Workplace Development

Pathways to higher education

Pathway programs are now a key element in Australia’s attempts to improve access to undergraduate studies for disadvantaged students. A recent report examines the effectiveness of sub-bachelor pathways and enabling programs. The 2014-15 Budget, the Commonwealth government proposed to uncap sub-bachelor programs and provide Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) for students enrolled in them. The proposed …

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Recognising TAFE’s strengths in applied research

Applied research is gathering momentum in the TAFE sector. An earlier newsletter article (RedSpace: thinking) looked at Red:Space, TAFE Queensland’s Centre for Applied Research and Innovation, and reported on a recent Innovation and Applied Research Roundtable held at Canberra Institute of Technology and hosted by TAFE Directors Australia and the LH Martin Institute. Applied research …

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Study captures VET sector diversity

LH Martin Institute report, Profiling institutional diversity across the Australian VET sector provides an insight on the changes that have occurred over time as policy has evolved, particularly the evolution of contestable markets. The Institute’s study was supported by TAFE Directors Australia and the Australian Council for Private Education and Training. The report’s key finding are: …

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Qualifications and Employment Outcomes

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released an online report on 22 June 2016, entitled Qualifications and Work, Australia, 2015. The report tells a story about what happens in the workplace with the qualifications you deliver. There’s an employment benefit. In 2015, 61 per cent of Australians aged 15-64 had a post-school qualification. If you …

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VET in Australia…Take a Bow

Sometimes we become distracted by what isn’t working in our VET system and pay too little attention to what works well. An outsider’s perspective can be the antidote to our irritations. That’s exactly what’s provided by Gabriel Sanchez Zinny in a blog post on the US edition of The Huffington Post. Zinny is the Executive …

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Methodical, long term, statewide workforce planning

Good workforce planning helps allocate training resources efficiently and effectively. Western Australia follows its own workforce planning and development model which is managed through the Department of Training and Workforce Development. Victoria is about to tool up its workforce planning capability again with the appointment late in 2015 of the Victorian Skills Commissioner – the …

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RedSpace: thinking

TAFE Queensland has launched RedSpace: Centre for Applied Research and Innovation. RedSpace: provides a focal point for a new way of thinking about and packaging what TAFE does and can do. RedSpace: is offering Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Services (ARIES) that align with and further the policy goals set out in the National Innovation …

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2016 Archive

COMPUTERS, JOBS AND RATES OF PAY Posted by VETCentre on Thursday, 30 June 2016 in E-Learning The incursion of digital technology into the workplace has hastened year on year. Old timers will be able to tell you when the first photocopier arrived in their workplace. It was under lock and key because a copy was so expensive. The old …

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