Un nouvel espoir - commentaire du PDG Craig Robertson

Un nouvel espoir - commentaire du PDG Craig Robertson

This past week has been one of contrasting victories.

The winning jockey in the Melbourne Cup, Jye McNeil, in his first ride in the Cup, guided Twilight Payment at the front of the pack for the bulk of the race, a brave move for even the most experienced. A fairy tale story, even.

Many of us then may have thought the winner of the race to the White House would have been known in double-quick time, yet the world has been forced to hang on for four days before the media has been confident enough to call the win to the Biden Harris team.

Some wins are more straightforward while others are a grind, it seems. Yet perseverance seems an appropriate theme to draw from this past week.

Along his life’s journey Joe Biden has lost his first wife and daughter in a car accident and, while Vice President, his eldest son to cancer. In anyone’s books that’s enough to retreat from public life. Yet this is his third attempt at the presidency. Even early in the Primaries he was middle of the pack of would-be Democratic nominees for the Presidency.

The scenes of jubilation in the streets in the US on Biden’s success could be sheeted home to relief that Trump will soon exit the White House, but I suspect at the core it’s a celebration of a new hope. A sense that government can act for the people by starting with addressing the coronavirus and then turning to building hope for the future for all Americans.

2020 has shown that in sharp relief – we have been reminded of the fragility of population health, economic certainty and life itself.

Images here in Australia of the long queues of people outside Centrelink offices registering for income support crystalised our own uncertainty. No demographic seemed to be spared, although we know young people and women were most represented.

JobKeeper and JobSeeker alone demonstrate the power of government acting for people. How governments in Australia continue to act to build that confidence in the people is still an act to play out I suspect.

For Australia, this week, it’s apt to turn our attention to NAIDOC week. It’s a story of perseverance and the call for opportunity for owners of this land.

See our introduction below and follow the links to the great stories from our TAFEs about the recognition of our first peoples.

TAFEs, as agents of their governments, are the living demonstration that concerted government effort can make a difference in the lives of all Australians, especially Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.


TAFEs pay their respects and acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of the land, rivers and sea. TAFEs acknowledge and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present, and emerging, of all nations.

NAIDOC Week celebrations are usually held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year because of the COVID-19 pandemic NAIDOC Week was postponed to November.

NAIDOC is celebrated in Indigenous communities and by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

This year’s theme is Always Was, Always Will Be and recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.

The 2020 national NAIDOC poster, Shape of Land, was designed by Tyrown Waigana, a Noongar (Perth region) and Saibai Islander (Torres Strait) man.

Tyrown’s artwork tells the story of how the rainbow serpent came out of the Dreamtime to create this land. The colour from the rainbow serpent is reflected on to the figure to display our connection to the rainbow serpent, thus connection to country. The overlapping colours on the outside is the Dreamtime. The figure inside is a representation of Indigenous Australians showing that this country – since the dawn of time – Always Was, Always Will Be Aboriginal land.

Mr Waigana – who has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in graphic design, advertising and illustration and photography – runs his own brand and business Crawlin Crocodile.

‘My passion for art and design comes from an early age and my goal is to make a living of being an artist and take on exciting new creative projects.’

‘I love to learn new techniques and platforms I can create on, he said.

Prenez le temps de read the stories of TAFE contribution to advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

TDA launches report into applied research

La recherche appliquée. On en parle assez souvent dans des cercles de savants. Mais qu'est-ce que cela signifie réellement? Qui le fait et pourquoi? Et pourquoi l'Australie en a-t-elle plus que jamais besoin pour sa reprise économique post-COVID?

La recherche appliquée souffre d'un nom quelque peu sans intérêt. Peut-être que si elle était rebaptisée «recherche résolvant les problèmes du monde réel pour les entreprises», elle pourrait susciter plus d'intérêt et une meilleure traction en Australie. La recherche appliquée est en fait une intervention ciblée visant à apporter la technologie et le savoir-faire pour résoudre les problèmes réels de production et de service au sein des petites et moyennes entreprises (PME). Accordé, un peu d'une bouchée.

As Australia seeks to return to pre-COVID economic activity, SMEs will need targeted and sustained support. Businesses emerging from COVID are likely to pursue transformation, however, they face significant challenges in accessing services and the support needed to adapt. TAFEs’ engagement with businesses based on an applied research model is one tangible and practical solution to rebuilding resilience in SMEs and family businesses. The capability to undertake practical research and apply it into the business or industry is the key to success – for the business, employees and ultimately the economy.

Cisco, Optus et TDA se sont associés pour produire PME et TAFE collaborant grâce à la recherche appliquée pour la croissance, a report which recommends the Australian Government investment in a one year pilot of an applied research model where TAFEs collaborate with SMEs to develop or enhance products and improve services and processes.

Le rapport s'appuie sur les leçons tirées de 15 années de recherche appliquée fructueuse dans les collèges canadiens. Les Canadiens le font très bien au fur et à mesure. En 2017-2018, les activités de recherche dans les collèges et instituts canadiens ont débouché sur plus de 4400 nouveaux procédés, produits, prototypes et services. Environ 87% de ces résultats ont été atteints en moins d'un an. Une innovation avec des résultats tangibles? Oui s'il vous plaît.

The full report makes the case for the place of innovation in a COVID recovery, including for investing in TAFE institute practice-based innovation. It highlights successful examples of applied research in Australia through case studies at Holmesglen Institute for the water industry and TAFE Queensland for the gas industry. Importantly, an analysis of the journey the Canadian Government has taken in building the capacity of Canadian colleges demonstrates the benefit of investing in applied research capacity in TAFEs here in Australia.

