October 16 2014 – smallprint October 2014 newsletter

SIT12 Events quals now available

  We now have resources available to support: SIT30612 Certificate III in Events SIT50212 Diploma of Events More info here

Advanced Diploma of Management

  Introducing the first in our Advanced Diploma range. BSB60407 textbook and online assessments are now available. More info here

Basic Education resources online

  Our range of Basic Education resources are now available for online training. View available resources More info here

Blog post #2

Have you read our latest blog? ‘Things to consider when selecting assessment tools’ We would love you to share any thoughts on the subject, please comment on our LinkedIn page.

Velg Members offer

Are you a Velg Training member? Our member’s offer is now live in the Members Lounge of the Velg website, login today for details of how to claim complimentary Trainer Assessor Manuals. View offer (must be logged in)

$68m of funding to ASQA to support implementation of new training standards

An additional $68 million in funding over four years has been allocated to the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to maintain the highest standards in the skills and training sector as new training standards come into effect. ASQA will be holding national information sessions on the new standards in both capital cities and major regional centres to ensure RTOs have full details about the changes and expectations for service delivery. View Minister Ian Macfarlane’s Media release

Applications open for new round of Community Learning funding

The Queensland Government is providing $47 million of funding under the latest round of the five-year Community Learning program. Applications are now open to RTOs and community organisations and will close on Friday 31 October 2014. Click here to find out more

New to AVETMISS reporting? NCVER free webinar

NCVER is hosting a series of free one-hour webinars providing practical help on how to meet your AVETMISS reporting requirements. Find out more or register now: Thursday 16 October 2014 (2.30-3.30pm AEDT) Monday 27 October 2014 (2.30-3.30pm AEDT)

AQF council disbanded

The Australian Qualifications Framework Council which is responsible for the governance of the Australian Qualifications Framework has been disbanded. The residual functions of the Council will be transferred to the Department of Education. View AQF September newsletter

COAG Industry and Skills Council

Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, chaired the second meeting of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Industry and Skills Council on 26 September 2014. Priority actions to achieve a modern and responsive national regulatory system for providers and training products were identified. View the meeting communique

Christmas Closure dates

The silly season is fast approaching. Christmas closure dates have been set in our diaries. Last day of business 24 December 2014, first day of business 5 January 2015.