TAFE Directors Australia

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Newsletter: 26 November 2007


ELECTION RESULT 2007 - LABOR'S COMMITMENTS ON SKILLING AUSTRALIA

Labor's election victory included commitments to invest in Australia's skills - and create a new statutory authority to oversee training and skills.

Ahead of Prime Minister-elect Kevin Rudd announcing his new Ministry, TAFE Directors Australia today records the commitments and policies announced - both during and before the 6-week election campaign.

NATIONAL BOARD MEETING - BRISBANE 29 NOV 2007

The National Board of TAFE Directors Australia meets on Thursday 29 November in Brisbane, hosted by Queensland director Steve Ghost, CEO at SkillsTech Australia at Acacia Ridge.

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WORLDSKILLS RESULTS - CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SKILLAROOS

The 'Skillaroos' Australian WorldSkills Team has arrived back from the WorldSkills Competition in Japan with outstanding results.

The Skillaroos achieved one gold medal, two silver medals, one bronze medal and 16 Medallions of Excellence, placing Australia fifth in the world among 50 countries. Dale McMullen from Challenger TAFE, Fremantle - a gold medallist in the Automobile Technology category - was awarded the Best of the Nation Award.

TAFE was well represented in the team and TAFE Directors Australia congratulates the whole team on a brilliant effort.

  • Gold Medal
- Dale McMullen, Automotive Technology
  • Silver Medal
- Joel Drew, Jewellery
- Stuart Aisbett, Car Painting
- John Rudge, Electrical Installations
  • Bronze Medal
- Suwanna Rattananikom, Cooking

To see a full list of results click here. To visit the WorldSkills Australia website click here.

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REFRAMING THE FUTURE - RESOURCES AVAILABLE

Resources are now available from the recently held Reframing the Future: Continuous Improvement of VET Forums.

The forums were an opportunity for registered training organisations to come together to discuss future directions for the continual improvement in VET.

To access the resources click here.

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INVITATION ON CAREERS -- REQUEST FOR TAFE INSTITUTE PARTICIPATION

TDA is supporting a National Review of Career Development Services in Australian Tertiary Institutions being implemented by PhillipsKPA on behalf of the Career Development Section, Department of Education, Science and Training.


TDA encourages institutes to participate in an online survey to support the review. The survey will close Monday 3 December 2007 and should preferably be completed by one person with specific responsibility for career development activities in your organisation.

Please go to http://live.everyonecounts.com.au/app/314/301 to complete the survey.

If you have any inquiries please contact Justin Brown jbrown@phillipskpa.com.au.