Sa info session2012_13ppt


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This is the Powerpoint from the Information Session held on 20th July 2012, providing information about the latest funding under the National VET E-learning Strategy. It also contains hints and tips about writing a strong application.

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Sa info session2012_13ppt

  2. 2. This presentation will cover… • Whats this all about? • Where does this money come from? • Are we eligible to apply? • What do we need to know? • Whats involved in running a project? • Are there different types of project? • What would be expected of us? • What is a ‘good application’?
  3. 3. 1. Emerging Technology Trials2. E-learning for Participation & Skills • Pre-Vocational • Vocational • Pathways to Higher Education
  4. 4. Emerging Technology Trials
  5. 5. Emerging Technology Trials…in a nutshell….Amount: Up to $20,000 (+ GST)Purpose: To fund trials of new and emergingtechnologies which will increase VET sectorcapacity to facilitate new ways of learning usingtechnology.Who can apply: Business, Community & RTO’s (must have an RTO as a partner)Applications close: August 10th 2012 (5pm AEST)
  6. 6. Trials must be….• Innovative and emergent • Must demonstrate innovative use of new technologies…not currently or widely implemented in the VET sector.• Learner focused • Must aim to improve learning outcomes, and must include a trial with a learner group.• Applicable and re-usable • Needs to have potential benefits and application for the wider VET sector• Accessible and deployable • Technologies trialled must be widely available (or expected to be soon), and either comply with national accessibillity standards or the scope of trial includes investigation of the means to make it accessible.
  7. 7. Examples• e-assessment• eBooks (especially EPUB)• mobile technologies, including apps and app development methods• guidelines for training organisations addressing the practice of teachers and learners bringing their own devices (BYOD)• application of advanced multi-touch technologies eg gesture- based, smart/interactive TV, large screens and tables etc• Other…providing the technology has potential educational benefits for the wider national training system
  8. 8. What has beenfunded before? Where are the Guidelines and Application form?
  9. 9. E-learning for Participation & Skills
  10. 10. E-learning for Participation & Skills…in a nutshell….Amount: Between $25,000 & $50,000 (+ GST)Purpose: To deliver e-learning projects andstrategies which improve individuals’ access togain pre-vocational skills, skills in priorityemployment areas or to pursue educationalpathways to gain higher qualifications.Who can apply: RTOs (in partnership)Applications close: August 15th 2012 (5pm AEST)
  11. 11. Project streams Applications are invited for the following streams: • Pre-vocational • Vocational • Pathways to higher qualifications
  12. 12. Pre-vocational Target: Learners currently excluded or marginally attached to work and learning; allowing them to gain access to training and skills needed to participate in meaningful and sustainable work. Previous projects: (Partnerships for Participation) Example on next slide….
  13. 13. Pre-vocational Refer: The National VET Equity Advisory Council
  14. 14. Vocational Target: E-learning projects/strategies to improve access to recognised training in priority training areas, such as critical skills and specialist occupations; to maximise workforce participation and meet current and future skills needs. Previous projects: (Access to Skills) Example on next slide….
  15. 15. Vocational Refer: Skills Australia Skilled Occupation List can be found at:
  16. 16. Pathways to Higher Qualifications Target: Develop e-learning approaches which support learner pathway programs which lead to Cert IV or higher VET qualifications, recognition for Cert IV level to higher skill sets, entry into higher education and / or enable workforce development initiatives at Cert IV level or higher. (E-portfolios had a strong presence in the last round of projects, e.g. Mahara, PebblePad) Previous projects: (Pathways to Higher Qualifications)
  17. 17. Applications (Online)• Closes midnight AEST 15 August 2012• Applications submitted online• Funding between $25,000 and $50,000 (ex GST) for projects, plus co-investment• Submitted by RTO as Lead Agent
  18. 18. Milestones DateOnline applications close 15 August 2012Advice to successful applicants 7 September 2012Induction events held in jurisdictions 10-14 SeptemberProject contracts completed 17 SeptemberMonthly online meetings and wiki updates Oct 2012-May 2013Collect and collate baseline data from projects November 2012Business Manager monitors or visits project teams Feb and March 2013Participation in end of project National Showcase 24 May 2013 (TBC)In Melbourne
  19. 19. What you need to know…• It’s about delivery and engagement…not creating new content. Re-use and repurpose existing material where possible.• Include a minimum of 10 learners.• Partnerships are strongly encouraged.• Co-investment is required (can be in-kind).• Must support delivery of training for components of a VET qualification or skills set –• Take place Sept ‘12 – June ‘13
  20. 20. Answers to these questions and more at: Broadband is not available in my region, can I still apply for funding?Do I have to complete delivery of a full qualification as part of the project? If my learner group is unable to use or access the internet, can I still apply for funding? Can I save my online application and go back to it later? What is the role of the lead agent? What about intellectual property? How can I test my broadband connection speed? Can I copy and paste from Word into the online application? What is high speed broadband? Which industry areas are being targeted? Is the amount of the co-investment important? Who can submit an application? Does the co-investment need to be cash?If my RTO is in one state and learners in the other, which state will my application beassessed in? What is e-learning readiness? Can I submit more than one application?
  21. 21. In a Utopian world, the Government would provide money where there was a need…But the reality is…it is not about what you want to do. It’s about what the funding body wantsto achieve (which is the reason for the funding). Write your application with this in mind.  You
  22. 22. Characteristics of previously successful applicants• They had a clear explanation (no jargon or ‘in-house’ language)• Linking to national and state priorities (not just their own)• A strong justification, identifying needs of the learners & stakeholders• Evidence of research/understanding• Strong leadership with relevant skills and experience• Sustainable & shareable
  23. 23. Project Manager $45,000Sundry expenses $5,000 $50,000
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  25. 25. Where to now?• Become familiar with the Guidelines• Gather support from colleagues, managers, partners etc• Do your research!!!!!• Talk to me about your ideas: – Marlene Manto (SA E-learning Coordinator) – Phone: 8226 1673 – Email:• Write a successful application! 