The National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER) have recently released a report supporting how the Vocational Education and Training (*VET) Systems is best placed to support employers address skills shortages induced by lower migration and changing economic conditions and technological changes. The research examines factors that influence an employers decision to engage with the National VET system.
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In related news, NCVER also hosted a webinar on the 8 December 2021 regarding the research findings of their report: ‘Attracting Industry Experts to Become VET Practitioners: A journey, not a destination’. The recording is now available and can be accessed here: 2021 NCVER Webinars.
We were delighted to see an incredible turnout of RTOs representing our diverse industry coverage areas on Friday 3 December 2021 at the LDSC annual RTO Forum. With at least representative from each industry sector: Maritime, Retail, Aviation, Road Transport, Rail, Warehousing and Logistics. A thank you to all our presenters who provided an update on their respective areas with insight into what is occurring for their organisations next year:
Learners undertaking Vocational Education and Training (VET) must complete placement in a workplace for some courses. There is currently a lack of consistency in how these Mandatory Workplace Requirements (MWRs) are expressed in training products and there is variation in how they are interpreted and implemented by Training Providers. The Federal Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) are inviting stakeholders to provide their feedback on how MWRs are currently undertaken and how they might be improved.
Click here to provide your feedback. Feedback closes 5 November 2021.
The National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER) are hosting a webinar Attracting Industry Experts to Become VET Practitioners: A Journey, not a Destination on the 8 December 2021 at 11:30am AWST. The webinar will discuss findings of their upcoming report which involves the transition from industry to VET and the updating of skills to maintain the dual professionalism and flexibility required to train, assesses and respond to industry’s needs.
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In related news, NCVER have also released the VET for Secondary School Students: Insights and Outcomes Report. This report investigates the models used to deliver VET to secondary students, and reports on findings from surveys of students and parents about their motivations and aspirations.
TeamWA won the Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) Shield for the second time running in an unforgettable display of Western Australia's training and skills excellence at the 2021 WorldSkills Australia National Championships.
Of the 150 medals awarded, TeamWA competitors won 54 medals - 19 gold, 22 silver and 13 bronze medals - and seven awards for excellence. Sixteen medals were won by Perth South competitors, earning them the Evatt Shield for best performing region. The LDSC extends our congratulations to all nominees and winners.
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The National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER) have released the biennial Employers’ use and views of the VET system 2021 reports on employer engagement and satisfaction with training and on the various other ways employers meet their skills news.
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Following the request for feedback, Australian Industry Standards (AIS) hosted a webinar on Friday 8 October 2021 to unpack and clarify the proposed Heavy Vehicle Driver Apprenticeship. This was attended by more than 200 participants nationwide. The LDSC Chair, Cathi Andrews participated as one of the four members of the Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committee (IRC). The proposed Heavy Vehicle Drivers Apprenticeship has been developed in response to industry’s call to professionalise the Heavy Vehicle Driver occupation. Feedback has now closed on the consultation paper, however the LDSC will keep you apprised of further developments. Thank you to those who provided the LDSC with insights into the proposed apprenticeship.
Watch this space for more information or contact the LDSC via email@example.com.
Short-course training, often referred to as 'micro-credentials', is seen as an increasingly important and responsive form of training, particularly for industry.
The LDSC team recently attended the Workforce of the Future: Getting the Qualifications Right on the 28 May 2021. The webinar had over 800 attendees across Australia, representing State and Territory Government agencies, RTOs, Training Councils and other industry stakeholders. The webinar provided a discussion from the perspective of three industry leaders from the Skills Organisations Pilots on what needs to be done to improve the national VET qualifications.
Click here to access the webinar recording.