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National - Introduction Series
Mon 3 Jun 2019, 12:30pm to 1:30pm EST

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TypeInformation Session
LevelIntroduction Series
Duration1 Hour
LocationOnline and at your desk, National
Peer+ points0
Cost inc. GST (Members)$60
Cost inc. GST (Non-members)$88
Who should attend?
  • New VET Staff
  • Teachers
  • Managers
  • Business Development Managers
  • New Higher Education Staff
  • CEOs
  • Academic Director

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The standards for RTO’s place a responsibility on all trainers and assessors to maintain their industry subject matter expertise along with their vocational capability. While formalised professional development contributes to this process, involvement in industry forums, projects and communities of practice provide rich opportunities for building currency.

Reflective thinking from these experiences should promote new opportunities for innovative approaches to industry training that contribute to continuous improvement for the RTO and trainers/assessors alike.

In this webinar we will cover:

  • Differences between industry currency and vocational competency for trainers/assessors.
  • Strategies to maintain and demonstrate currency
  • Developing a PD plan with stakeholders to formalise strategies for currency and build new understanding.
  • Using critical reflection to evaluate strategies and experiences to improve teaching and learning and initiate new approaches.
Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the importance of PD planning.
  • Reflect on networks and community of practice opportunities to deepen exposure to current trends and approaches.
  • Build a list of reflective questions to evaluate new experiences, learning and thinking on industry and training.
  • Determine a spread of diverse opportunities beyond the workplace and classroom to hear new voices and approaches.
  • Look anew at opportunities in social media to participate in discussions and reflections from relevant thought leaders.
Facilitated by: Michael Gwyther

Michael commenced working in eLearning with ESL learners in the mid 90's before mentoring Community Education teachers in eLearning content and facilitation strategies. Now part of eLearning and multimedia consulting company Yum Studio, he overseas a range of coaching, mentoring and training programs to assist L&D practitioners to introduce and sustain learner centred approaches to eLearning. Michael is also an eLearning developer working with corporate, tertiary, TAFEs and private RTOs assisting in the development of blended learning programs, facilitation strategies and eLearning content. Previously Michael was the mentor ACPET Vic Govt e-Learning Program between 2004 and 2013.


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