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We have yet another edition of our weekly digest to share with you. We have created summaries of our most popular links for the week as well as reposting the links to all of the other great resources we have found. You’re sure to find a great resources or article below. Don’t forget to like our Facebook Page for all our product updates!

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What next for tertiary education? Some preliminary sketches | NCVER
http://goo.gl/GkBGWb
This discussion paper contains the ideas presented by a group of prominent thinkers reflecting on the Committee on the Future of Tertiary Education report. Coupled with its companion volume, A differentiated model for tertiary education: past ideas, contemporary policy and future possibilities, these publications aim to generate discussion and debate around the future for tertiary education in Australia.

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A stronger voice for industry on VET reform | Minister for Industry
http://goo.gl/ZrBwEH
The Hon Ian Macfarlane has announced a five-member Vocation Education and Training Advisory Board that will provide feedback to the Government throughout reforms taking in the sector.

The Board is made up of:

  • John Hart (Chair) – Chief Executive of Restaurant and Catering Australia and a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council;
  • Patrick McKendry (Deputy Chair) –  CEO Careers Australia Group and former Chairman of the National Quality Council and TVET Australia;
  • Tara Diamond – Executive Director, Industry Services at the Australian Mines & Metals Association;
  • Dominique Fisher – Executive Chairman and Managing Director of CareerLounge; and
  • Jodie Hughson – Manager for Quality, Learning and Workplace Development for Anglicare, Southern Queensland.

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Newsletter | TAFE Directors Australia
http://goo.gl/hgxFV3
The TAFE Directors Australia newsletter is always a great resource for keeping up to date with what is happening in the VET sector. The latest edition brings us a bunch of upcoming events, more information on the new VET Board, workshops on future-proofing your RTO, and commentary on the apprenticeships and traineeships slump. If you haven’t already make sure that you subscribe so you can get these updates straight into your inbox.

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Privacy Connections — 15 August 2014 | Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
http://goo.gl/e4n6Xd
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner will be disbanded from 31 December 2014. However, until then they are a great resource of information around data retention, reasonable steps to protect personal information and the Privacy Act.

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Understanding the non-completion of apprentices | NCVER
http://goo.gl/LNociw
This literature review was released back in June and explores the reason that “Approximately half of all apprenticeship contracts in the trades are not completed”. With findings that the most common reasons for not completing are employment-related this is an important read for all stakeholders in the Australian VET sector.

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Exploring the teaching nursing home model: literature review to inform the national evaluation of the TRACS program | Australian Policy Online
http://goo.gl/x10ZJW

2014 National VET Conference | Velg Training
http://goo.gl/1HizIa

Draft Standards for VET Regulators 2014 | Safe Work Resources Blog
http://goo.gl/ldO7Pp

New Training Resources | Safe Work Resources
http://goo.gl/oAzf6T

Unique Student Identifier (USI) – Training Organisation Video | Department of Industry
http://goo.gl/dbNKCq

Win a New Car! | Safe Work Resources
http://goo.gl/dkt4WG

A differentiated model for tertiary education: past ideas, contemporary policy and future possibilities | NCVER
http://goo.gl/15xLSK

2014 Annual TRANZnet Conference

2014 Annual TRANZnet Conference 

The Safe Work Resources team have just gotten back from the TRANZnet 2014 Annual Conference that was held in Melbourne. Running over three days from the 6th – 8th of August this conference showcased speakers from regulators through to business leaders. IMG_1452The variety found in the discussion panels and professional development workshops were only matched by the range of roles and training backgrounds of the conference delegates. Bringing such a vast mix of content and attendees into a successful conference was a great achievement by the TRANZnet committee and we are honoured to have been so heavily involved in this year’s conference. IMG_1566 In keeping with our belief that training providers who support the professional development of their team should be rewarded we offered all conference attendees a complete set of training, assessment and mapping resources for free. This gave some of the delegates an opportunity to try our resources for the first time and allowed others to add a bigger range of resources to their repertoire. IMG_1603 Two of our team members, Matt Peachey & Stefania Cola, were able to share their expertise by presenting at the conference. Matt presented Language, Literacy & Numeracy Testing of Learners & Mapping the ACSF to Units of Competency and a workshop on the New Draft Standards for RTO’s. While Stefania presented a workshop on Setting up your Social Media Accounts & Management of your Social Message.IMG_1512


You can access the resources & presentations via the buttons below.

