GSS Session III Ms Madalinka Sulic -- Structuring Sector Skill Council: Experience Sharing


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  • Addressing the skills agenda as a means to drive the economy is at the forefront of policy discussion facing every government. The Voc Ed and Training sector has a critical role to play. Through its reach the VET sector is an enabler providing opportunity for people to maximise their personal potential through all stages of their working lives. The VET sector has served Australia well lifting the skills base of its workforce meeting the challenges of new and emerging industry so they can be competitive and sustainable in the global economy.It’s success is the strong commitment and partnership approach between government, industry and the training provider. In this presentation i will give you a overview of Australia,s VET system and the role of industry.
  • The Australian VET system is successful because it is industry led. Employers, unions, professional associations define the outcomes required.It is jointly managed by all levels of government and is client and outcome focussed
  • A key feature of AQF qualifications promote lifelong learning and allow people to start at the level that suits them and then build up their qualifications and move between different education systems as their needs and interests develop and change over time.
  • The AQF includes Guidelines on Cross-Sector Qualification Linkages that enable students to move from one qualification to another in more efficient, providing clients effective learning pathways.
  • This slideillustrates the link between the educational and occupational levels.
  • ASQA is the national regulator for VET and is Responsible for registering training organisations and accrediting coursesAll training providers must be registered with ASQAOnce registered organisations are known as Registered Training Providers (RTO)
  • I have mentioned the important role industry has in the VET agenda. This is achieved at the national level through Industry skills councils of which there are 11Industry Skills Councils represent most industry sectors to bring together, educators and governments and unite them on a common industry-led agenda for action on skills and workforce developmentRecognised and funded by the Australian GovernmentGoverned by independent, industry led boardsNot-for-profit companies limited by guarantee Agriculture construction and property services, manufacturing, engineering, transport, business, mining, engineering and telecommunication community services and health .
  • Quality aspects of TP development include:Environmental Scans:Every year, each of the 11 Industry Skills Councils prepare an Environmental Scan of their respective industries. Based on real-time industry views and evidence from across Australia, the Scans operate as ‘early warning systems’ and give readers a clear understanding of the factors currently shaping and impacting on workforce development and how well the products and services of Australia’s tertiary system are responding. Training Package Continuous Improvement PlansEach Industry Skills Council produces a Continuous Improvement Plan in order to meet the existing and emerging skill needs of industry. The Plan is updated annually, and posted on each ISC’s website to ensure industry, Registered Training Organisations and State and Territory Training Authorities are able to plan and respond accordingly
  • A recent example of a successful partnership between Industry- TELSTRA, RTO- TAFE NSW and ISC in securing a range of government funding to up skill its workforce
  • DEC international is able to draw on the expertise, talent and skills of a workforce of over 80,000 specialist staff including teachers, trainers, curriculum developers, e-learning developers, project managers and facilitators to provide a wide range of services including: Training systemsCurriculum and resource development for vocational training and schoolsAssessment and educational measurementWorkforce developmentOffshore joint delivery programs Training needs analysisEvent management trainingProfessional development
  • GSS Session III Ms Madalinka Sulic -- Structuring Sector Skill Council: Experience Sharing

    1. 1. DEC International- A Global Education and Training Partner<br />
    2. 2. Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET)<br />Australian Government leads the VET system<br />Nationally consistent<br />Responsive to individual, industry and community<br />Provides quality educational outcomes<br />Works with state and territory governments, education and training providers and industry.<br />
    3. 3. Australian Vocational Education and Training System<br />The Australian Quality Framework (AQF)<br />A national system of learning pathways covering 12 different qualifications and linking universities, vocational education and training and schools.<br />
    4. 4. Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)<br /><ul><li>AQF qualifications link with each other in a range of learning pathways between schools, VET providers and higher education institutions.</li></ul>* A record of one or more units of competency or modules from an AQF course. Although not itself an AQF qualification, it may be counted towards one later.<br />
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    6. 6. Australian Vocational Education and Training System<br />The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) <br />Responsible for registering training organisations and accrediting courses<br />All training providers must be registered with ASQA<br />Recognised as Registered Training Providers (RTO)<br />
    7. 7. Industry Skills Councils<br />
    8. 8. Australian Vocational Education and Training System<br />Formal roles of Industry Skills Councils (ISCs)<br />Providing industry intelligence and advice to governments and enterprises<br />Support the development of National Training Packages<br />Work with enterprises, employment service providers, Registered Training Organisations and government to allocate training places for many government-funded training initiatives<br />
    9. 9. Australian Vocational Education and Training System<br />Industry Training and Advisory Boards (ITABS)<br />State bodies reporting to the national ISC in particular industry sectors<br />Assist industry at the local level to design training to meet specific needs<br />Advise industry about available funding at the state and federal level<br />
    10. 10. Roles for Telstra – TAFE NSW – IBSA <br />Telstra – Key enterprise in the communications and technology industry. Committed to providing opportunities for staff to build capability<br />IBSA – Industry Business Skills Council – advise on training, resources and training provider selection. Advise and support for access of government funding<br />TAFE NSW – Public training provider – instrumental in developing the new ICT 10 National Training Package with IBSA. Understood the training package and the industry. Able to access additional government funding<br />
    11. 11. Enterprise PartnershipICT10 Initiative<br />Telstra Operations, TAFE NSW and Innovation and Business Skills Australia(IBSA)<br />Enterprise drivers include: <br />Need to develop a highly capable and credentialed workforce to meet future business requirements<br />Need to attract and retain talent with necessary capability<br />Required government funding to support large-scale training initiative<br />Need to partner with RTO who understood Telstra business and Information Communication Technology (ICT) competencies <br />
    12. 12. Telstra – TAFE NSW – IBSA<br />ICT10 Initiative<br />A professional development program requiring self assessment of capabilities against latest industry standards<br />Identify areas of required development (skills gaps)<br />Build skills and capability required to be successful in job role<br />Most skills development is on-the-job<br />
    13. 13. Telstra – TAFE NSW – IBSA<br />Qualifications<br />Diploma of Telecommunications<br />Diploma of Telecommunications Engineering<br />Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Engineering<br />Diploma of Project Management<br />Advanced Diploma of Management<br />Certificate IV in Telecommunications Network Planning<br />Certificate IV in Telecommunications Network Engineering<br />
    14. 14. Telstra – TAFE NSW – IBSA<br />Outcomes<br />400 employees involved in pilot<br />Pilot project 90% completed<br />Combination of funding through IBSA and TAFE NSW increased greatly the final numbers involved in the pilot<br />Contributed to an end-to-end career qualifications pathway for Telstra employees<br />
    15. 15. TAFE NSW<br />Australia’s leading provider of vocational education and training with more than 500,000 enrolments each year<br />Over 1,200 nationally recognised qualifications from Certificate to Bachelor Degrees<br />Wide range of short courses for professional development or to help accelerate students’ careers<br />
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    18. 18. DEC International- A Global Education and Training Partner<br />Thank You<br />