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Velg Training is Australia's leading provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) professional development and consulting services.

"Amazing"

The absolute highlight of the overall conference for me was the replacement motivational speaker Paul de Gelder. Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!

J Fletcher - Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

"Worthwhile!"

The most worthwhile professional development I have been to in a long time.

M Teitzel - Laidley State High School

"Current"

There was a lot of great, up to date information. I can say it was absolutely worth it!

K Rothery - Glenmore State High School

"Great Resources!"

Well organised and presented with great resources and information.

J Mark - Journey Management Group

"Fantastic"

It was a fantastic event which was extremely well organised and ran. well done. I attend a lot of other industry events and conferences and this was much better.

A Stovin - Ignite Education

"Tremendous"

A tremendous opportunity for VET practitioners to listen to current thinking on a range of important VET matters and to connect with a raft of fellow participants across the 2 days. It was a great event!

W Dawson - Men@Work Training Solutions

"Valuable"

The networking was very valuable and if you were a person new to VET this would be a great place to start your PD journey.

F Bogaart - Suncoast Christian College

“Great Presentation”

The trainer provided good facilitation skills and content. He had a welcoming approach to the training sessions and handled some tough questions well.

P Baker - South West Institute of TAFE

“Fantastic”

Trainer, resources and information as of a high standard, I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the workshop.

I Marie - C.A.R.E. Employment & Training Services Pty Ltd

“Valuable”

Well structured and easy to follow - opportunity to expand on existing knowledge.

J Byala - REIWA Learning

“The Best”

The best explanation of RPL I have heard to date. Thank you.

T Walker - Hawkesbury Community College

“No Travel”

Being in far north Queensland being able to access a webinar was fantastic for me – no travel!!

N Berzinski - PRO Management

“Invaluable”

The content…..it’s invaluable!

R Glass - Australian Institute of Fitness

“Convenient”

Training via webinar was great! Very interactive and convenient living in a rural area it was easy.

S Knott - The Centre

“Brilliant”

This is a brilliant media for me as I have trouble getting away from the office, but can easily lock myself away for an hour.

R Scotney - Nova Aerospace Pty Ltd

"A BIG thank you!"

I was audited by ASQA, and the information I received at the workshop paid off... this may not have been the case without the workshop so THANKS!

J Toole - MDS Training

"Dependable"

Velg Training can be depended upon to have up to the minute currency with the content of their presentations.

W Cassells - St Patrick's Senior College

"Thank you"

Thank you to Michelle & Team at Velg Training for keeping me fully informed with current and future information to perform my role at our RTO.

R Schullen - MacKillop Catholic College

"Up to date"

Clear and very relevant sessions. I know exactly what is required of me now to get our organisation totally up to date.

K Trapp - Browns Plains High School

"Wealth of Knowledge"

I have been a member of VELG for a few years now and have attended several PD workshops both in Brisbane and Sydney. I think you guys are so inspiring with the wealth of knowledge you are able to share.

L Lang - JobSmart

"Invaluable"

As a new RTO we found the information and assistance provided during the internal audit to be invaluable.

A McDonald - JADS Driver Training

"Exceptional"

Very refreshing to find a company with an exceptional attitude towards their clients that is geared round achieving the best possible outcome.

M Arkinstall - Excercise and Research Australia

"Varied Opportunities"

The event gave varied opportunities to have many different exposures to many providers under the one roof as well as engaging in very relevant topics from the providers.

C - Greater Building Society

"Absolutely Fantastic"

The conference app was absolutely fantastic. It was my first Velg Training and I really enjoyed the app. Providing feedback on sessions was a breeze. I provided much richer data than I normally have time to do. The ability to create my own schedule was also a winner. Well done for that part of the conference experience.

R Lee - Attorney-General's Department

"Wonderful"

I am always highly impressed with the wonderful customer service and support we enjoy from the Velg Team.

R Bacchi - Onfit Training College

"Excellent Resource"

Just wanted to congratulate you on this initiative! Thanks again for providing this support to members…..this makes us want to keep being members!

Roger Millroy, Major Training Group

"Excellent"

Mitch Cleary was excellent. Confidence in her ability and knowledge of topic

L Collins - Sunraysia Institute of TAFE

"Great Networking"

Great networking Relevant to industry and all people present Informative and interactive

C Johnston - Selmar Institute of Education

"Comprehensive Coverage"

Comprehensive coverage of a most important issue.

S Good - AMES Australia

"Engaging"

Mitch was very engaging & honest. Used her words carefully and didn't present unrealistic expectations.

