Month: November 2016

VET is key in securing transitions for the Auto industry

Imminent auto industry changes provide an opening for new skills formation, upskilling and reskilling demands for VET providers. Manufacturer’s Monthly recently reported on solid short term prospects for manufacturing (‘Outlook for manufacturing export industry positive’). The last VDC newsletter highlighted VET’s long term role in maintaining Australia’s position among leading manufacturing nations (‘Australia’s manufacturing future …

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CEO Message: 2016 Australia Malaysia ‘Towards 2020’ Visit

The VDC was recently privileged to host Ms. Sri Valli Suppiah, Senior Principal Assistant Director Industry Liaison and Employability Division Department of Polytechnic Education Higher Education Ministry Malaysia. Sri is the recipient of the 2016 Australia Malaysia ‘Towards 2020’ Scholarships Executive Award. The objective of the Scholarships is to support Malaysia to engage in professional …

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International Education by the numbers

VET makes an important contribution to the success of Australia’s third biggest export earner: international education. In 2015, total export income from international education was $19.4b – that figure includes students studying onshore and offshore earnings from providing education related services. The onshore component is far and away the greatest slice of the action at …

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VET levels the playing field

New research shows school students with low reading skills can secure good learning and employment outcomes through VET. The University Of Melbourne – Melbourne Institute latest paper entitled What happens to students with low reading proficiency at 15? Evidence from Australia (42 pages, October 2016) examines the VET pathway for school students. The abstract on …

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CEO Message: Emotional Intelligence

“Leading Emotionally Intelligent in the workplace”, to help you grow emotional competencies in your organisation As the VET workplace continues to evolve, making room for new technologies and innovations, VDC has been looking into options that can help you in this changing environment. It’s no secret that leaders with emotional intelligence are better able to …

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