New data shows one-in-two apprentices and trainees are supported by independent RTOs. Here's why paper-based logbooks are causing the student experience to fall short, and what we can do about it.
It's crucial to use a Student Management System (SMS) with information security measures in place.
International education is not only a key contributor to the Australian economy, but also facilitates meaningful cross-cultural exchanges, creates influential alumni networks and provides residency pathways for highly skilled graduates.
Meta states that ‘connection is evolving and so are we’ – and if we look past the marketing buzz and out into the real world, we can see that they’re right. Virtual and augmented reality technology has been making an impact across many industries globally – including education and training.
Self-assurance refers to the way training providers manage their operations to ensure a focus on quality, continuous improvement and ongoing compliance.
With on-and-off lockdowns, international travel restrictions and overall economic uncertainty, CRICOS training providers have had it especially rough these past couple of years.
COVID-19 hasn’t made things easy for training organisations, but as we navigate a way out of the pandemic there are many current and emerging opportunities for growth for the VET industry.
To help get you ready to submit error-free data, we've compiled 5 important tips for AVETMISS reporting.
With new variants of COVID-19 making everything even more unpredictable for vocational education and training, one thing an increasing number of training organisations can count on is blended learning.
The past couple of years have been challenging, and many are feeling fatigued. Although none of us can predict the future, there are definitely some great things in the VET sector to be excited about in 2022.
A digital work-based learning solution that integrates with your SMS and LMS is the future of work placement management in aged care training.
Here’s a quick guide of the key funding information you should know about for international education providers in 2022.
The VET sector has gone through many challenges and changes in the past 12 months. We have no doubt 2022 will be a fresh start for many training providers and a year of accelerated growth for others.
Let’s be real – a paper-based system is neither efficient nor simple to manage for work-based learning.
Skills and training ministers have agreed the way industry engages with the VET system will be reviewed to ensure it’s delivering for both learners and employers.
ASQA’s second paper on their strategic review into online learning examines the opportunities and challenges of online learning, and how training providers can support students undertaking online learning.
Let’s break down each stage of a standard performance assessment by ASQA, and what that might look like for your RTO.
We’ve chosen five important SMS and LMS features that can help you provide consistently excellent emergency services training.
Clause 1.8 in the Standards states the Rules of Evidence are Validity, Sufficiency, Authenticity and Currency. Let’s break them down.
CQUniversity, which ranks second for Australian universities for graduate full-time employability rates, is the first in Australia to offer a ‘Graduate Guarantee’ in order to support graduates to gain employment.
Once set up, workflow automation can transform your whole way of working, giving your team more time to focus on the learner experience.
Understanding assessment validation is important for many reasons, including for ensuring national consistency in the sector, but many providers find the terminology and processes confusing.
Well-maintained industry currency allows trainers to continuously improve and update their knowledge and skills. RTOs need an intuitive tool that can easily show how they’ve maintained the currency of their trainers’ industry skills and trainer/assessor competencies.
Creating and delivering online lessons and assessments can be rewarding and highly effective, and learners can gain high quality outcomes from completing them. To achieve these outcomes, trainers and assessors need to be able to support learners and learner progression with a high quality Learning Management System (LMS).
Whether you’re delivering full qualifications, short courses or anything in between, Learning Plans can help make the delivery of online learning and assessment much easier.
Black6 Labs is the first in the world to have developed a virtual environment that supports learning and assessment, tracks competency outcomes, monitors and stores data, and integrates with learning management systems.
The NSW Government has announced they are investing $1 million to fund training for industry experts to pursue a career change as a TAFE NSW teacher.
Online enrolments paired with a CRM are some of the most powerful tools your training organisation can use to capture and engage new learners.
A solid way of achieving high learner engagement online is through your LMS, which should be able to provide the ability to author online content, lessons and assessment with interactive question types.
ASQA recently published their first Insights paper as part of their Strategic Review of Online Learning in the VET sector.
From conducting training underground, to risk management, operating machinery, first aid and more, training for mining requires technology that seamlessly fits with the learning and doesn't slow things down when in a work environment.
Learning Plans are the ultimate superpower in a Learning Management System.
The power of effective questions ranges from being able to solve a mystery worthy of Sherlock Holmes to simply knowing how your students are feeling, and being able to act accordingly.
A one system solution is like a Ferrari.
The VET system has so much capability to provide flexible, lucrative and prestigious career pathways with nationally recognised qualifications and short courses, and is truly at the forefront of transferable skills.
NCVER’s recent study into how COVID-19 has impacted industry in terms of innovation, skills and the need for training has uncovered some important insights about the way industry has used VET and other forms of training in response to the pandemic, and insights for the future.
The Department of Education, Skills and Employment is seeking feedback on the Draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement.
From engaging learners to making training easier, here are our top 5 coolest LMS features for your RTO.
We’ve recapped three insightful presentations from NCVER’s 30th national research conference. The theme this year was ‘past informing the future’, and each session focused on a different aspect of the complex nature of VET in Australia.
We sat down with Shane Darwin, CEO of JBHXR and JB Hunter, to chat about his work in implementing Extended Reality into training. At JB Hunter, over 1000 learners have completed blended online and virtual reality assessments over the past year using JBHXR, the aXcelerate LMS and aXcelerate Assessment Engine.
A new legislative instrument – the ESOS (Exempt Courses) Instrument 2021 – now exempts specific supplementary courses from the definition of ‘course’ under the ESOS Act.
VET has a very important role to play in providing high quality and relevant training for the emerging jobs of the future, which is why the Parties have agreed the VET system needs reform.
Australia has high expectations for VET’s ability to deliver skilled workers for industry. NCVER’s ‘No Frills’ paper, ‘Past Informing the Future’, discusses the competing purposes VET is expected to fulfil.
Most training organisations can benefit from having an LMS – including the ability to grow your business, to have better adaptability by having online training capabilities, and to meet learner expectations.
The data collected from the 7007 interviews with Australian employers conducted by NCVER provides valuable insight into the relationship between VET and industry.
Websites are one of the most important things an RTO needs to get right, as it's the digital ‘storefront’ of the business.
The Education IRC has found core structural issues in the existing qualifications and units of competency of the TAE Training Package.
Switching to online training with a Learning Management System, integrated with a Student Management System, doesn’t have to be a huge roadblock for RTOs. Here are some key steps for how you can drive cultural organisational change to adopt high quality online training.
Virtual reality and augmented reality is here – and the pilots, firefighters, surgeons (and many more jobs) of today and tomorrow are using VR and AR to train and upskill.
Assessment validation is highly important for RTOs to complete, but many get it wrong and are surprised when auditing assessors come in and find a mountain of issues.