D Santamaria - College of Sound & Music Production

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The amendments to the Education Services for Overseas Students Act (ESOS), designating the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) as the ESOS agency for VET providers took effect on 1 July 2016.

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ASQA Releases Updated Fact Sheet

On 1 July 2016, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) implemented a revised policy regarding the publication of its regulatory decisions. Under the updated policy, information about decisions are now published shortly after they are made. ASQA has released an updated version of the Reconsideration of a Decision by ASQA Fact Sheet to support the revised policy.

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August Members Networking Breakfast

Join us this August for our Members Networking Breakfast! Kerri Buttery will present ‘Essential Elements of Training Product Reviews’. This event is exclusive to Velg Training Members and will be held on 4 August in Sydney, 16 August in Melbourne, and 18 August in Brisbane.

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Financial Services Sector IRC Proposed Structure Released

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has released the proposed structure for the Financial Services Sector Industry Reference Committee (IRC). AISC is seeking feedback on the proposed structure through 25 July.

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ASQA Training Provider Webcast Available

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has published the second portion of the Training Provider Briefing Sessions for 2016. Facilitated by David Garner, General Manager Regulatory Operations of ASQA, the webcast discusses what ASQA is doing to ensure the provision of high quality training within the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.

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USI Workshop Resources Available

Resources from the Unique Student Identifier (USI) Office’s 'Face-to-Face with the USI' Workshop are now available. During the months of May and June the USI Office ran a series of 16 interactive workshops, providing Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) with the opportunity to learn about the new USI System features.

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Industry Workforce Survey

SkillsIQ is conducting a national survey looking at workforce and skills issues to inform the future directions of skills development, including review of training packages. Results will be collated and provided to the relevant Industry Reference Committees (IRCs). The survey will be available to all relevant stakeholders until Friday July 29.

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ASQA Update

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) released its July update, summarising this year’s regulatory activities and announcing the commencement of the ASQA annual survey and the August release of the new asqanet web portal.

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New asqanet Coming August 2016

ASQA is currently finalising the development of its new asqanet web portal. Set to release in August, the portal will provide a number of enhanced and new services, with additional services being added throughout the year.

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Information for Students of Southern Edge Training

ASQA has published Information for Students of Southern Edge Training regarding the company’s voluntary liquidation and the application for students to obtain a copy of their student records.

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RTO Survey: Improving Student Participation and Success

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) is commissioning a national survey of Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) that aims to identify policies and practices that are most effective in improving student progress and outcomes, particularly in disadvantaged groups.

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Public Sector IRC Open for Public Comment

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has released the proposed structure for the Public Sector Industry Reference Committee (IRC). AISC is seeking feedback on the proposed structure through Monday 1 August 2016

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Nominations Open - Furnishing IRC

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) is now calling for nominations from industry stakeholders for membership of the Furnishing Industry Reference Committee (IRC). Nominations close COB Monday 8 August 2016.

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New Assistant Minister

Queensland Liberal Party of Australia (LNP) and Member of Parliament (MP) Karen Andrews has taken on the Vocational Education and Skills portfolio. Previously Assistant Minister for Science, Ms Andrews takes over from predecessor, Senator the Hon Scott Ryan.

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ASQA To Introduce Suite of Procedural Improvements

In efforts to move to risk-based and proportionate regulation, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is introducing a suite of procedural improvements relating to how it conducts audits and makes decisions. Improvements include earlier publication of regulatory decisions, changes to the decision-making and audit processes and the development of a new audit model.

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VET Student Handbook Template

Velg Training has designed a new VET Student Handbook Template to be used as a framework for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) to build upon and adapt to ensure all of the information needed by a student, and required by the Standards for RTOs 2015 is included in a comprehensive and easy to follow manner.

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ASQA and Victorian Government Strengthen Communication Protocols

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and the Victorian Government have strengthened communication protocols to assist in identifying poor quality training providers. The protocols will improve information sharing between the two levels of government, helping to establish processes, improve regulatory and administrative decision-making and establish joint working groups and taskforces.

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Updates to TAE10 Training and Education Training Package

The National Register of Vocational Education and Training (VET) has announced updates to the TAE10 Training and Education Training Package. The update includes changes to two qualifications and 16 units of competency. The updates are now reflected on training.gov.au.

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Labor Announces New Shadow Ministers

Opposition Leader the Hon Bill Shorten announced Labor’s new front bench, naming Kate Elllis the Shadow Minister for TAFE and Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Senator Doug Cameron as the Shadow Minister for Skills and Apprenticeships.

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