There are some interesting items in this edition of VET News. I would particularly recommend a report release by the NCVER in August entitled The Fourth Industrial Revolution: The implications of technical disruption for Australian VET. I have found this a fascinating report and a real insight to the future of skills in Australia. The report focuses on the relationship between disruptive technologies and demand for skills, specialist skills versus generic skills and barriers to VET students’ and their ongoing skill development in respect of disruptive technologies. I would totally recommend this report as required reading. We all need to get our minds around how the skills demand is evolving.
We have also released today a new blog on the requirements for training and assessment strategies in support of clauses 1.1 and 1.2 of the RTO standards. We have provided some no-nonsense advice about this (as you would expect) and there is an updated template for the development of a training and assessment strategy that is free to download. You can access the blog here (click).
Third party arrangements with international education agents
With the ongoing Parliamentary enquiry into the efficacy of current regulation of Australian migration agents, ASQA is reminding training providers offering courses to overseas students of their obligations around third-party arrangements, particularly with international education agents.
Training providers will be held accountable by ASQA if an international education agent they partner with is found to be engaging in poor behaviour. ASQA actively reviews the compliance of Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) providers with the National Code and this Standard.
The Reasonable adjustment in teaching, learning and assessment: A guide for VET Practitioners guide has recently been updated due to recent legislative changes in the VET Sector and feedback from VET practitioners.
Teachers, trainers, tutors, disability practitioners and educational managers can apply the strategies and measures outlined in the guide to ensure learner with disability are not disadvantaged when undertaking training and undergoing assessment.
A series of Facts Sheets and FAQs are now available to help navigate the VET Sector.
Information about Australian Apprenticeships, industry partnerships, learning pathways and much more can be found here.
Training Package Updates
Changes to training package: MEA: Aeroskills Training Package
25 qualifcations added
25 qualifactions removed
24 units of competency added
167 units of competency updated
23 units of competency removed
4 skill sets added
150 skill sets updated
2 skill sets removed
22 imported units of competency added
30 imported units of competency removed
To access the revised training package, click here.
Articles and Papers
Implications of technological disruption for VET
Disruptive technologies are influencing the demand for skills in many occupations. The research finds that disruptive technologies such as automation, advanced robotics and virtualisation has changed the nature of some existing jobs and has expanded the range of tasks, such as problem-solving, continuous learning, creativity and collaboration.
The 2018 NSW Training Awards celebrate’s and recognise’s the outstanding achievements of students, trainers/teachers, training organisations and employers in the vocational education and training (VET) sector.
The 2018 Training Awards will be held at Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday 12th September from 5:30pm – 11;00pm.
Australian Industry Standards (AIS) is bringing together leaders from key industries to explore current and future skills challenges caused by the changing world of work. A series of Industry Skills Forums around the country will be hosted by prominent journalist and author Kerry O’Brien. The Forums will feature panel discussions about future skilling in an age of digital transformation and new thinking about jobs and careers.
AIS Industry Skills Forums will be held in each capital city around the country from September to November, kicking off in Canberra on 11 September.
The 2018 National VET Conference will be held over two days on the 13th-14th September 2018 at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Attendees will be given the opportunity to engage in a variety of plenary and elective sessions. There will be a wide variety of topics presented by industry professionals as well as the opportunity to meet with product and service providers and network with peers from across Australia.
Pre-conference Master Classes will be held on Wednesday 12 September.
The Youth Pathways to Further Education & Employment Conference
The Youth Pathways to Further Education & Employment conference will bring together stakeholders from across education and employment to showcase practical strategies to improve pathways, partnerships and engagement for youth.
The conference will be held on the 16th & 17th October at the CQ Function Centre in Melbourne.
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Early Childhood Education Combined Assessment Package – Limited Time Offer
For a limited time only, Newbery Consulting is pleased to offer the combined assessment support materials packages for the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualifications at a significantly reduced price.