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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2015 Archive

QUOTES FOR CHRISTMAS Posted by VET Centre on Tuesday, 22 December 2015 in VET The VET Blog is signing off for 2015. The ever-present Christmas dilemma is what to give our blog readers as a parting gift for the year? Thankfully, India’s EdTechReview has just the thing to feed your professional thinking over the Christmas-New Year break. The good folk at …

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2014 Archive

OECD REVIEW OF VET Posted by VETCentre on Thursday, 18 December 2014 in VET Late last month the OECD released Skills Beyond School (116 pages) which reviews how OECD countries are meeting the demand for skills, or falling short of the mark. And falling short is what most countries are doing. The image and status of VET is something that the report suggests …

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2013 Archive

SCREEN READING ON THE RISE Posted by VETCentre on Tuesday, 17 December 2013 in Research An Australia Council fact sheet tells us how the reading habits of Australians are changing – something of no small interest to teachers and trainers. A changing story: trends in reading among Australians, based on data collected as part of the Council’s Get Reading! …

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