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The National Centre Symposium 2015

7-8 July, Wellington, New Zealand Flying higher: Literacy and Numeracy in the tertiary sector and workforce / E rere e: te tuhituhi me te tatau i te m?tauranga matua me te w?hi mahi. The National Centre’s 2015 Symposium will be …

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National Office contact for resource and strategic projects

There are a number of WELL Program Resource Projects and Strategic Projects, funded prior to the closure of the WELL Program, that are still in progress. If you are managing one of these projects, the contact at National Office is Eleanora Holmes, Assistant …

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Participate in trials of the new Foundation Skills Assessment Tool (FSAT)

Do you want to know more about your learners’ work related skills or LLN skills? The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is developing the comprehensive Foundation Skills Assessment Tool (FSAT) for the Australian Government. The FSAT is mapped against …

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Australian Training Awards – less than two weeks to go!

The Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for the vocational education and training (VET) sector, recognising individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia. Watch this short video explaining the benefits of applying for …

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2015 MSA Rilda Mossop Innovation Study Award – applications extended

Applications have been extended for our 2015 MSA Rilda Mossop Innovation Study Award due to technical issues. You now have until 4pm, Friday 29th May 2015 to submit your application. In honour of the ever dynamic and problem solving Rilda …

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Report: A smart move – future-proofing Australia’s workforce by growing skills in STEM

PwC’s report, A smart move – future proofing Australia’s workforce by growing skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), argues the case for growing the STEM workforce and identifies the benefits and impact on businesses and the Australian economy broadly. Download …

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ACAL Conference – Call for presenters extension

        ACAL seeks relevant, current, informative and captivating sessions on issues and practices that relate to LLN in VET, ACE or industry.  ACAL strongly encourage researchers, practitioners and providers to consider submitting an abstract. In preparing their …

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Resource – Foundation skills for automotive

Auto Skills

Available on the ASA Learning Hub is a recording of a two-part professional development webinar that presents what foundation skills are and what we know about them in the Australian population. It discusses their importance on the job in the …

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Report – UK employer views on Functional Skills qualifications

UK employers are in favour of qualifications which provide practical maths and English skills, new research has found.  This study showed that 47% of larger employers know about Functional Skills. 87% of these value them for their approach to applied …

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Industry Growth Centres update

          The Industry Growth Centres Initiative (the Initiative) is the centrepiece of the Government’s new industry policy direction and part of the Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda. It will lift competitiveness and productivity by focusing on …

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