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Annual Registration Charge – Due July 30th 2019

ASQA will issue RTOs with an invoice for their annual registration charge. RTOs must pay the charge within 30 days of ASQA issuing the invoice. 

The annual charge recovers some of the costs ASQA incurs when conducting activities necessary for effective regulation of the vocational education and training (VET) sector.

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Change in how unit codes are allocated in VET accredited courses  

The method for allocating codes to units of competency is changing and will apply to VET accredited course applications received from 1 September 2019.

You will need to assign codes as Unit 001, Unit 002 (etc.) for reference during course development. ASQA will allocate unique unit codes upon granting accreditation for the parent course.

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Fraudulent VET provider ordered to pay $200,000

The Federal Court has ordered a Tasmanian man to pay significant penalties for providing a VET course without registration and for issuing qualifications that were not genuine.

On 30 May 2019, the Federal Court found that Leon Vere King had committed multiple contraventions of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 (the NVR Act).

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Five things RTOs should know about copyright 

To deliver high quality vocational training and education, RTOs need to access and use information quickly and efficiently from a variety of sources such as textbooks, websites, newspapers and journals. However, there is often uncertainty around what information an RTO can legally use. Here are five things RTOs need to keep in mind when copying and sharing copyright content for educational purposes. 

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Updating your USI transcript if your RTO has closed

If your training provider is no longer operating and you discover that your USI transcript isn’t showing the training you completed with that RTO, the relevant VET regulator may be able to assist you in some circumstances.

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NAPLAN review

The Federal Government remains committed to national standardised testing of school students to ensure parents, teachers and the community have visibility of student and school performance.

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So I Heard VET Can’t Get You A Good Job

So I Heard is a series launched by the Foundations for Young Australians (FYA) centred around the experiences of graduates, careers counsellors, TAFE teachers and other industry professionals involved in all areas of Vocational Education and Training. The world of work is changing and taking on VET is one way to put your best foot forward. We’re here to debunk some myths and highlight the opportunities that VET pathways can provide. 

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A knowledge portal on learning assessments for South Asia

The World Development Report 2018 states that almost one-third of those who complete primary school in South Asia lack basic literacy and numeracy skills, hindering the region’s growth potential and competitiveness. It points out that even when access to education has increased, improvement in learning levels remains a challenge. Moreover, countries need robust assessment systems that help them to monitor progress in learning and undertake evidence-based corrective measures. A number of countries in South Asia are yet to mainstream systematic monitoring and measurement of learning that enables them to evaluate the impact of their education policies and programs.

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NSW committed to vocational education and training 

The NSW Government is following through on its election commitment to help more people get quality jobs by committing $2.3 billion in the 2019-20 NSW Budget towards vocational education and training.

Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee said the Government is dedicated to strengthening our VET sector as a means of preparing the most dynamic, qualified and skilled workforce.

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First ever consensus on Artificial Intelligence and Education published by UNESCO

UNESCO has published the Beijing Consensus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Education, the first ever document to offer guidance and recommendations on how best to harness AI technologies for achieving the Education 2030 Agenda. It was adopted during the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Education, held in Beijing from 16 – 18 May 2019, by over 50 government ministers, international representatives from over 105 Member States and almost 100 representatives from UN agencies, academic institutions, civil society and the private sector.

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Jobs are changing, and fast. Here’s what the VET sector (and employers) need to do to keep up

Technological developments are expected to majorly, and rapidly, disrupt or change the nature of employment. The multiplier effect of these disruptions interacting with each other has led to what has been termed the fourth industrial revolution (i4.0).

The first industrial revolution took us from agrarian to industrial economies and the second used resources like electricity and steel to create mass production. The third refers to technology advancing from analog and mechanical devices to the digital technology available today.

The fourth industrial revolution represents ways technology has become embedded in societies by the fusion of technologies, or what is known as cyber-physical systems. For example, 3D printing needs advanced materials with printers linked to the internet, which are increasingly intelligent and autonomous.

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Last chance to register for #NoFrills2019

With today’s release of the conference discussion paper, the stage is now set for the28th National VET Research Conference ‘No Frills’, to be held in Adelaide next week.

The discussion paper builds on previous ‘No Frills’ themes by exploring how, as jobs and industries evolve along with technology, workers will need to continually upskill and reskill to maintain their positions in the workforce.

While every student’s journey is different, VET plays a critical role in making this happen.

With a stellar line-up of speakers and presenters across 2 keynote addresses, 40 presentations, 6 workshops and a plenary discussion panel, #NoFrills2019 is one of the best value events on the VET conference calendar.

You don’t want to miss this! Only limited places left, so register now.

AUSkey to transition into myGovID

myGovID (formerly known as AUSid) provides a contemporary digital credential and identity verification solution that enables clients to enrol and authenticate at a time, place and device of their convenience. The Digital Transformation Agency has changed the Commonwealth digital identity provider’s name to myGovID to align with myGov, the Government’s authentication solution.

The solution will deliver a high level of confidence in the accuracy of the client’s identity through biometric matching to documents issued by trusted Australian third parties (e.g. driver’s licences and passports). The credential is a device based authenticator app, paired with native authentication (such as a fingerprint) or password.

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution of the VET Sector 

The Fourth Industrial Revolution represents a fundamental change in the way we live, work and relate to one another. It is a new chapter in human development, enabled by extraordinary technology advances commensurate with those of the first, second and third industrial revolutions. These advances are merging the physical, digital and biological worlds in ways that create both huge promise and potential peril. The speed, breadth and depth of this revolution is forcing us to rethink how countries develop, how organisations create value and even what it means to be human. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is about more than just technology-driven change; it is an opportunity to help everyone, including leaders, policy-makers and people from all income groups and nations, to harness converging technologies in order to create an inclusive, human-centred future. The real opportunity is to look beyond technology, and find ways to give the greatest number of people the ability to positively impact their families, organisations and communities.

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AISC Communique – 5 June 2019 meeting

The 26th meeting of the AISC was held on 5 June 2019.The AISC considered the second tranche of the 2019 Industry Skills Forecasts and Proposed Schedules of Work submitted by IRCs. Minutes from the latest Australian Industry and Skills Committee meeting now available.

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