The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) requires that trainers and assessors maintain current industry skills and are able to demonstrate appropriate competency, currency and professional development.
One way vocational education trainers committed to obtaining mandatory professional currency can achieve this is through industry engagement.
Industry Engaged is a series of bite-sized courses that offers industry insights through case studies and interviews. Content is updated monthly, created specifically for and mapped to the units of currency and developed in collaboration with industry professionals from Australian organisations. Trainers can also use the content as a resource to share with students, helping them prepare for the workplace.
Industry Engaged is just one program offered by Engaging Education who aim to provide meaningful learning experiences that connect teachers and students with industry to enrich learning. The Be the Difference program is developed for high school teachers committed to facilitating deeper discussions with students by introducing them to real-world challenges from professional experts.
Future Female Leaders Program combines professional training, mentoring from leaders in industry, group coaching and an independent social enterprise project addressing a United Nations Sustainable Development Goal.
For more information on any of these programs, visit the Engaging Education website.