Month: July 2017

VET Under The Microscope

Analysing VET regulation, regional education, and readiness for post-school education and training The who, where and how? There are three inquiries a foot that bare, one way or another, on the roles, responsibilities and interests of VET professionals and Australia’s VET providers. Review of national vocation education legislation Review into regional, rural and remote education …

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Recognising and protecting VET’s role in tertiary education

Voices across the VET sector call for more purposeful policy approaches to tertiary education as a whole Our last newsletter reviewed an article by Peter Noonan which presses the case for fixing Australia’s tertiary education funding model so that the complementary strengths of VET and higher education are valued and preserved. (See, Is Australia’s VET …

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What jobs are needed and where?

Numbers to get you thinking Good data makes for good planning, and helps to test the viability of ideas. Given the lock step relationship between VET and industry, knowing where employment markets are heading helps identify the needs and opportunities ahead. There are many sources of useful data, such as the Regional Australia Institute’s Human …

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CEO Message – New VDC Premises

We are excited to announce that as of 31 July, the VDC has moved to new premises at Level 8, 379 Collins Street Melbourne. Located in the heart of the city on the corner of Collins and Queen Street, the newly fitted training centre incorporates our offices and features two training rooms, meeting rooms and …

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10 High Impact Teaching Strategies

Ten strategies VET teachers can adapt for their learning environments A recent VDC newsletter article, ‘A toolkit of teaching strategies that power up learning’ (23 May), introduced the Evidence for Learning Toolkit published by Social Ventures Australia. This article introduces another valuable resource on teaching practice recently published by the Victorian Department of Education and …

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