The VET training system

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The VET training system

  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) </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) National training strategies </li></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><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 strategies that affect training <ul><ul><li>From January 2010 all Victorian students have been required to complete Year 10 and be in education, training or employment until the age of 17. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government joins industry with $50 million for more training places-11,000 extra training places for existing workers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Apprentice  Kickstart program will be extended from May 12 to 12 November 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incentives of $4000 to train existing workers as trainees </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Directions for VET <ul><li>On 29 November 2008 the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed </li></ul><ul><li>that $6.7 billion be provided for National Skills and Workforce Development Agreement to increase the skills levels of Australians </li></ul><ul><li>The 2010 Victorian Budget is investing $32.3 million over four years for the Apprentice and Trainee Support Package </li></ul>
  9. 9. Skilling in Victoria <ul><li>Skills for Victoria-State Government is standing up for local jobs by investing $91.2 million to help Victorians secure the job they want- Skills Victoria </li></ul><ul><li>Skills for Growth- specialists assess the skills of the existing workforce and identify opportunities for skills development and training. </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>

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