Training and Assessment

This is a great question, one which should be asked more often.  As managers, we are often asked to also become managers of risk.  Whilst we can quickly define risks as events of uncertainty, the management of these events is going to vary based upon the situation. Story 1: The fundamentalist approach I recall conducting […]

Background If studying a program in the Vocational Education and Training sector you may find that things are a little different to school, university or other assessments you may have encountered in your adult life. The major reason for this is that the assessments are based upon a competency model; aiming to determine if candidates […]

Nic Thomas was a recent keynote speaker at the Insources 2017 International VET Conference held in Sydney in June 2017. Nic spoke on the topic of quality in the Vocational Education and Training sector and expressed that to make for an effective VET system, we need to collaborate. The keynote speech was delivered in his […]

A TAS or Training and Assessment Strategy is a high-level view of a program.  The intention is to convey information such as; The qualification (if applicable) The units Any clustering (grouping) of units The target group The method of delivery The method of assessment Timeframes for delivery and assessment Qualified delivery and assessment staff Required […]

2016 VET Conference in Parramatta Ethical Marketing Presented by Nic Thomas This video covers the first part of the presentation, due to tech issues ( which seemed to plague the session) only half the session was recorded. The remaining can be viewed through the slides below.   The full presentation slides

The new thing a month challenge Background Learning should be a constant ongoing part of our lives, but lets face it we are all busy.  Admittedly some more than others.  In the midst of being busy we often engage in routine activities and play in the confines of where we feel safe and as such […]

Whether you are delivering high level presentations, facilitating a workshop, speaking at a meeting or even working with online courses the majority of the challenges are the same.  What is the best way to encourage learning and how do we pass on information in way that our participants want. Whilst the fundamental role of a […]

How do you engage learners online? The fact that a learner isn’t in the classroom doesn’t mean they should be bored with volumes of text. Learning should be engaging and every student should feel that efforts have been made in assisting their development. As course designers we have an obligation in delivering our content in a […]

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