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Background and Links

Opportunities

Recommendations for eLearning Strategy


Background and Links


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Skills for Prosperity: a roadmap for vocational education and training
Skills Australia, May 2011

This report puts forward comprehensive reforms for the way the Australian vocational education
and training (VET) sector is developed, organised and financed. Our recommendations for its
future express an ambitious vision of growth to meet future skills needs and through this, the
realisation of improved workforce participation, enterprise productivity and social inclusion.

From the VET Roadmap
  • require transformative shifts in the architecture of the VET sector
  • introduction of outcomes based funding
  • independent survey tools to measure learner engagement
  • increase flexibility of training packages
  • equip learners with adaptive skills and knowledge
  • supporting teachers and trainers in the use of digital media and NBN
  • elevate VETs role in boosting Australia's innovation skills and capability
  • develop a national bank of foundation units and qualifications
  • increased role for Regional Development Australia
  • Australian Skills Quality Authority resourced to drive fundamental change to achieve high quality learning and teaching outcomes
  • demonstrate a track record of ongoing formal professional development of staff
  • maximise the potential of the NBN to build excellence in teaching and learning and enrich learning in the digital age


Provide diverse and relevant learning services and products
  • need adaptive workers who engage in learning to mee the challenges of new technology, climate change and globalisation
  • foster portable critical thinking skills
  • engage younger learners through blended online and face-to-face learning, 3D virtual worlds, integration of social media and the application of eportfolios.
  • businesses transformed through use of the NBN will have new expectations of the VET sector
  • need highly customised learning and support strategies
  • increasing job complexity requires higher levels of communicative, interactive and cognitive capabilities
  • constant change requires agile and flexible training products
  • NBN expected to increase the use of ICT in learning
  • NBN provides opportunities to engage disadvantaged, rural and remote learners, enhancing communication with students and giving them a voice
  • NBN provides opportunities to capatalise on thin geographic and occupational markets
  • It's critical that VET keeps pace with digital reforms in higher education and schools
  • Continuing integration of ICT is essential to the realisation of individual learner and employer aspirations
  • VET pratitioners need the skills to use technology to deliver and assess competence-based training in new and innovative ways
  • Accommodate digital learning in workplaces, community spaces and home
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The Tasmanian Skills Strategy 2008-2015 (Themes and Actions 2009-2012) aspires to create an inclusive, fair, highly skilled and prosperous Tasmania where:
  • Tasmanians have the skills to participate in a clever and connected community.
  • Together Tasmanians will overcome individual disadvantage and exclusion to increase participation.
  • Providers will partner with industry to deliver skills through high quality services.
  • Employers will build workforce skills to innovate, invest and increase productivity.


Opportunities


Recommendations for eLearning Strategy