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Could things get any worse for the VET Sector?


It is often said there is no such thing as a stupid question. However, as people don’t know what they don’t know, stupid answers do exist. For the smallest and most protected segment of the VET sector in Australia, Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), it may seem like a stupid answer that it couldn’t get any worse. But the fact is, the RMS TAEtanic hit an iceberg 2 years ago that has sealed the fate. For many RTOs and consultants in the training industry who are still placing a bet that the RMS TAEtanic won’t sink, it could get worse, if it does sink (more so when). But it is not all bad news for RTOs, the formal VET sector has been primed for a hostile takeover of the segment by L&D and informal learning providers (business consultants etc…) for a while now…

6 Other options to work in the VET sector

6 “Other” options to work in the VET sector The first misconception that needs to be cleared up for the general public is that the Vocational education and training, or VET for short, is more than just Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). It is a tertiary education pathway that enables individuals to gain qualifications for employment. By Brett O’Connor The formal VET system includes RTO, Universities, and Schools. However, this is just one learning system in the VET sector in Australia and is the smallest of the three learning systems. It is the type of learning that the government has the most control over through regulation of the AQF that sets the conditions for formal qualification recognized by the Australia government.“The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the policy for regulated qualifications in the Australian education and training system. The AQF was first introduced in 1995 to underpin the national system of qualifications in Australia, encompassing higher education, vocational education and training (VET), and schools. The AQF is the agreed policy of Commonwealth, State and Territory ministers.” Where does it say that the VET sector is more than just RTOs?!? Actually, it says it in the Glossary of terms in the Standards…

Core sensitivities: How Narcissists control the training in the VET sector in Australia

I am not offering to diagnose you. If that’s what you are really looking for you can talk to your GP who can put you on a mental health plan to do that. Nor do I care if you are a narcissist or not. Nor am I saying it is a negative to be a narcissist. It would seem likely to to me is you are still reading you have not had your core sensitivities triggered yet. There are many benefits to acting like a narcissist, and millions of people pay big money each year to learn how to do it. So we are not going to judge them for doing that either. The absence of an illness doesn’t mean you are healthy. So, if you are thinking “… but I know I’m not a narcissist!” … do you? If the cap fits as “they” say. Even though only a small percentage of the population are actually a Narcissist, narcissism ingrained into all humans’ nature … to make sure we are all on the same page, lets start with what narcissism is…

Trainer and assessor upgrade – get what you paid for

Do you feel let down by the professional development you did for your trainer and assessor upgrade to the equivalent TAE40116 standard? Are you disappointed that you have been told by your employer that they don’t believe you have the skills and knowledge required to design and to develop assessment tools? Are you worried about keeping your job, particularly if you must deliver the new BSB training package units? Don’t worry, you are not alone, and there are a number of ways to get help. It doesn’t have to cost you extra to get what you have already paid for.