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NVPDW: Staying current as a VET Industry Trainer

22 October 2019

This webinar is one of ten available during National VET PD Week - a joint venture between Velg Training and Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia.

Hosted by ITECA, clicking 'Register Now' below will take you to ITECA's website where you can register to attend this session.


About this webinar

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

At the end of this session you will:

  • 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

Date & Time

22 October 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
12:00pm - 1:00pm  (AEDT: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
11:30am - 12:30pm (ACDT: SA)
10:30am - 11:30am (ACST:NT)
9:00am - 10:00am (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

  • VET Staff
  • Teachers
  • School based RTO Staff

What to expect


Michael Gwyther

Michael Gwyther commenced e-learning while  working in the Learn Local sector in the mid-1990s. He began mentoring ACE teachers in 1998 before setting up an RTO with his videographer partner Erin. Now through Yum Studio, he oversees a variety of coaching, mentoring and training programs to assist educators and RTOs to introduce learner centred approaches to digital learning. Michael is also a digital learning designer and digital facilitation coach.

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