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VET Sector News- April 2022

Experts to support ASQA regulatory efforts, strategic vision The government has established a new national advisory council to support the best practice regulation of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector. Peter Costantini will chair the new council, comprised of members professor Valerie Braithwaite, Renee Hindmarsh, Dr Grant Klinkum, Adrienne Nieuwenhuis, Neil Quarmby, and Dr […]
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How colleges and universities are reimagining remote learning

Just two years ago, universities around the world closed their campuses at the pandemic’s onset, and embarked on a never-before-tried experiment: delivering education 100 percent remotely. The results have been mixed, especially in low- and middle-income countries, but universities everywhere agree that online classes are a permanent feature. The question is how to do it […]
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National Microcredentials Framework

DESE has undertaken extensive consultation with the wider tertiary sector to develop the National Microcredentials Framework. The framework’s goal is to provide greater clarity and understanding within the tertiary education sector and amongst learners as to the value and recognition of microcredentials. The framework should also encourage transparency, consistency and objectivity in the sector around […]
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How COVID-19 caused a global learning crisis

In McKinsey and Company’s latest report on unfinished learning, we examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on student learning and well-being, and identify potential considerations for school systems as they support students in recovery and beyond. For more information, please visit How COVID-19 caused a global learning crisis | McKinsey
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National Workforce Strategy

The National Workforce Strategy provides a framework for Government to work with to ensure sector-specific workforce plans are data-driven, enable and equip Australians to take up available work, remove barriers to participation, activate industry to drive change, and use migration to complement the domestic workforce. For more information, please visit National Workforce Strategy – Department […]
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Advisory Group for VET Reforms

The Commonwealth, with all State and Territory Governments, are together progressing a program of significant structural reform of the VET system to improve efficiency, transparency and confidence in the sector and ensure Australians have access to high quality and relevant training. The Advisory Group for VET Reforms has been established in the context of the […]
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Australian Skills Classification 2.0 released

The Australian Skills Classification helps define the skills that underpin jobs in Australia. As employers, workers, education providers and policy makers recognise that skills are the real currency of the labour market, the Australian Skills Classification can play a pivotal part in enabling new skills-based approaches to workforce and talent strategies, learning and development, and […]
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The government has unveiled a plan to invest $900 million on Australia’s research infrastructure

The Australian Government has announced the introduction of the 2021 National Research Infrastructure (NRI) Roadmap, which will invest $900 million over five years in tools, technology, and skills to bolster Australia’s worldwide competitiveness in research. Acting Education and Youth Minister Stuart Robert stated that ensuring funding certainty for research and innovation would strengthen Australia’s comparative […]
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Worldskills support youth to thrive

A comprehensive study commissioned by Worldskills Australia explores the views and attitudes of over 400 young apprentices, trainees, VET students and their mentors. The survey is to better understand what motivates them and discover how Worldskills can further encourage young people to consider pursuing a vocational skill. Amid significant and well-publicised labour shortages, a precarious […]
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