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Work-based learning a key component of vocational education

Work-based learning is a key component of vocational education. The many benefits for students include smoother transition into employment, development of both technical and more general employability skills (teamwork, communication, decision-making) and improved employment outcomes. Advantages for employers include access to ‘work-ready’ recruits, ability to address skills gaps and upskill in the workplace, improved recruitment,...

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Skill, reskill or upskill now

The Vocational Education and Training (VET) system provides options for people looking to learn new skills, reskill or upskill and offers training for entry level jobs through to highly technical occupations. Nationally in 2020, the main reasons graduates participated in VET were: 75.2% employment 14.2% personal development 10.6% pathways to further study National Centre for...

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PSP Public Sector Training Package – Draft 2 open for consultation

SkillsIQ Ltd, under the direction of the Public Sector Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has undertaken a project to update the Qualifications and Units of Competency within the PSP Public Sector Training Package that caters to the Governance and Trade Measurement sub-sectors. The objective of the project is to ensure that the skills and knowledge requirements...

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WorldSkills Australia National Championships, Skills Show & SkillsWest Career Expo

WorldSkills Australia National Championships & Skills Show, Australia’s largest vocational education and excellence event starts tomorrow at Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre. Taking place over three days, Australia’s largest trades and skills competition will take place alongside the SkillsWest Career Expo hosting over 100 organisations and employers with career opportunities for all ages. Dozens of...

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Traineeships as a career pathway

Traineeships combine training with work offering the benefits of practical skills and experience and a nationally recognised qualification. A traineeship can provide a pathway to a chosen career. The Apprentice and trainee experience and destinations report by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) found that 87.8% of those surveyed who completed their apprenticeship...

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VET for Secondary School Students

Undertaking Vocational Education and Training (VET) at school can help students gain entry to employment or open doors to future study, including further vocational or higher education. According to research by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), Students who did VET for Secondary School Students (VfSSS) studies were more likely than those who...

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National Skills Week is here!

Monday marked the start of National Skills Week 2021 dedicated to raising the profile and status of practical and vocational learning. This years theme Rethink your ideas, focuses on changing perceptions of what is on offer in Vocational Education and Training (VET) and challenging people to rethink what they know or don’t know about VET.

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Deafness Awareness Training

Last week, the FAPSTC team was pleased to participate in Deafness Awareness Training provided by Access Plus WA Deaf’s Nobuo Hara and Maddie, an Auslan interpreter. This training gave us an insight into Deaf culture, a greater appreciation of the barriers and challenges faced by Deaf or Hard of Hearing people, and tips on how...

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New Industry Training hub to be set up in Wanneroo

A new Industry Training Hub is to be set up in Wanneroo, joining the Armadale Industry Training Hub which opened in May this year. The Hub will act as a bridge between schools and local industry, helping to promote vocational education and training in areas where there is a growing demand for skilled workers. Each...

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Skill Finder adds 20 new Career Pathways to support Australian economic recovery

Skill Finder, the free digital micro-skills marketplace developed by the Australian technology industry, today launched 20 new dedicated ‘Career Pathways’ to help meet the growing demand for skilled workers in high-demand jobs such as data analytics, digital marketing and UX design. Skill Finder, led by Adobe, was launched in October 2020 to help support Australia’s...