Month: September 2018

Are micro-credentials a way to go bro?

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority recently consulted about recognising micro-credentials to complement existing qualifications. This is a debate occurring in Australia too as we look at hard at the AQF and Training Packages, and what might change. Why look at micro-credentials? Here in Australia the current review of the AQF and its underpinning contextual research …

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VET issues highlighted at the NCVER’s ‘No frills’ conference

August and September have been busy months with both the No frills and VDC conferences being held. This year, the annual ‘No frills’ conference was held in Sydney. Here are a few highlights. The conference The 27th ‘No Frills’ conference was co-hosted by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) and New Zealand partners: …

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TDA & AVETRA Innovation Scholarship – Now Open

TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) and AVETRA are pleased to announce the ‘TAFE Innovation Scholarship’ for 2018. This initiative, which commenced in 2014, aims to foster innovation in workforce development programs for enterprises. Recipients of the scholarship will investigate innovative ways to meet new and emerging skill needs through research projects undertaken in industry or community …

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TDA & AVETRA Innovation Scholarship – Now Open

TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) and AVETRA are pleased to announce the ‘TAFE Innovation Scholarship’ for 2018. This initiative, which commenced in 2014, aims to foster innovation in workforce development programs for enterprises. Recipients of the scholarship will investigate innovative ways to meet new and emerging skill needs through research projects undertaken in industry or community …

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Total VET Effort Steady

The reporting season for 2017 VET data is in full swing. Data on total VET activity shows that estimated number of students participating in VET has remained steady at 4.2 million. This contrasts with government-funded activity, which declined by nearly 6%  from 2016 to 1.2 million in 2017. Total VET activity Nearly 4200 providers delivered …

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Employer and Student Views of VET

Each year sees results of the student outcomes survey published by NCVER. Last year also saw the publication of results from the employer use and views survey which happens every two years. What do they tell us about how both groups see VET training? What students think of their VET training In 2017, student satisfaction …

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