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Weekly Digest

We have yet another edition of our weekly digest to share with you. We have created summaries of our most popular links for the week as well as reposting the links to all of the other great resources we have found. You’re sure to find a great resources or article in our mix. Please leave any comments in the section below.

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2014 Annual Conference – 6th-8th August | TRANZnet
http://goo.gl/Otdbqz
With less than a week to go the TRANZnet 2014 Annual Conference is set to be one of the greatest ever. The updated program has been released and can be found via the link above. Featuring a keynote address from Andrew Demetrious, Outgoing CEO of the Australian Football League. As well as a range of great speakers, workshops and discussion panels.

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Draft Standards for RTOs 2014 | Safe Work Resources
http://goo.gl/ZUvYac
The draft revised RTO and VET Regulator Standards were recently released. Since the drafts’ release there has been a range of events and opportunities aimed at consultation with the VET sector and stakeholders.

A final draft will be prepared and put forward for consideration by the COAG Industry and Skills Council. Once approved the new standards will come into effect from the 1st January, 2015.

Until the revised standards have been compiled and released we only have the current drafts to work from. In the blog post below we examine the key points in each standard and how this will impact on the VET sector.\

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Insight | NCVER
http://goo.gl/W59XlY
The National Centre for Vocational Education Research is the leading organisation in academia surrounding the Australian Vocational Education and Training sector. This eNewsletter provides an insight into widening participation through education and training.

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TRANZnet Mobile App | Safe Work Resources
http://goo.gl/2qcyxq
The TRANZnet Mobile app contains all the information, links, and resources to assist individuals wishing to connect with or find out more about the TRANZnet association. Download it on your iOS or Android smart phone today!

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Free Training Resources for all TRANZnet Delegates | Safe Work Resources
http://goo.gl/RDcLdA
As the proud platinum sponsors of the 2014 annual TRANZnet conference we are excited to announce some amazing giveaways for all conference delegates.

 

We will be giving each and every delegate at the TRANZnet 2014 Annual Conference one full suite of Training Resources for a unit of their choice.

 

That’s up to $2500 worth of extra value just for attending the conference!

 

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Sending more than 1 delegate from your RTO to TRANZnet?
You get a set of resources for EACH delegate attending!

 

Delegates can choose their set of Training Resources from any of our extensive range. No strings attached.

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Other links for the week:

Skills Update | MSA
http://goo.gl/sPO6rL

Newsletter | Government Skills Australia
http://goo.gl/tW1P9h

National Monday Update | ACPET
http://goo.gl/7U7Pca

Webinar – Accessibility | Department of Training & Workforce Development
http://goo.gl/1Kowzg

 

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Weekly Digest

We have yet another edition of our weekly digest to share with you. We have created summaries of our most popular links for the week as well as reposting the links to all of the other great resources we have found. You’re sure to find a great resources or article in our mix. Please leave any comments in the section below.

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2014 Annual Conference – 6th-8th August | TRANZnet
http://goo.gl/Otdbqz
The TRANZnet 2014 Annual Conference is set to be one of the greatest ever. The updated program has been released and can be found via the link above. Featuring a keynote address from Andrew Demetrious, Outgoing CEO of the Australian Football League. As well as a range of great speakers, workshops and discussion panels.

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NCVER News | NCVER
http://goo.gl/44aYwJ
The NCVER newsletter is a great way to keep up to date with all of the research that is currently taking place or has just been published within the VET sector. This edition features a wrap up of the 23rd National VET Research Conference ‘No Frills’, Latest releases, VOCEDplus updates & more information on the UNESCO UNEVOC Regional Forum. If you haven’t subscribed yet make sure that you do.

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Training and development, vol. 41, no. 3, June 2014 | VOCED Plus
http://goo.gl/yPCDAt
The Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD) and the New Zealand Association for Training and Development (NZATD) have teamed up for another issue of “Training and Development”. This teaching and learning journal features articles such as E-learning panel discussions at AITD2014, Wearable technologies: shaping the future of learning and Using social media to enable lifelong learning.

