TAFE Directors Australia

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Newsletter: 17 December 2007


MESSAGE FROM TDA CEO MARTIN RIORDAN

"TAFE Directors Australia wishes you all Happy Christmas and a safe and successful New Year.

"Advocating for TAFE Institute engagement in Skilling Australia has been a priority, and we will be campaigning actively with the incoming Rudd Labor Government to bring balance to tertiary education.

"A first step will be a Budget 2008 submission from TDA - a draft will be circulated for comment to Members during wk 14 Jan. - Enjoy the break - safe travels - thanks for your support through 2007 - let's aim high in 2008 !!." -- Martin Riordan

The TDA Office will be closed from Monday 24th December and will re-open Monday 14th January 2008.

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INTERSTATE RECRUITMENT OPPORTUNITY
ADMINISTRATION & MEMBERSHIP MANAGER

TDA invites Institutes to circulate internally - We have a recruitment opportunity of 12 or 24 months to the National Secretariat in Canberra. The executive position will service the range of expanded Membership offers proposed for TDA CEOs into 2008, and act as project manager to policy and event projects undertaken by TAFE Directors Australia.

Relocation and accommodation relief will be provided to the successful candidate. Link here to the Duty Statement.

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NEW TRAINING PACKAGE FOR BUSINESS SERVICES

Innovation and Business Skills Australia (IBSA) has released an updated Training Package for Business Services (BSB07). The new version offers: additional qualifications in Customer Contact, Organisational Learning and Capability Development and Micro Business Operations, streamlined competencies and preferred pathways information.

BSB07 has been endorsed by the National Quality Council and is now available for pre-ordering through the BSB07 Pre-order form.

IBSA will conduct a series of workshops across the country beginning in February 2008. The workshops will provide users with an overview of the package changes, present advice for using BSB07 and offer an opportunity to discuss implementation issues with peers. Contact IBSA on 03 9815 7000 to register your interest.

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INDUSTRY SKILLS COUNCIL - 2008 HEALTH PACKAGE WORKSHOPS

Following the success of the Health Training Package HLT07 - Guide to Implementation Workshops held this year, the Industry Skills Council has announced the launch of new workshops in 2008.

The workshops will extend on this year's introductory workshops, with a practical, hands-on approach. The workshops will be relevant for Registered Training Organisations and will include: direct care workshops, first aid workshops, support and business services workshops and customised workshops.

For more information or tho register visit the Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council website.

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EDUCATION AND TRAINING MATTERS - NEWSLETTER

The Australian Bureau of Statistics and the National Centre for Education and Training Statistics have released their bi-annual newsletter Education and Training Matters. The newsletter features recent developments as well as works in progress in relation to education and training statistics.

To view click here.

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NEW RESEACH FROM NCVER - INDIGENOUS PARTICIPATION IN VET

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) has released: Growing the desert: Educational pathways for remote Indigenous people. The report outlines Indigenous people's participation in vocational education and training and other educational services across Australia's desert regions.

The results of the report suggest that Indigenous participation is fluctuating and in some areas declining, and the pathways from study to work need to be improved. Visit the NCVER website to view the report.

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