Professional Development, VET PD, and service options from Skills Education

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Here's what we offer to support your ongoing professional learning and for RTOs, growth in staff knowledge, and quality in operations

Live Webinars and Events

Are you a VET professional looking for relevant, up-to-date, and affordable PD courses? See what's coming up this year

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19.4.24 Trainer Chat 
This Trainer Chat session: The importance of trainers understanding their students - and how trainers can use that information to support students in their learning journey
24.4.24 Using AI Tools to support VET teaching, learning, and assessment 
Using generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools can streamline teaching methods, enhance learning activities, and refine assessment strategies - here's tips on how
30.4.24 Co-constructing learning to manage challenging behaviours 
Identify proactive teaching strategies, strategies to help young VET learners regulate their own behaviour, and overall, create a supportive learning environment where every young VET learner can thrive

1.5.24 Are you ready for the new SRTOs? 

What are the key differences going to be? What can we do to be RTO-ready for the revised Standards for RTOs?

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3.5.24 TAE Trivia - May the 4th be with you (soon) 
Play a Kahoot! when you join the friendly, fun TAE Trivia sessions with built-in VET PD
15.5.24 Build effective digital assessments 
Writing is the key to building effective assessments at any time - even more so for the online environment. Find out key considerations required
21.5.24 Using learner success plans and strategies so young VET learners thrive  
Drive engagement of your young VET learners by giving them clear expectations for what is required and a degree of agency to contribute to their own learning direction

Supporting Young VET Learners - 5 Sessions  

Register for all five of the 2024 webinars on supporting young VET learners in one go - and get $10 off! 

(discount compared to total of purchasing each session individually)

28.5.24 Developing best practice marking guides 

See how to develop criteria to judge whether performance meets requirements and supports consist assessor judgement

Learn about best practice tools for assessors

29.5.24 Leading assessment validation activities 

A skill for every trainer/assessor. Get specific advice for leading and developing more efficient and effective VET assessment validation activities. 

Boost outcomes for students and RTO compliance!

5.6.24 Writing content for digital delivery 

Learn more about the essential characteristics of content for online purposes and how to write your content so it's relevant, engaging and effective for learning

7.6.24 Trainer Chat 
This Trainer Chat Session: Observations from a trainer delivering the 'TAE22' qualifications - What the updated training package has meant for students: pain points, happy places and everything in between
12.7.24 TAE Trivia - Just July 
Play a Kahoot! when you join the friendly, fun TAE Trivia sessions with built-in VET PD
17.7.24 Selecting or creating audio for digital learning 
How to weave in audio as a tool to support learning plus how to create your own audio clips
23.7.24 10 Digital resources that add wow to your training 
Use the power of digital resources to capture learner attention, boost engagement & foster connection

Explore 10 resources that will unleash the WOW factor
24.7.24 Games with frontiers: Using 60sec energisers in training 
Add energy and focus to your student group by learning how to use a series of 60 second energisers as part of effective, interactive training. Inject fun today!
7.8.24 Creating educational videos on your smartphone 
Tap into the popularity of video as a learning tool and learn how to make your own custom clips for educational purposes

22.8.24 Assessment in Action: Applying the principles of assessment and rules of evidence 

Focus on how to apply the core requirements for conducting compliant VET assessment

4.9.24 Selecting and deploying video for in-class use 
Video is a powerful learning tool but is sometimes difficult to find what's needed. Find out what makes a clip good, suitable for use in-class and how to link it back to learning
24.10.24 Adult learning principles 
Boost your own performance as an educator of adult learners by understanding adult learning principles and common learning theories that apply well to adults as learners
16.10.24 Flip and Flourish: Building interactive learning 
Explore how to evaluate flipped learning strategies as a means to facilitate more interaction during shared 'class' time
20.11.24 Developing meaningful course evaluation methods 
How to apply Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Evaluation for good information to enable continuous feedback

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Take out an annual subscription to join the member-directed Australian learning community focused on sharing knowledge and upskilling in matters linked to Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL Matters Live Meet Ups 

RPL Matters Members: see the upcoming live meet up events scheduled for 2024

See the events already published

Pre-assessment Validation Services

Hassle-free compliance support

Pre-assessment Validation Services 

Get our qualified VET experts to conduct a pre-assessment validation activity on your assessment materials to ensure all unit of competency evidence requirements are met

Learning Programs and Microcredentials

Earn credentials in high-interest topics

Guided learning and advanced development

Advanced RPL Credentials 

Earn a micorcredential and get your professional practice verified via the Learn and Assess or Assessment-only options of these programs covering advanced concepts for RPL Toolkit development

A fully supported learning program is also available as professional development in the underpinning knowledge required for concepts of user-friendly RPL tools and/or clustered assessment tools

See all details on the Advanced RPL Credentials page

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Register for free to see and hear more about the new programs designed to support development of skilled, confident RPL assessors

Short Courses - Ready to take now

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How to create a mapping document for your assessment tools 

This short course explains the reasons for why a precise, accurate mapping document is valuable to the RTO's compliance and quality systems. It shows steps to create a useful framework to house evidence of how assessment tools meet unit requirements 

How to create the random sample required for validation of assessment judgements 

This short course defines the basic statistical terms and processes used in the calculation of a statistically valid sample. It shows the steps to create a random sample suitable for use in the validation of assessment judgements

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Recent Sector Updates

Recording of Update from DEWR session 

An update from DEWR on the industry engagement reforms, the JSCs and the interim arrangements for the TAE and FSK Training Packages

Hosted 21.4.23

Recording of Update from DEWR session 

An update from DEWR on the Early Changes to the SRTOs 2015

Hosted 21.2.24

An update from DEWR on the draft revised Standards for RTOs

Hosted 27.10.23