Mining partnership wins industry accolade – TAFE Queensland

An innovative training project delivered by the BHP Mitsubishi Alliance, TAFE Queensland and Central Queensland University (CQUniversity), has been recognised as the Outstanding Training Initiative of the Year as part of the Resources Training Council’s 2021 Innovative Skilling Awards.

Study Indigenous Languages at TAFE NSW

Language is an essential part of life, culture and identity and with 90% of Aboriginal languages considered endangered, the time to protect languages is now.
In 2017, the NSW Government created the first legislation in Australia to acknowledge the importance of revitalising First Languages. TAFE NSW offers courses in Aboriginal language and culture.

Uluru Statement from the Heart

“We, gathered at the 2017 National Constitutional Convention, coming from all points of the southern sky, make this statement from the heart”.

Misunderstanding Vocational Education Diminishes Innovation Effort

Rote, competency-based learning will always be playing catch-up to the present, and desperately behind the future innovation skills Australia needs to build to drive prosperity.
Craig Robertson, CEO, TAFE Directors Australia, and Chair, World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics, calls for a refocus of how training is delivered in Australia.

From Broadcast to Me-Cast, Lessons for Micro-Credentials from TDA CEO Craig Robertson

Micro-credentials appear to be the new black in learning, here in Australia and around the world. Colleges and Institutes Canada has released a national framework for micro-credentials. Here in Australia, the former minister for education, Dan Tehan announced the micro-credentials marketplace and the review of the Australia Qualifications Framework also made recommendations about micro-credentials. The review of senior secondary pathways also recommended they be considered in senior schooling. There’s been little policy action since. What do we mean by micro-credentials? Craig Robertson explores this question for the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA).