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VET Is Not About Content

Too many trainers still stand behind a podium, relying on content to drive learning. It's time for those trainers and instructional designers working in the Vocational Education sector to realise that content is not what drives learning in VET.

We don't teach content, we teach...

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Trainer’s upgrade: a cost or a solution?

Since the Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, announced the most recent amendment that affects the requirements for trainers and assessors to work in VET, many RTOs' managers and trainers have considered this as another compulsory course...

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Collecting relevant assessment evidence

Don't tick the wrong box

Assessment systems continue to be the most challenging area in an RTO's operations and yet the most critical to demonstrate quality outcomes. When dealing with assessments in Australia's VET environment, we need to consider both the assessment system used...

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Why ASQA’s new audit model should help improve VET

ASQA went through a significant transformation of its regulatory approach during 2016, and it is fair to say that the changes are promising.

The dimensions of the VFH debacle, embarrassed the whole system, and certainly opened a debate about the ROI on the regulator's performance...

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Why provide feedback to students?

Many trainers find the topic of providing feedback confusing, and some colleagues only look at regulatory implications of the trainers'/assessors' feedback, so I thought it might be a good topic for review.

To better understand feedback, let's define what it is and what it should...

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RTO Core Values: Necessity or Luxury?

Last week, I was delivering a session about advanced assessment techniques and while addressing different evidence collection methods, a participant asked me: "do we get extra points during a regulatory audit if we perform better than the minimum requirement? If not, why are you...

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10 reasons why VET practitioners should attend the VET Compliance Summit

If you care about your personal development then the VET Policy, Compliance and Funding Summit 2016 is a must attend event.

Here are 10 reasons why VET practitioners should attend this powerful Summit:

  1. Understand how the new ASQA's audit model will affect RTOs during 2017...

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The wrong perception about VET embedded into the VET Student Loans Program

The new VET Student Loans Program, recently announced to replace the VET-FEE-HELP, shows a perception that is hurting the VET sector: training is a cost.

The debate around funding training and education is focused on cost. The actions taken by the government demonstrate that VET is...

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