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New Community Services resources are based on units of competency in the CHC08 Community Services Training Package. The multimedia assets in each collection vary and can include audio interviews and/or videos with industry practitioners, work-based case studies and tasks, comprehensive readings, learning activities as well as other supporting resources such as links to [...]
Source: Media release: The Hon Julia Gillard MP 29/03/2010 The Minister for Education and Employment, Julia Gillard, today announced the Australian Government will co-fund almost 11,000 extra training places for existing workers in small, medium and large business to boost skills in high demand. The Australian Government, in partnership with the industry, has committed $40 [...]
Education Services Australia – Sixty Seconds Newsletter 17/03/2010 Skills Australia has released its paper ‘Australian Workforce Futures: A National Workforce Development Strategy’ reporting recommendations for a fundamental overhaul in the way the nation approaches and supports workforce development—at a national, industry and enterprise level. Read more
Education Services Australia – Sixty Seconds Newsletter 17/03/2010 E-portfolios are becoming increasingly popular in the vocational education and training (VET) sector as a tool to collate and demonstrate evidence of skills and achievements and assist in the RPL (recognition of prior learning) process. However, e-portfolios contain a significant amount of personal information about learners which [...]
Source: Australian Flexible Learning Framework Eleven new Flexible Learning Toolboxes have been released. Preview these easily customisable e-learning resources now, and see how they align to nationally endorsed training packages. Click here for more information
To prepare for the future, young Australians need an education that is holistic, flexible and encompasses a commitment to both work and life, a 2009 review of research has concluded. Drawing on contemporary research, the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) review paper – Touching the Future: Building skills for life and work – explored [...]
The 2010 Environmental Scan was officially launched at SSA Conference on 1 March 2010. The Environmental Scan is developed to provide an industry specific overview of trend and developments in the service industries. It has been developed in partnership with industry and reflects the key issues identified by each sector. To download the scan visit [...]
Service Skills is pleased to announce that they are now currently selling a number of SIT07 resources from the Futura Training publication range. Futura Training has released their first round of full colour workbooks for the hospitality units aligned with SIT07. These workbooks cover are very affordable, starting at $14.95 each for operation units and [...]
We have commenced the continuous improvement on the retail and wholesale industries skill standards with a discussion paper. The discussion paper forms the basis for the initial collection of information and feedback that will be used to develop recommendations on improvements to be made to the training package. We will also be meeting with industry [...]
The Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package is now nearing finalisation, with submission for endorsement expected for May 2010. To review units of competency and qualifications, please view the project page.