TAFETalks

TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) is proud to present…TAFETalks

TDA is excited to announce upcoming events in the TAFETalks series.

Registration for these events is free! If you cannot attend the event live, register anyway and you will receive a link to the recording.

TAFETalks provide a virtual platform for TAFE staff and other interested VET stakeholders to come together, to share, learn and create connections across institutes and states and territories on current issues and priorities.

TAFE staff are strongly encouraged to attend events and to participate fully in the Q&A sessions and group chat, however, TAFETalks are open to all interested stakeholders.

TAFETalks: Register Now for Wednesday 15 June 2022!

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TAFETalks: Self Assurance: What does it really mean?

Date: Wednesday 15 June at 2.00pm AEST (Canberra/Melbourne/Sydney time)

Following the recent release of ASQA’s draft model for self-assurance, please join TDA for an in-depth discussion on self-assurance and what it means for the vocational education and training (VET) sector.

Christina Bolger, Deputy CEO at ASQA will introduce the concept of self-assurance, followed by Jackie Wilson, a Partner at ORIMA Research who worked closely with ASQA to develop the draft model. Jackie will be joined by representatives from TAFE SA to discuss their self-assurance model in practice. Sue Crew, Interim Director, Strategy Management, University of New England (UNE), Armidale will also provide reflections from a VET and higher education perspective on the proposed model and the implications it may have for the pursuit of quality in the VET sector.

Guest speakers will include:

  • Christina Bolger, Deputy CEO, ASQA
  • Jackie Wilson, Partner, ORIMA Research
  • Penny Johnston, Executive Director, Academic Development, TAFE SA
  • Mark Croft, Director, RTO Quality and Compliance, TAFE SA
  • Sue Crew, Interim Director, Strategy Management, University of New England (UNE), Armidale

Registration:  To register for this event, please click here

Registrations are also open for our TAFETalks on 27 July

TAFETalks: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Date: Wednesday 27 July at 2.00pm AEST (Canberra/Melbourne/Sydney time)

TDA is delighted to announce that we will be joined by Professor Sally Kift for a panel discussion on the scholarship of teaching and learning. Sally is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA), a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law (FAAL) and President of the Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows (ALTF). Sally is a renowned higher education expert and academic and has published widely on transition pedagogy, legal education and student transition. Sally was a member of the Australian Qualifications Framework Review Panel that reported to Government in September 2019. Sally’s role will be to reflect on the discussions of our TDA members including:

  • Associate Professor Melanie Williams is Associate Dean (Scholarship) at William Angliss Institute, where her primary role is to lead and support vocational and higher education teaching staff in taking a scholarly approach to improving their learning and teaching practice.
  • Dr Fiona Wahr, Senior Lecturer, Applied Research and Scholarship, Melbourne Polytechnic. Fiona led the revised scholarship model introduced at Melbourne Polytechnic
  • Vanessa Crawford, Associate Dean, Higher Education, TAFE Queensland. Vanessa will reflect on TAFE Queensland’s practices related to the scholarship of teaching and learning. Vanessa is also the chair of TDA’s Higher Education Provider network.

Registration:  To register for this event, please click here

Past TAFETalks Events

TAFETalks: Imagining an Integrated VET and HE Future

The new Industry Clusters will focus on both vocational education and training (VET), and higher education (HE) as they develop skills solutions for their workforces. We have been discussing combined VET and HE solutions for decades. What will be different under these new industry cluster arrangements which come into effect in 2023?

Please join TDA CEO, Jenny Dodd for a panel discussion with three leaders of industry about how they think VET and HE integration might be different from 2023 onwards.

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