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Guy Saben, on 31/08/20 08:00
Ben Hamilton, on 20/08/20 08:00
The Australian Prime Minister announced the Australian Government will partner with state and territory governments to establish a new $1 billion JobTrainer Skills Training Fund.
This is clearly welcome news, but what does it actually mean for registered training organisations (RTOs) and their learners?
The fund will provide training places to help school leavers and job seekers access free or low-cost courses in areas of identified skills need, with the Federal Government providing $500 million with matched contributions from state and territory governments. Let's hope everyone is on board!
To inform the identification of courses, the National Skills Commission (NSC) will create an indicative list of qualifications based on its own research, analysis and consultation with stakeholder organisations. This list will help inform discussions with state and territory government, with those discussions to determine the qualifications and short courses to be funded via the JobTrainer Fund.
For participating state and territories - and let's hope that's everyone - it is expected that training places will be available from September 2020. Information on training places delivered under the JobTrainer Fund will be made available through the National Careers Institute on the My Skills website.
Given the rapidly changing labour market and economy, this list will be live and will be updated and refined as required, based on both data and analysis from the NSC and states and territories, and intelligence on the ground.
The key takeaway is that RTO technology platforms that are agile and adaptable will be key to accessing the opportunities that JobTrainer offers. Strap in - it's going to be a wild ride!
Here's a few things to think about when it comes to Job Trainer:
Ben Hamilton, on 31/07/20 08:00
Christabel Lum, on 05/07/16 14:50
It's faster in every case to talk to the server than it is my local hard disk... Carrying around these non-connected computers -- with tons of data and state in them -- is byzantine by comparison.
- Steve Jobs, late Co-founder and Chairman of Apple
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Steve Jobs spoke about this in 1997 at the Worldwide Developer Conference. His speech also included a vision for bringing the cloud to everyone's personal computer. Sure enough, 19 years later today, all of us probably have adopted cloud computing for both personal and business use.
Or, have we?
Christabel Lum, on 24/05/16 13:56
Too many apps. Too many data sets. Too many teams needing access to the same files.
We've all been there - the hassle of entering data multiple times across multiple systems. Unless your business has upgraded to the cloud, the several thousand character journey is one that countless individuals are forced to make daily.
But here's some good news: those days are now over if you are using Wisenet & Moodle.
Replace painful manual processes with automation that is as easy as getting your Facebook and Spotify up and in sync.
Our Product team has completed and shipped a brand new series of Moodle connectors that work just like LEGO blocks do. And all you need to know is that this is going to make your job easier and simpler with less risk.
Ben Hamilton, on 26/04/16 15:20
Effective April 2016, Unfunded International Providers (UIPs) in New Zealand must report data to the Ministry of Education (MoE).
The MoE UIP data collection system is an improved means of collecting education data that reduces providers’ compliance costs by replacing manual collections.
This mandatory electronic data collection provides the MoE with data on international students participating in education in New Zealand at Unfunded Private Training Establishments (PTEs). These data sets include:
Through the system, the Ministry performs ongoing checks to ensure the integrity of the data stored in the system.
No more exports. No more manual submissions. No more fuss.
The MoE is right on the money here. The days of manual data collections, exports, imports, uploads, and errors are fading fast. The future is here, and it is instantaneous with live links and automation between consumers, business, and government. Ignore at your own peril!
But, why? What changes can PTEs expect from now on?
Christabel Lum, on 16/02/16 16:42
If you build it, they will come.
While that tip from Field of Dreams has primed countless organisations of various industries for success, it has also left the clueless feeling rather, well, helpless. (Not to mention poorer!)
It's true. A website can be a powerful sales tool for virtually any business. But the harder truth is that most of us don't have the expertise or resources to build an e-commerce website which results in business growth.
Here's some good news for all registered training organisations: we've built you a new Online Enrolment app to extend your existing web site with a self-service booking engine complete with payment processing - in minutes.
Focus on marketing your website, not building it. Make your mantra instead "If you invest in the right tools, they will come."
(Psst! What would you like to see in this feature? Take this survey to help shape the next Wisenet release!)
Alister Smith, on 17/12/15 16:38
Learncycle Workflows was released as part of a major Wisenet release back in August this year. We asked you what you think, and it turns out you loved it but want more (thank-you)!
Naturally, your responses included user feedback and suggestions for improvement. You've spoken, and we've listened - say hello to these fab new features that every VET Student Loan (VSL) Provider needs!
After all, who doesn't love tools that can make your job easier?
If you haven't started your online learning strategy, it's a good idea to start now.
Online learning is growing at an unprecedented pace, with billions of dollars in revenue earned each year. It's placed universities at the forefront of education marketing, and has become a must-have for drawing candidates.
Despite its obvious benefits and countless facts about online learning, many registered training organisations struggle to kickstart e-learning strategies and incorporate them into their learning relationship management platforms or certified student management systems.
What else should education management and training management professionals know? Download this infographic to get the full rundown on online learning statistics in 2 minutes (tops!).
Ben Hamilton, on 09/11/15 17:59
In a world where disruption rules, it looks like the education industry is about to have its Uber moment.
It seems the world has spoken, and prestigious universities are responding by accelerating the democratisation of learning.
Here's the question: is MIT, one of the most prestigious universities in the USA, really willing to sacrifice millions in student fees by offering courses for free? Is this a race to the bottom, or the dawn of something new?
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