The Tasmanian Government is aiming to build a pipeline of skilled Tasmanians, and to provide more career options through the launch of a new campaign called The Right Track. The Right Track puts a spotlight on vocational education and training (VET) and encourages learners of all ages to try something new whether it’s a short course, qualification or apprenticeship in a range of careers, including early childhood education and care (ECEC).
Austrade provides regional updates on the progression and impact of COVID-19 around the world, to support the international education sector as the situation continues to evolve.
One of the first priorities for the new National Cabinet Reform Committee on Skills, being the old Skills Ministers forum, is to identify a reform direction for Training Product Design and Development. In the first of four articles, I put forward industry’s view on what that reform could look like, and what path it should not go down.
The impact of COVID-19 has seen many providers change their delivery practices to keep students and staff safe, while continuing to offer quality training and assessment. We are supporting providers to adapt by publishing new resources in response to their feedback.
The graduating class look set to discover Scott Morrison’s announcement of skills and training being a centrepiece of Australia’s recovery plan was, yes, another announceable.
We often talk about how education – particularly short, targeted skill-building courses – will help plug major skills gaps in the Australian workforce. As a large employer in Australia we’re playing our part in giving our employees – and the broader population – access to new micro-credentials to help build their technology skills. Most recently we’ve done this in partnership with the UNSW Canberra Cyber centre of excellence.