The UK could learn from the German model of vocational education, which fosters partnerships between learners, companies and unions to build skills in the context of real jobs. To make it a success, however, we first need to change our thinking.
THE NSW Government intends to undertake new reforms to the VET sector, as part of accepting and implementing all five recommendations from the Gonski-Shergold Review of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.
For years, Australian industries recruited the skilled workers they needed through the migration program. COVID-19 has thrown a spanner into that easy fix, forcing government and business leaders to think about how to better develop our homegrown talent.
The call is out for stars of the state’s training sector to enter the 2021 Queensland Training Awards — celebrating the transformational power of skills for 60 years. Minister for Training and Skills Development Di Farmer is calling for high achievers to share their training stories in the prestigious awards’ Diamond Jubilee year, which open for nominations today, Monday 15 February.
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Vocational training and apprenticeship programmes have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a global survey of more than 1,350 providers of Technical Vocational Educational Training (TVET), many countries and training providers were insufficiently prepared to respond to the constraints that resulted from the crisis, although some rapidly shifted to distance learning.
We want to make it easier for registered training providers to stay on top of your main reporting obligations as a condition of your registration. To keep things simple, we have released a 2021 RTO obligations checklist. You can use our downloadable checklist to help you keep track of some of your key obligations this year.