VET review

Vocation training

Adult Learning Australia, with support from Neighbourhood Houses Victoria, recently submitted our response to the Commonwealth VET review.

Media release: Adult and community education plays a vital role in VET

Adult Learning Australia (ALA) welcomes the announcement of a review into vocational education and training (VET) by the Federal Government. ALA will work to assist the review and advance the interests of not for profit adult and community providers and

2018 International VET Practitioner Fellowships

2018 International VET Practitioner Fellowships – now open The Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) in partnership with the International Specialised Skills Institute (ISS Institute) are offering ten (10) International Fellowships of $13,000 each. The Department of Education and

Free Research Event in Ballarat for OctoberVET

      New developments in research in Vocational Education and Training A free research-based event in Ballarat   Keynote speakers Robin Shreeve: The ‘Further Education’ role of VET and new forms of delivery Robin Shreeve is former CEO of

OctoberVET is coming!

  What is OctoberVET? The Australian VET Research Association (AVETRA) convenes OctoberVET events across the country each year.  It provides the opportunity for new and experienced researchers to showcase their work, and for educators throughout the tertiary sector to discuss

AVETRA Conference

  Adult Learning Australia is partnering with AVETRA to provide an adult learning stream within the AVETRA conference to be held on the 22nd – 24th April, 2014 on the Gold Coast. Read more here.    

Adult Learning Theme in the AVETRA Conference 2014

The AVETRA Conference will be held from the 22nd- 24th April, 2013, at Outrigger, Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia. The theme will be: Informing changes in VET policy and practice: The central role of research. This year, Adult Learning Australia is

E-learning in VET gets a boost

    The National VET E-learning Strategy is set to boost the innovative use of e-learning in the vocational education and training (VET) sector, with a release of guidelines for new co-investment funding opportunities in 2012. The joint Australian State

Community Pathways to VET award winner announced

Ron Maxwell from Western College with Kate Davis

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) have announced the winners of their National Australian Training Awards for 2011.

This year, for the first time, the award categories included a national award for Community Pathways to VET, and ALA board member, Mark Brophy was one of the judges. Western College in Dubbo, NSW was the winner of the award.

Investing in VET at Swan TAFE

The Minister for Education, Julia Gillard, visited Swan TAFE in Perth to announce Australian Government funding to support a range of infrastructure and fast-tracked apprenticeship projects. The Carlisle Campus of Swan TAFE will receive a grant of $5.9 million under

Industry to have more input into VET

VET E-portfolio roadmap

The VET E-portfolio Roadmap, a national strategic plan designed to support the diverse requirements for e-portfolios in vocational education and training (VET), is now available on the E-portfolios Resources webpage. See the media release below for more details.

ALA LLN webinar: Validation of ACSF assessment resources

This webinar is for adult language, literacy and numeracy practitioners to come together and look at aspects of quality language, literacy and numeracy assessment. It provides an excellent opportunity to gain external validation of tasks mapped to the Australian Core

ALA webinar: The Power and Potential of Adult Learning and Education in Changing Times

The Power and Potential of Adult Learning and Education in Changing Times A free webinar as part of Adult Learners’ Week – Celebrating 25 years Adult learning and education (ALE) is dynamic, it has a key role in solving some

ALA Webinar: Building trauma informed supports in adult learning

This webinar is for adult educators who have experienced teaching to students living with trauma and PTSD. Share your experience This webinar is designed to gather experiences and professional insights from adult educators to assist in building stronger resources for

The latest ALA ACE scan

ACE scan cover

Adult Learning Australia’s ACE scan profiles the sector in terms of its programs, features and provider types. The scan outlines ACE program participants, outcomes and the policy areas they support. It also explores the challenges facing the sector in terms

Australian Productivity Commission Skills and Workforce Development Agreement

Following on from the original submission by ALA and NHVic to the Commission, ALA has lead a further response to the interim report, with endorsement from NHVic, ACEVic, CCSA, LLCQ and ACAL. The study is to examine how well the

Facebook for English

English language teacher Shveta Bhutani uses a closed Facebook group with her adult students to practise English, build friendships and cultural understanding. And it’s a strategy that’s paying off in face to face classes.