Workplace Development

Reforming VET sector funding? Dual-sector institutions have their say

Vice-Chancellors of Australia’s six dual sector institutions offer “suggestions for a more coherent tertiary education system” and suggest some policy settings that might help that. It was prepared in response to the interim report by the Productivity Commission on the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development. What do they suggest? First, the Vice-Chancellors’ paper …

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Introducing VDC Summer Series

Over the summer, sit back, relax, focus on your wellness and wellbeing by joining us in an exciting new range of sessions, from Unleashing Superheroes to Leading with Wellness Front of Mind to ISO Fatigue. Each sessions is 45 minutes, interactive virtual discussion with an opportunity for questions. Each session is only $25. To find …

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Learning in Turbulent Time: Free Online Research-Based Event

A free online research-based event, Monday 16th November 2020, 6pm-8pm AEDT. Please support Ballarat’s thirteenth annual OctoberVET event, mounted by Fed Uni’s VET research group RAVE – Researching Adult and Vocational Education. SPEAKERS & TOPICS Young people and the COVID-19 labour market: Insights from ‘PISA 2018’ Anthony Mann, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development The …

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Building positive homestay experiences for international students

OK, this short article represents the hope that life will eventually return to a ‘new normal’, and Australia’s borders will open again. Once international students start to return, they will need places to stay. Homestay is one accommodation option. The research Jen Walsh and Hugh Guthrie conducted a project funded by the Victorian Department of …

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Do we need a Diploma of Professional Studies?

Here’s another idea, building on our first article this issue. It’s from Holmesglen Institute Mackenzie Research Centre. It proposes “the Diploma of Professional Studies, that utilises existing training packages and also incorporates literacy, numeracy and digital competence skills.” What’s the deal? Authored by Gerald Burke, Tom Karmel and Bruce Mackenzie and entitled “A vocational education …

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