Month: August 2019

Protecting the quality of international VET and English language education

International education is big business for Australian universities, English language and VET providers. ASQA’s latest strategic audit is concerned with protecting the quality of this market for the English language and VET providers it regulates. What are the problems? Australia’s reputation in on- and off-shore course provision in intensive English language (ELICOS) and VET courses …

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Valuing TAFE in Queensland

The Victorian TAFE Association commissioned KPMG a while ago to look at the value TAFE brings to that state. Now let’s have a look at what the answers KPMG has found for TAFE in Queensland. In the last exciting episode! KPMG’s report on Victorian TAFE, which was featured in VDC News in July last year, …

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CEO Message – ASQA Regulatory Strategy 2019-21 focuses on Trainer & Assessor Capability

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) Chief Commissioner and CEO Mark Paterson recently announced the release of the ASQA Regulatory Strategy 2019-21. Mr. Paterson described the Regulatory Strategy as a key element to its risk-based approach to regulation. The Strategy identifies ASQA’s regulatory priorities and the actions it will take to address systemic risks to …

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CEO Message – Supported internships: a program of social inclusion for young people with disability

FREE National Lunch Time Webinar (23rd August) As part of our Thought Leadership Series for 2019, VDC is pleased to present International Specialised Skills Institute (ISSI) fellowship recipient Jan Davis from Holmesglen Institute of TAFE. Jan will outline findings from a UK study tour and the subsequent pilot with the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. …

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Does course duration matter?

In mid-2017 ASQA completed a review that looked at the issues created by unduly short training. NCVER recently released one of its latest reports, entitled: “Do course durations matter to training quality and outcomes?” which took another look at this issue. What ASQA reported ASQA’s 2017 review found that “concern about unduly short training is …

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Workplace Equality and Respect

Our Watch, the national agency to prevent violence against women, has recently launched a new set of tools and resources to help workplaces prevent violence. The website outlines five standards that workplaces can strive to meet which are about having an internal culture and the right policies and leadership to support gender equality. Workplace Equality and …

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