The Training System Session 1

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The Training System Session 1

  1. 1. The Training System <ul><li>What is VET? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocational Education & Training is ‘education and training for work’ and part of a broader educational network in Australia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Australian VET system is one of the most sophisticated in the world because it is: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Industry-led </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Client focused </li></ul></ul></ul>
  2. 2. What is VET? Cont… <ul><li>Three identifiable sectors in Australian education system: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HE (higher education) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VET (vocational education and training) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Some dual sector VET/HE institutions but each sector has its own: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrative arrangements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sets of qualifications </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Overlapping Program Delivery <ul><li>VET Programs delivered in schools </li></ul><ul><li>VET Programs delivered in universities </li></ul>Higher Education VET Schools
  4. 4. VET policies & frameworks <ul><li>The National Training Framework (NTF) </li></ul><ul><li>Training packages </li></ul><ul><li>The Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) – currently AQTF 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) </li></ul><ul><li>User choice </li></ul><ul><li>Traineeship and apprenticeship arrangements </li></ul><ul><li>The National Reporting System (NRS) </li></ul>
  5. 5. National Training Framework (NTF) <ul><li>The National Training Framework (NTF) is made up of the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) and Training Packages </li></ul><ul><li>The NTF is a nationally consistent, industry-led system designed to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>provide high-quality skill outcomes to maintain individuals’ employability and increase their productivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>provide for nationally recognised qualifications, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>improve the competitiveness of enterprises and the nation </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. National Training Strategies <ul><ul><li>Towards a Skilled Australia (1994-1998) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Bridge to the Future (1998-2003) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shaping Our Future (2004-2010) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Builds on achievements of the two previous national VET strategies, with the vision: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>VET works for Australian businesses – making them internationally competitive </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>VET works for people – giving Australians world-class skills and knowledge </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>VET works for communities – making them inclusive and sustainable </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Other national strategies <ul><ul><li>The Australian Flexible Learning Framework for VET 2000-2004 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A nationally agreed set of goals, principles and actions to help Australian people and industries make a rapid and successful transition to the information economy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bridging Pathways </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A five-year (2000-2005) national strategy and implementation plan for increasing VET opportunities for people with a disability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partners in a Learning Culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A five-year (2000 – 2005) national strategy and implementation plan for increasing VET opportunities for Indigenous people </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. New Directions for VET <ul><li>The Directions Paper Skilling Australia – New Directions for Vocational Education and Training set out possible models for a new national training system from 1 July 2005 when responsibilities of the Australian National Training Authority transfer to the Department of Education, Science and Training. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Skilling Australia <ul><li>Skilling Australia’s Workforce Act 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>2005-2008 Commonwealth-State Agreement for Skilling Australia’s Workforce </li></ul>
  10. 10. National Goals & Objectives <ul><li>Industry will have a highly skilled workforce to support strong performance in the global economy </li></ul><ul><li>Employers and individuals will be at the centre of VET </li></ul><ul><li>Communities and regions will be strengthened economically and socially through learning and employment </li></ul><ul><li>Indigenous Australians will have skills for viable jobs and their learning culture will be shared </li></ul>
  11. 11. National Priorities <ul><li>Improving the system’s responsiveness to rapid changes in demand for skills development and addressing skills shortages, especially in traditional trades and in emerging industries </li></ul><ul><li>Delivering improved outcomes for employers, individuals and communities </li></ul><ul><li>Improving quality </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing participation and up-skilling mature age workers </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging greater re-engagement in training by Australians who are not fully participating in the labour market </li></ul>
  12. 12. Key VET Organisations & Stakeholders <ul><li>Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) – from 1 July 2005 the responsibilities and functions of the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) were transferred to DEST </li></ul><ul><li>State and Territory training authorities (STAs) </li></ul><ul><li>Industry Skills Councils (ISCs) – national industry advisory boards </li></ul><ul><li>State and Territory ISCs </li></ul><ul><li>State and Territory course accrediting bodies </li></ul><ul><li>National and state employer and employee organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Australian Apprenticeship Centres (formally New Apprenticeship Centres NACs) </li></ul><ul><li>Training and assessment organisations (TAFE, private commercial colleges or companies, enterprises, community organisations, group training companies and schools </li></ul>

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