It is particularly enlightening for the VET and RTO community, as it highlights particular industry growth areas that will need training in the coming years. There are definitely a few standouts in this report. Aged and Disability Carers highest growth occupation, with an incredible 39.3% growth in jobs required to 2023. This equates to a massive 69 171 new jobs projected. Other huge growth occupations are Child Carers at 27 576 new jobs, Waiters with 21791 new jobs and Education Aids at 18 800 new jobs!
If you are interested in where you should be focusing your training or new scope applications in the years to come, I definitely recommend reading this article.
Precision Group is delighted to launch its new look website which provides many great features and benefits for our valued clients and new visitors. Our new website will provide you with the opportunity to view Precision Group’s extensive array of business training and assessment materials to specifically meet your training needs, hear of our clients’ experiences and outcomes and hear of Precision Group’s latest news and events to assist and add value to your organisation.
As always we welcome your feedback and look forward to hearing your comments and feedback regarding our new website.
Specifically for Schools after Attending Velg’s VET Summit
On Thursday 22nd March I was privileged to attend Velg’s VET Summit. It was probably the most beneficial conference I have attended in years. As Precision Group had decided earlier to develop training and assessment specifically for use in the VET sector in secondary schools, it was timely as well as informative.
The product we develop for the schools will meet every standard described during the development training. We will produce the training material and assessment for several certificates including a range of electives. The first ones will be the Certificate I in Business, Certificate I in Financial Services, and Certificate I in Work Preparation. Once this is complete, we will commence on the Level II certificates.
There will be two feedback forms included in each Leaner Resource, one for the Learner to complete and one for the Parent or Employer to complete. The Trainer Manual will have one to capture feedback from the Assessor. These forms are intended to be given to the VET coordinator to form part of their consultation evidence.
Additionally, we will be putting on our website what was done to each competency as we update the product. This will enable VET coordinators to access information regarding the continuous improvement to assist them in demonstrating how they make use of the changes.
The detailed mapping of the assessments is another time-saving advantage for the VET coordinator.
So, you see, it was of great benefit to me, and soon will pay dividends for you too. If you have an idea, need, or area in which we may be able to assist, please let us know. We are here to serve you and happy to do it.
Join us for what is to be another spectacular Vocational Education and Training (VET) event – the 2016 National VET Conference. The conference will be delivered over two days on the 15-16 September at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre through an exciting range of presentations, providing attendees the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of plenary and elective sessions.
Full registration includes:
Entry to all conference sessions over the two days
Access to all trade exhibitions
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
Conference satchel and electronic resources from sessions
Entry to the Welcome Function on Thursday evening (15 September 2016)
Jane also recently attended the Restructure of Training Package Information Session held by Innovation and Business Skills Australia (IBSA). It was a very well structured and well-paced presentation packed full of information about the ‘new’ assessment format. The presenters were well informed and very happy to discuss the various points with the audience as each issue arose.
The ‘new’ assessment sounded very exciting. It is streamlined – if only because all of the background information will be contained in a separate volume. This is a great innovation.
Also pleasing is the greater degree of detail in the assessment. Statements informing the number of times an activity must be seen completed competently by the Assessor will provide consistency and clarity. Also, the inclusion of the setting in which it is appropriate for an activity to be conducted will be clarified.
Of course, this makes it easier for all of the assessments in a qualification to be holistically written. Precision Group is going to host a professional development day in October for Secondary Schools and also for RTOs to encourage active discussion around this holistic approach.
We will have completed the first of our models and be able to discuss them and how they work with attendees. There will be other highly qualified assessors there too so all attendees will be able to get some private quality time to discuss their assessment issues – and provide us with that most desirable feedback to help us improve what we do too.
You can’t afford to miss this practical session with so much to offer. So, if you are an RTO, your life could get much easier next year.
Attendance was a good investment in time. The changes and hard work done by IBSA will pay dividends for us all.