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October Members Lunch Box - Leveraging Digital Skills and Aligning your Training to Adapt to Employers Needs

25 October 2021

25 October 2021:
October Members Lunch Box - Leveraging Digital Skills and Aligning your Training to Adapt to Employers Needs

Presented by:   Patrick Kidd

The Digital Skills Organisation (DSO) is responsible for the development of new approaches to digital skills training that meet the needs of employers and employees across all industry sectors – tech and non-tech.

With a significant focus on understanding the current effectiveness of engagement between VET and industry and employers, this nexus is in many ways the most important factor in designing a future model to accelerate and increase digital skills, addressing the supply and demand problem of our nation.

Through capturing best practice and trialling a skills based model for digital skills development, DSO seeks to reset the relationships and roles of learners, employers and training providers and change the ways in which digital skills are designed, delivered and assessed.

Training organisations are at the heart of this, and by proactively working with the sector DSO aims to test a draft model that focuses on:

  1.    Employer-led Digital Skills Standards which engender confidence in the people who have attained that standard.
  2.    Digital Career Pathways which provide a common language to help explain options for investment in digital skills.
  3.    Digital Centres of Excellence which focus digital knowledge, expertise and training support to help uplift capability across registered training providers.

Key topics covered within the webinar

  • Importance of working together to trial and evolve digital upskilling initiatives.
  • The need for a new approach to enable open information sharing and aligning taxonomy across the sector.
  • How DSO can support and align training organisations with evidence-based tools and facilitating effective relationships with employers.
  • How we can all influence change by advocating for a new national system through VET.
  • How you can get involved and provide feedback.?

NB. Can't make the session?
We send out all electronic resources to registrants within 48 hours of the session closure. All Velg Training Webinars are scheduled in AEST (QLD time) - please check your timezone before logging onto the online training session.

Date & Time

25 October 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
1:00pm - 2:00pm (AEDT: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
12:30pm - 1:30pm (ACDT: SA)
11:30am - 12:30pm (ACST: NT)
10:00am - 11:00am (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

  • Trainers/Assessors
  • CEOs
  • RTO Managers
  • Compainance Managers
  • Senior Management/Key Decision Makers
  • Employers Industry Representatives

What to expect

Presented by Patrick Kidd, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resources
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Patrick Kidd


Digital Skills Organisation - Chief Executive Officer

Patrick commenced in the position as the Chief Executive Officer of the Digital Skills Organisation in October 2020. Prior to his appointment, Patrick worked for Infosys, where he led the program team implementing a large-scale digital transformation program into Services Australia. From November 2016 to October 2020, Patrick was the Chief Executive Officer for the Invictus Games Sydney. Patrick brings significant training expertise to the DSO, following a thirty-year career in the British Army (1985-2005) and the Australian Defence Force (2005-2015).


Monday, 25 October 2021

11:45am (AEST: QLD) - 12:00pm (AEST: QLD) Registration
12:00pm (AEST: QLD) - 1:00pm (AEST: QLD) Webinar

Opportunities to interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees (Not available in all Webinars)
  • Raise your 'virtual hand' to engage in discussion
  • Share your thoughts via online chat window
  • Answer online polls that provide instant group feedback

NB. If you would like to send chat questions to the presenter before the session, please email

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