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Find out what’s Pozible

Monday, February 10 2014

I am delighted to announce that ACPET has taken our first step in supporting members to access affordable, high-quality resources through a collaborative ‘crowd funding’ model. ACPET’s Collaborative Development project was launched last week and is already attracting interest from members and supporters across the sector.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the concept, crowd funding is a way of raising money by asking a group to contribute funds in return for a reward. Using the crowd funding platform Pozible, ACPET’s pilot initiative asks 10 members to contribute $250 each, with the ‘reward’ being a high-quality assessment tool for the TAELLN411 unit Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills. If you already have the TAE40110 Certificate IV Training and Assessment on scope, or have been thinking about adding this unit to your RTO’s scope of registration and want to share the costs of resource development, here’s your chance to collaborate with other RTOs to fund an assessment tool. Why spend thousands of dollars on development when you could share the cost?

For a pledge of $250 (debited only when the project reaches its target) you will receive an assessment tool that is fully mapped to the unit of competency, validated and provided as a pdf as well as in word format for easy customisation. Project pledges will be open during February, with resource development (and delivery) being managed by ACPET once the project reaches its target. You can read more about the project and pledge your support (and funds) via the Pozible website

What else might be Pozible?

Crowd funding is used by individuals and organisations to collaboratively fundraise for an incredible range of projects. ACPET is developing concepts for state and territory projects to support the specific needs of members throughout Australia – so look out for future developments on this front.

We welcome your ideas on how crowd funding might work for you and your organisation – whether you deliver ELICOS, HE or VET. For more details about the pilot project contact Catherine Kearney at ACPET or your local Executive Officer if you have ideas for future crowd funding projects.   

Claire Field
Chief Executive Officer


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