Month: February 2017

Ice addiction & training

The Victorian Government recently launched Ice: training for frontline workers – a free, online training package for all Victorians who, as part of their job, come into contact with people who are ice-affected. The training is designed for all frontline workers who work in health, community services, education, police and emergency services, correctional facilities and …

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Qualifications do reap rewards

When you do the numbers, VET qualifications offer long term benefits? It’s a common observation today that a post-school qualification is essential for improving individual life chances. As the newsletter indicated a few months ago, Australia is forecast to create a million jobs over the next five years, but only 69,000 of those jobs are …

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Training ideas that work

Five Victorian VET providers have implemented innovative programs that are making a difference for disengaged young learners. VET has a proud record in testing and implementing teaching and learning innovations, and in aligning those innovations with new ways of providing student support and furthering industry relevance. VET’s outreach to students and employers is a clear …

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The good, bad and ugly of work experience

Unpaid work experience in Australia (83 pages) Study confirms what VET practitioners have long known – work placements enhance VET students’ confidence and job prospects. Late last year the Commonwealth Department of Employment released a study into work-integrated learning, work placements, internships or work experience. The study looked closely at the benefits and pitfalls of …

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9/10 VET graduates recommend training

The NCVER’s National Student Outcomes Survey, reveals positive news for learners, teachers and providers. Of the 44,000 VET graduates who responded to the Total VET graduate outcomes 2016 (24 pages) survey indicated encouraging employment outcomes. For example: 55.5 per cent of graduates said they had an improved employment status after training 71.0 per cent of …

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Australian Jobs growth

Grattan Institute analysis poses strategic questions for the VET sector. The Grattan Institute, a Melbourne-based think tank, has pulled together some valuable data about where jobs growth is occurring in Australia. The Institute’s CEO, John Daley, spoke about ‘Productivity and geography’ to a Productivity Commission conference in December last. His presentation was accompanied by a …

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