Month: January 2018

Non-accredited training takes a dive

Participation rates have fallen markedly between 2013 and 2017 A few days before Christmas the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released Work-Related Training and Adult Learning, Australia, 2016-17, based on analysis of survey data collected between July 2016 and July 2017. Despite the timing, the findings don’t add up to a Christmas present if you …

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Giving apprenticeships a red hot go

And reclaiming lost ground for traineeships As 2017 ran down, the Victorian Skills Commissioner (VSC) ramped up, launching a report with oomph. Rebalance and Relaunch will repay your attention. Its subtitle captures the intent: ‘Supporting Victoria’s economy by enhancing apprenticeship and traineeship pathways as a mechanism for skilling the future workforce.’ There’s loads of ambition …

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Fixing teacher training for VETiS

Clear and present challenge – recruiting and training the best teachers At Latrobe University’s leafy Bundoora campus in Melbourne’s north, two academics have crafted a thoughtful report on The teacher education of VET in Schools (VETiS) teachers (32 pages). Mike Brown and Karen O’Reilly Briggs have an attachment to their topic; both were trade teachers …

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