In this edition
- Australia and Pakistan extend their partnership on skills training
- ‘Nudge theory’ shows promise in NSW apprentice trial
- Victoria seeking support services for apprentices and trainees
- Education providers invited to participate in Austrade Philippines skills mission
- Victoria announces funding to improve the welfare of international students
- Expressions of interest in entrepreneurial skills mission to Chile
- Thousands of students and academics selected for international scholarships
- Local organisations invited to participate in Kiribati skills project
- Australian Institute of Training and Development joins with EduTECH for 2018 national conference
- Diary Dates
Australia and Pakistan extend their partnership on skills training
Australia is playing a key role in assisting Pakistan to enhance its capacity in technical and vocational education and training (TVET), with high-level meetings over recent weeks.
‘Nudge theory’ shows promise in NSW apprentice trial
There are early promising signs from a NSW government program that is trialling the use of ‘nudge theory’ to lift the rate of apprentice completions in the state.
The Behavioural Insights Unit in the Department of Premier and Cabinet has been working with Training Services NSW on a pilot program that targets both apprentices and their employers with questions, emails and SMS prompts.
The trial involved a series of interventions to explain roles, challenges and obligations to both apprentices and employers, followed by personalised follow-up messages at regular intervals. Field work finished in March and results showing the impact on completion rates is due in April next year.
Victoria seeking support services for apprentices and trainees
Victoria’s training regulator, the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) is seeking providers who can deliver support services for the state’s apprentices and trainees.
Education providers invited to participate in Austrade Philippines skills mission
Australian education providers have an opportunity to provide technical assistance in project preparation, sector studies, economic research studies and training, through an upcoming skills mission to the Philippines.
Austrade Manila is organising an international aid opportunity for Australia, called the “Austrade Education and Consulting Firms Mission to the ADB Skills Forum” on 12-14 December 2017.
Victoria announces funding to improve the welfare of international students
The Victorian government has announced 14 new projects worth $337,000 to help the state’s international students through the International Student Welfare Program.
The projects include cricket matches, legal education seminars and cultural celebrations designed to address areas including student wellbeing and mental health, safety and community engagement.
Expressions of interest in entrepreneurial skills mission to Chile
As a UNESCO-UNEVOC Centre, TDA is seeking expressions of interest for members to represent Australia at a UNEVOC forum being hosted in Santiago, Chile from December 5-7, which aims to discuss and compare practices for developing entrepreneurial skills in VET.
For information, please contact André Diez de Aux at TDA: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thousands of students and academics selected for international scholarships
The federal government has announced the successful recipients who will be supported to study and undertake research overseas under two programs.
Approximately 3,400 students and academics have been selected under the Endeavour Mobility Grants, and the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships programs.
Local organisations invited to participate in Kiribati skills project
Education providers and consultants have been invited to participate in a tender to further develop technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Kiribati.
The project management company, Scope Global has invited organisations to tender to participate in the Kiribati Facility through a prequalified supplier panel.
The Kiribati Facility is an Australian aid investment program managed by Scope Global on behalf of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and includes support for the the Kiribati Institute of Technology.
Australian Institute of Training and Development joins with EduTECH for 2018 national conference
The Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD) has announced that its national conference will be held in partnership with EduTECH, 7-8 June 2018 in Sydney.
AITD CEO Naomi Dinnen said that the partnership with EduTECH would allow delegates an unprecedented opportunity to build networks and connect with a wider audience.
“It will give members and delegates exposure to some of the most advanced technologies and practices, as well as world-renowned speakers.”
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