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Other links for the week:

How 10 wild years made online learning what it is today | DailyGenius
http://goo.gl/W8XQtQ

Training Resources Giveaway | Safe Work Resources
http://goo.gl/GwVZqi

Get a Free 2014 National VET Conference Registration | Safe Work Resources
http://goo.gl/GwVZqi

Writing for Online | Sector Capability
http://goo.gl/0nBnmC

Seven Ways To Be An Effective Mentor | Insources
http://goo.gl/S9HxYh

Win A Car | Safe Work Resources
http://goo.gl/GwVZqi

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) | Sector Capability
http://goo.gl/eowkTX

RII Assessment Requirements Review | SkillsDMC
http://goo.gl/VyM8AC

 

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Wall of Hands | Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation
http://goo.gl/3nSHpH
The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) is dedicated to raising language, literacy and numeracy standards in Australia and raises funds to develop, implement and sustain innovative projects for individuals, families and communities.
Join them in their latest drive: Wall of Hands Indigenous Literacy Appeal. This national fundraising and awareness campaign asks you to bridge the Indigenous literacy gap by raising your hand to show you care about this issue.
Here at Safe Work Resources we join the ALNF in their belief that “Being able to read and write is a basic human right” so as part of our 2014 National VET Conference (NVC) we will be donating $1 for every entry into our competition.

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Social Media – but I don’t have time (Webinar) | Velg Training
Have you ever wondered how you are supposed to fit social media into a busy VET world? Then the newest Velg Training webinar series, Social Media Coffee & Chat, is for you.
Dimity Redcliffe, the Marketing and Communications Manager at Velg Training, will take you through scheduling your social media content. “Scheduling gives you the ability to take the content you have and having a piece of technology post it for you. There are many apps that can schedule content across most platforms and this webinar will go through those options for you.”
The webinar will take place on the 1st of August and is FREE for all Velg Training Members.
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TDA National Conference 2014 | TAFE Directors Australia
TAFE Directors Australia will be holding their 2014 National Conference at the Sheraton on the Park in Sydney. This annual showcase will take place on the 1st & 2nd of September with pre-conference workshops taking place on Sunday 31st of August. The theme for this years conference is Vision 2020 and delegates will explore ways to increase productivity and ‘create dangerously’. For more information and a sneak peak at the draft program follow the link above.
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Webinar: Create an e-learning strategy for your RTO | VET Development Centre
The VET Development Centre are hosting a webinar on creating an e-learning strategy for your RTO on the 22nd of July 2014. The webinar will teach you the basics of creating a strategic plan to assist in the implementation of e-learning at your RTO. Attendees will go through the components of blended learning, the differences between designing e-learning and other training activities, determining a blended model and creating content with subject matter experts.
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Other links for the week:

Students and courses 2013 | NCVER
http://goo.gl/oiObXs

VOCEDplus Curated Collections | VOCEDplus
http://goo.gl/Jyg75f

Open Access Survey June 2014 | Australian Policy Online
http://goo.gl/Mec5W1

Manage Class Time | Insources
http://goo.gl/fNkylx

Data Support Bulletin | NCVER
http://goo.gl/GVpn8V

National Monday Update | ACPET
http://goo.gl/gUjNeX

Literacy Changes Everything | Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation
http://goo.gl/mM2Iw7

RPL for Beginners | VET Development Centre
http://goo.gl/FQepPP
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We are coming into the busiest part of the year for VET Professional Development. With the TRANZnet 2014 Annual Conference less than a month away and the 2014 National VET Conference just around the corner times are getting hectic. We are the proud platinum sponsors for both of these conferences and are celebrating with some crazy giveaways! Find out more info below or here.

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Free 2014 National VET Conference Registration with any 4 Courses purchased
http://goo.gl/NfiIkF
As proud sponsors of the 2014 National VET Conference we are excited to announce that when you purchase ANY 4 Training Resources in one transaction throughout June you will receive:

  • One Full Conference Registration (two-day ticket option) to the 2014 National VET Conference hosted by Velg Training, valued at $1350.

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Win a Car with Safe Work Resources
http://goo.gl/NfiIkF
Safe Work Resources is proud to be the Platinum Partner at the 2014 National VET Conference in Brisbane this year and as part of our partnership we are giving delegates the chance to win a new Holden Barina Spark!

Entry into the competition is free for Conference Delegates, all you need to do is visit the Safe Work Resources stand at the conference and fill out the entry form. Every entry received will mean Safe Work Resources will donate $1 to the conference charity, The Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation.

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Free Training Resources for all TRANZnet Delegates
http://goo.gl/NfiIkF
As the proud platinum sponsors of the 2014 annual TRANZnet conference we are excited to announce some amazing giveaways for all conference delegates.

We will be giving each and every delegate at the TRANZnet 2014 Annual Conference one full suite of Training Resources for a unit of their choice.

That’s up to $2500 worth of extra value just for attending the conference!

