Month: May 2019

Conversing about skilling the future workforce

Australian Industry Standards (AIS) held a series of Industry Skills Forums and Leaders’ Dinners between September and November 2018. These events aimed to identify industry skills needs and workforce development issues, now and into the future – including digital transformation. What happened? Facilitated by Kerry O’Brien the forums involved two panel discussions. The panels were …

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Unpacking VET for secondary students

Preparing secondary students for employment, further training and the changing world of work is of keen interest to employers, educationalists and policymakers alike. But there is also strong interest in how VET studies help the development of employability skills. What is the report about? The report by Josie Misko and her colleagues from NCVER “is …

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Register now for ‘No Frills’ 2019

VDC is proud to once again to sponsor a VET Practitioner Scholarship at the 28th National VET Research Conference ‘No Frills’. Join NCVER and co-host TAFE SA in Adelaide this July as presenters and delegates from across Australia and around the world come together for the 28th National VET Research Conference ‘No Frills’. Don’t miss your chance to hear guest …

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Post election: What next for VET?

The federal election on May 18 saw the Liberal – National Coalition form government. So, what does this result mean for the VET sector? On Wednesday 29 May, Senator Michaelia Cash will be sworn in as Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business. The VET Sector will also have a junior minister as part …

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Australia and Indonesia explore closer VET ties

In a recent joint statement, Australia and Indonesia explored more active co-operation. Trade Minister The Hon Simon Birmingham and his Indonesian counterpart, Enggartiasto Lukita signed a joint declaration on 4 March this year. What the joint declaration says about VET While the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) is broad in its concept, as the …

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The labour market for apprentices

Apprentices have been a big-ticket item in the election campaign for both the major parties. Where are the shortages, and where are the labour market opportunities? What are the major parties promising? The Liberal Party is promising that: “Over the next five years a further 80,000 apprentices will be created in occupations with skills shortages, …

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Just announced – New Skills First Professional Learning Programs

Just announced – New Skills First Professional Learning Programs The Victorian Department of Education and Training has provided funding to the VDC to develop and deliver a specific range of professional development programs that are free for Victorian Skills First Contracted Training Providers and Learn Local providers workforce, as a response to the Government’s commitment …

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