As the nation recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, the focus of government is on a skills-based economic recovery. The 2021 VET Business Summit –Gold Coast is all about empowering your business with the knowledge to position your business at the centre of this activity.

The 2021 VET Business Summit – Gold Coast provided delegates with the opportunity to hear from leaders across government and business about the opportunities for independent Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). Some exciting presentations included how to access Queensland Government funding and also the VET Student Loans program to support students. Delegates also heard from business leaders about their future skills needs and even a regulatory update.

For more information on what was truly an informative program – and there's more to follow – click on the presentation headings below.
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Program Highlights: Presentations
2021 ITECA Business Summit – Gold Coast



    Presentation synopsis:
    Hear from a pioneer that’s transforming healthcare education using using immersive learning technologies. If virtual reality and augmented reality can be adapted to healthcare teaching, what other disciplines is it suited to?

    Knowledge you'll gain:
    ◾ How virtual reality and immersive technologies can aid the learning experience.
    ◾ The hardware and software platforms that enable this learning experience.
    ◾ Insights how this emerging technology could be employed across your course offering.

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    VR and VET – The Next Dimension In Vocational Training [PDF]



    Presentation synopsis:
    The National Skills Commission (NSC) is currently assessing which qualifications the Australian Government will subsidise to support the economic recovery. Importantly, the NSC is working with ITECA and other stakeholders to determine the subsidy amount. Find out how this work is being undertaken and what it means for independent RTOs that access government funding to deliver quality outcomes for students.

    Knowledge you'll gain:
    ◾ What the practical outcomes of the NSC's work means for providers.
    ◾ How the NSC makes recommendations on the skills that will be subsidised.
    ◾ How the NSC makes recommendations on the level of subsidy for each qualification.

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    How The Australian Government Is Calculating Course Subsidies [PDF]



    Presentation synopsis:
    The VET Student Loans program assists eligible students pay tuition fees for approved higher-level (diploma and above) vocational education and training (VET) courses, when studying at VET Student Loans approved course providers. This is your chance to learn about how the loan amounts are set by the Australian Government and varied to meet the actual course of delivery. What’s exciting is advice on how to become a VET Student Loans approved provider.

    Knowledge you'll gain:
    ◾ The qualifications that a student can access a VET Student Loan to support their study.
    ◾ How additional qualifications are added to the approved list and how the loan amount is determined.
    ◾ How to become a new VET Student Loans approved provider.

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    Expanding Provider Access To The VET Student Loans Program [PDF]



    Presentation synopsis:
    The ‘Skills Assured’ program is both a funding program and a prequalification tool used by the Queensland Government to support delivery by independent RTOS of vocational education and training across the state. This informative presentation will review the achievements of the program. Importantly, if you’re an independent RTO looking to become a ‘Skills Assured’ accredited provider, you’ll hear from the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training on the opportunities.

    Knowledge you'll gain:
    ◾ Which qualifications are on the 'Skills Assured' list of subsidised courses and at what level.
    ◾ An overview of of current compliance requirements and any planned changes to these.
    ◾ The opportunity to become a new 'Skills Assured' approved provider.

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    Skills Assured Program Performance And Provider Access [PDF]



    Presentation synopsis:
    The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) will spend the year playing close attention to delivery of VET In Schools programs and how RTOs transitioned to online learning during the Covid-19 pandemic, so come along to better understand the ramifications for your RTO. You’ll also get a better understanding of AQSA’s work to support your self-assurance capability, to critically examine and continuously improve practice for sustained compliance.

    Knowledge you'll gain:
    ◾ What ASQA's compliance focus on online delivery and VET In Schools means for providers.
    ◾ The future of ASQA's self-assurance project and the practical compliance outcomes for providers.

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    ASQAs Regulatory Focus And The Move Towards Self Assurance [PDF]



    Presentation synopsis:
    John has assisted over 300 organisations in Australia to achieve quality certification to the Australian Quality Training Framework standards (AQTF from 2001 – 2010), Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015, Australian and International ISO9001 standards (AS/NZS and ISO from 1987 – 2008) and worked with these organisations in establishing continuous improvement systems and strategies for both human and physical resource development.

    Knowledge you'll gain:
    ◾ The changing world of VET and how I fit in
    ◾ Developing a leadership style that fosters productivity and morale
    ◾ Developing effective communication approaches at all levels of the RTO

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    Developing A Quality Training Culture [PDF]


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The 2021 VET Business Summit – Gold Coast provided an opportunity to meet with other Chief Executives, Managing Directors and senior compliance staff from independent RTOs. It’s a unique networking opportunity unparalleled in the state.

This event is brought to you by the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), the peak body representing independent providers in the higher education, vocational education, training and skills sectors.

If you have any questions on this event contact the ITECA events team via email at events@iteca.edu.au or by telephone on 1300 421 017.

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