Cette initiative australienne de recherche sur les PME et les entreprises familiales, soutenue par Cisco et Optus, fait partie d'une série d'initiatives de politique publique opportunes et innovantes que TDA soumet à l'examen du gouvernement au nom du peuple australien et de ses communautés. Il complète une initiative antérieure, Rôle critique de la technologie bleue et des compétences numériques dans la reprise économique de l'Australie pour que le gouvernement australien travaille avec l'industrie et les TAFE pour une plus grande action nationale sur le développement de la technologie bleue et des compétences numériques, y compris pour les PME et les entreprises familiales.

The expression ‘necessity is the mother of invention’ means that a need or problem often encourages creative efforts to meet that need or solve that problem. It sounds a bit like applied research, and the need has never been greater than now.

New course teaches staff how to handle rude and aggressive customers

One of the features of the COVID pandemic has been the challenge for many frontline staff in dealing with aggressive and difficult customers, particularly in hospitality and retail.

Now, the Australian and Industry Skills Committee has fast-tracked a new skill set that is specifically designed to help staff resolve these difficult situations.

le Manage disrespectful, aggressive or abusive customers skillset is one of five endorsed by the AISC’s Emergency Response Sub-Committee.

“This skill set includes a new cross sectoral unit of competency and has been developed to support front line workers in customer service roles with the skills and knowledge they need to better manage interactions with disrespectful and aggressive customers,” AISC said.

Other new skill sets endorsed are:

  • Digital Skills for Small Business
  • Entry into Technology
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Operator Induction Skill Set
  • Deliver E-Learning Skill Set
  • Manage disrespectful, aggressive or abusive customers

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GOTAFE named Inclusive Training Provider of the Year at Victorian awards

The Victorian Training Awards last week completed the series of online announcements, with GOTAFE named as Inclusive Training Provider of the Year.

The prestigious Prix commémoratif Lynne Kosky pour l'ensemble des réalisations went to two longstanding leaders of the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporated (VAEAI) – President, Geraldine Atkinson, and General Manager, Lionel Bamblett.

The Wurreker Strategy developed by VAEAI and launched by the late Lynne Kosky in 2000 forms the basis of the education partnership between the Koorie community and TAFE in Victoria.

le Teacher Trainer of the Year est Kevin Nunn of TAFE Gippsland.

Stagiaire de l'année est Nicole Barrow who studied her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Box Hill Institute.

Koorie Student of the Year est Matthew Atkinson, studying a Certificate IV in Community Services at the Victorian Aboriginal Community Services Association.

le People’s Choice Award for Apprentice of the Year est allé à Nellie Baker who completed a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician at NECA Education and Careers.

le Community Training Provider of the Year était The Centre for Continuing Education.

Local jobs recovery funding available in regional areas

The federal government has opened tenders for organisations in regional areas to receive funding of up to $200,000 to develop projects, including mentoring, training and reskilling.

The Local Recovery Fund is a part of the Local Jobs Program that will fund projects in 25 regions experiencing high unemployment.

The Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator Michaelia Cash, said the funded projects will be locally driven initiatives, aligned to each region’s employment priorities, as identified in a Local Job Plan.

As part of the Local Jobs Program 25 employment facilitators, have been engaged to help connect job seekers to local employment opportunities.

Applications for the first round of funding are open until November 30, with funding available from mid-December.

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Live event to dissect the future of the mining workforce

TDA is one of a number of organisations featuring this Friday, 13 November, in a livestream event focusing on skills, training and the future workforce opportunities in the mining sector.

The event is hosted by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment and the Mining Skills Organisation Pilot.

Details:  Friday 13 November, 1 – 2pm AEDT

It will include an expert discussion on how changing technologies and future global demands are shifting the skills needs of the mining industry.

For more information and to register, see ici.

Hundreds of free training places offered in NSW Summer skills promotion

The NSW government is opening up hundreds of fee-free training courses as part of a Summer skills program for school leavers and job seekers.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the courses come from the $320 million committed to delivering 100,000 fee-free training places across the state.

School leavers will have the opportunity to experience a range of skills to find out what suits their passions.

The skills offered will cover a range of industries including agriculture, construction, conservation, fitness, engineering, coding, communication and digital literacy.

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International vocational and industry training symposium on tomorrow

The inaugural International Vocational Education and Industry Training Symposium will be held tomorrow, Tuesday 10 November, 5.30 pm – 8.30 pm (AEDT).

The symposium is an innovative Hub & Node physical and virtual conference organised by the International Vocational Education and Industry Training Association (IVEITA) and hosted by Shaanxi Polytechnic Institute, Chine, et Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiārangi, New Zealand.

It will bring together industry and educational leaders, politicians and government agencies, practitioners and learners in vocational education and industry training to share their experiences, strengthen international collaboration and plan future initiatives and projects.

The symposium is structured around three interwoven themes:

  • The role of leadership and governance in re-shaping vocational education and industry training.
  • Validating and supporting workplace learning to enhance inclusion for all.
  • Learning design and assessment frameworks supporting employability.

Further information on the symposium is available ici and you can register here.

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Date: Ceci est une interview préenregistrée, disponible ici: Enregistrement

Demandes de renseignements: Dr Teressa Schmidt  t.schmidt@cqu.edu.au

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Date: 5e novembre, De 9h00 à 10h30 (AEDT)

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Demandes: Andrew.williamson@holmesglen.edu.au

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Date: 4 novembre, De 12h30 à 13h30 (AEDT)

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Demandes: tle@boxhill.edu.au

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Date: 16e novembre, De 18h à 20h (AEDT)

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Demandes: vet.research@federation.edu.au

Prospectus: Attaché

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