Workplace Development

What does Australia’s skills classification system look like?

“The Australian Skills Classification systematically sets out the structure of, and relationships between, skills within occupations and across the labour market.” It is the pillar of the NSC’s Jobs and Education Data Infrastructure (JEDI) project. The National Skills Commission recently released its BETA release discussion paper on the Australian Skills Classification system. What does this …

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Life after school for Gen Z

A new infographic from the Longitudinal Survey of Australian Youth presents findings from their 2019 interviews, when those interviewed were, on average, 19 years old. The infographic looks at their levels of engagement with study and work, their desire for different work, and the type of study they are doing. Almost all (91%) were fully …

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Mentoring and peer support: Key ways to build teacher capability

Another article in this issue has looked at teaching capability. This time the focus in on two strategies to build that capability: peer support and mentoring. The Macklin review noted strong support for improving the professional learning for VET and ACFE teachers including the establishment of mentoring programs and professional learning communities to enhance learning …

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A new take on VET teaching capability

NCVER has just re-released a report aimed at “identifying approaches that could enhance teaching quality in the vocational education and training (VET) sector.” It found that there was strong support for implementing systematic approaches to teacher preparation, mentor support and providing opportunities for continuing professional development. This new study This report, authored by NCVER’s Josie …

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Free Skills First Family Violence Professional Learning Programs

Free for Victorian Skills First providers, the DET Family Violence Programs are now available as part of a suite of quality initiatives under Victorian Government’s Building from Strength, the 10 Year Industry Plan for Family Violence Prevention and Response. These programs are designed for teachers, trainers and assessors interested in delivering Family Violence related courses. …

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The RECI Project

Help us to help you strengthen the community! Over the coming months Mental Health Victoria’s workforce development team will be taking a deep dive into mental health support for Victoria’s community. MHV is inviting you to have your say, please take a moment to complete the baseline scoping exercise (it should only take about six …

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Community Education key to foundation skills for regional Australia

This new report from NCVER shows that regionally-based community Ed providers deliver more foundation skills training than other training providers in regional areas. This training can have a significant impact on an individual’s social and human capital, including improving students’ levels of self-confidence and feelings of self-worth as well as developing important soft skills. Good …

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