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Sending more than 1 delegate from your RTO to TRANZnet?
You get a set of resources for EACH delegate attending!

Delegates can choose their set of Training Resources from any of our extensive range. No strings attached.

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TRANZnet 2014 Annual Conference Early Bird Rates Extended
http://goo.gl/zdhJxa
TRANZnet announced earlier this week that they were extending the Early Bird Rate until the 14th of July.

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Check out the other great links that we shared this week:

Foundation Skills Workforce Development Project – Latest News
http://goo.gl/hjSkQo

Apprentices and Trainees 2013 – Annual | NCVER
http://goo.gl/7kT2iI

TAFE Directors Australia – Newsletter
http://goo.gl/WmRzL2

Measuring VET Participation by Socioeconomic Status | NCVER
http://goo.gl/GjkZGx

Facilitation Skills for Face-to-Face and Virtual Training | Insources
http://goo.gl/6aDTcC

Economic Vulnerability in Australia, 2002-12: an Employment Perspective | NCVER
http://goo.gl/MbeOeB

Independent Review of the VET Sector in Western Australia 2013-14 | VOCEDPlus
http://goo.gl/kL44mI

Global Industry Leader to Open VET Research Conference | NCVER
http://goo.gl/i9gtrj

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Weekly Digest

We have yet another edition of our weekly digest to share with you. We have created summaries of our 5 most popular links for the week as well as reposting the links to all of the other great resources we have found. You’re sure to find a great resources or article in our mix. Please leave any comments in the section below.

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Free 2014 National VET Conference Registration with any 4 Courses purchased
http://goo.gl/NfiIkF
As proud sponsors of the 2014 National VET Conference we are excited to announce that when you purchase ANY 4 Training Resources in one transaction throughout June you will receive:

  • One Full Conference Registration (two-day ticket option) to the 2014 National VET Conference hosted by Velg Training, valued at $1350.

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Draft revised RTO & VET Regulator Standards | Department of Industry
http://goo.gl/c3DnbS
The draft revised RTO & VET regulator standards are now available for public consultation. The re-examination of the standards was brought about to better facilitate the different levels of risk posed by different providers and to remove unnecessary regulation and red tape. Copies of the draft standards are available via the above link. Following the public consultations a final draft will be prepared for consideration by the COAG Industry and Skills Council. The expected timeline for the revised standards have them set to come into effect from 1January 2015.

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E-Facilitation Program – Applications now open! | Skills Tasmania
http://goo.gl/rRmAFu
Do you have previous experience in e-learning and would like to develop and gain recognition for these e-facilitation skills? Do you hold (or are working towards) a TAE10 – Training and Education qualification? Skills Tasmania may be searching for you!

The Tasmanian Government is funding the 2014 Skills Tasmania E-Facilitation Program. This program will take participants through a series of webinars and support sessions aligned to TAEDEL501A – Facilitate E-Learning. Find out more via the above link.

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MskillsUpdate | Manufacturing Skills Australia
http://goo.gl/e7zpU2
Manufacturing Skills Australia publishes a monthly newsletter that helps you to stay informed about the latest in industry news, Training Package updates, workforce development, funding and events. If you are training within the Manufacturing sector make sure you sign up to their monthly Mskills Update newsletter. It’s free, easy and you can unsubscribe at any time you want, simply click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of your newsletter. More info can be found via the above link.

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Win a CAR at the 2014NVC
http://goo.gl/NfiIkF
Safe Work Resources is proud to be the Platinum Partner at the 2014 National VET Conference in Brisbane this year and as part of our partnership we are giving delegates the chance to win a new Holden Barina Spark!

Entry into the competition is free for Conference Delegates, all you need to do is visit the Safe Work Resources stand at the conference and fill out the entry form. Every entry received will mean Safe Work Resources will donate $1 to the conference charity, The Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation.

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eNews | VET Development Centre
http://goo.gl/GKCPyJ

More Apprentices & Trainees Complete Training: 2013 data released | NCVER
http://goo.gl/mKiFaJ

Teachers Teaching Online – MOOC | WizIQ
http://goo.gl/Q9Tez3

2014 Impact Learning Awards | Institute for Learning Professionals
http://goo.gl/XKP0cc

VET Reform – Progress to Date | Department of Industry
http://goo.gl/dFJr30

Alternative Education & Transition Pathways for Early School-Leavers | Australian Policy Online
http://goo.gl/0Kh4Ih