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Victorian Back to Work program

Amy Education, Uncategorized, Vocational Education 0 Comments

As of November 1st 2015, the Victorian Government opened the eligibility guidelines for the Back to Work program to include apprenticeships and traineeships. The Victorian Government has allocated $100m to be expended by 1st March 2017 of which less than 10% has been accessed to date. From our perspective, this means that it has allowed companies to employ new workers …

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Top Trainer Tips to Drive Online Engagement

Amy Education, K12 Education, Vocational Education 0 Comments

The trainer’s role is critical to learning, whether in the face-to-face classroom or online. It is well known that trainer-to-student, and student-to-student (social presence) interactions are a critical component of learning. They are also an important factor in learner satisfaction, which results in learning effectiveness, higher retention and completion rates.   To drive engagements and retention of student, the following …

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Recap: VET Industry Drinks – Student Engagement & Compliance in Online Learning.

Amy Events, Flipped Learning, Vocational Education 0 Comments

Circulus Education, in partnership with RTO Intelligence, kicked off 2016 with the first Industry Drinks Event of the year – held on Thursday the 18th of February in Melbourne. We often get asked countless questions around improving the student experience in online learning, so we decided to answer all your questions – by revealing the secrets to Student Engagement & …

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Why AVETMISS is essential to your RTO

Amy Education, Vocational Education 0 Comments

    Most of us in VET land probably don’t give too much thought to AVETMISS data because it isn’t something that we all deal with day in and day out.  But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t! AVETMISS is the standard by which all RTOs need to make sure their data collection complies. In simple terms, the data that goes …

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5 Ingredients for Blended Learning Success

Amy Education, Flipped Learning, Vocational Education 0 Comments

    As we know, the VET landscape is an ever-evolving one, as is the technology landscape. This makes it hard for RTOs to keep up with the changes. It is frustrating, time consuming and at times, exhausting. But this is our current situation, and as a VET community, we need to learn to review, adapt and improve our course …

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Transforming Your Organisation: 3 Lessons From Running

Amy Education, Flipped Learning, Project Management, Vocational Education 0 Comments

Over the last year we’ve had the pleasure of working with many reputable Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) to “go live”. It may be that the RTO needs a new learning management system that works on all devices. Or they need to implement a specific blended learning model. Or a new digital delivery strategy. Or streamlining the internal workflows and eliminating …

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Recap: Sharing RTO Best Practices 7th Aug

Amy Education, Events, Vocational Education 0 Comments

There is nothing we love more than spending quality time with RTOs and sharing our industry knowledge. Which is exactly what we did with the latest installation in our series of 2015 VET Industry Drinks last Friday, hosting in collaboration with our dear friends from aXcelerate. We wanted to push everyone a bit outside of their comfort zone and the …

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5 Reasons Why You Need a Business Mentor

Kim Huynh Client Relations, Education, Uncategorized, Vocational Education 0 Comments

“Small business, you can give them capital, but what they often need as much is mentoring, advice, and help with their business plan.” – Karen Mills It is easy to feel overwhelmed in today’s competitive landscape. We’ve found that among other things, having a great mentor can give managers the edge that sets them apart from their peers and the …

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Making Blended Learning Work in VET

Kim Huynh Flipped Learning, Vocational Education 0 Comments

In recent years, we have seen more and more Australian Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) evolving their teaching by incorporating blended and online delivery modes. Blended learning, hybrid education, flipped learning, digitally-led teaching,.. whatever you choose to call it, the new wave of digital evolution is making clear headway, as RTOs realise the benefits that this has brought them. A few …

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Recap: A Compliance Guide to Marketing in VET (Melbourne) May 25

Kim Huynh Education, Press Release, Vocational Education 0 Comments

The next installation in our series of 2015 VET Industry Drinks was held this Monday in Melbourne, in collaboration with Fairfax Media. This time, we decided to take a look at marketing and advertising in VET – how can RTOs ensure that their practice is compliant, effective, and best in class? This is quite an interesting topic that has not …

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Event: A Compliance Guide to Marketing in VET (Industry Drinks)

Kim Huynh Education, Vocational Education 0 Comments

The new ASQA Standards have come into affect as of April 2015, with a strong and more descriptive focus on acceptable marketing practices for RTOs, as ASQA have reported a significant number of complaints regarding inaccurate or misleading information. More than ever, RTOs need to keep their marketing and advertising practices compliant or face massive fines.  Additionally, on Tuesday 21st …

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New Model for VET Training Development Announced

Kim Huynh Education, Press Release, Vocational Education 0 Comments

A new model for training product development was announced earlier this week, passing the responsibility of developing training packages from Industry Skills Councils to Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) supported by Skills Service Organisations (SSO). This is aimed to guide the delivery of vocational education and training (VET) to ensure that training responds to rapid changes of industry demands and producing …

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Colourful Classrooms – How To Shift Grey Matter [Part 1]

Kim Huynh Education, K12 Education, Vocational Education 0 Comments

“Differentiate”… “be inclusive” … “ensure all learners are engaged in the classroom”. These are some of the most common chants we often hear from those with a stake in the education field. By that, I mean politicians, businesses, educational leaders, parents, students, and even our wider community. So by that, you see, I mean everyone. That’s right, we have long …

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Blended E-learning: The Future of Australian Education?

Kim Huynh Education, K12 Education, Vocational Education 0 Comments

Recently, debates concerning teaching have centred on two key questions – what and how. While these fundamental questions have been prominent throughout educational discussion for decades, the fast-paced growth of technology has widened debates beyond what we teach to how we teach. Are We Equipping Our Students To Be Future-Proof? Expanding opportunities for technology to aid learning run parallel to …

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Recap: 2015 VET Industry Drinks (Melbourne) March 16

Kim Huynh Education, Press Release, Vocational Education 0 Comments

On Monday this week, Circulus Education had the privilege to host the Melbourne session of the 2015 VET Industry Drinks with our amazing partners – RTO Logic and Cengage Learning Australia. The atmosphere was electric and the air was thick with excitement. Conscious of wanting to ensure a quality time for all attendees, we had put a limit on registration …

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Top 6 Questions To Ask Before Offering Online Training Courses

Kim Huynh Education, Vocational Education 0 Comments

What Do The Experts Ask? Technology and Online Learning Over the past twenty or so years, the demands for upskilling and increased qualifications have ensured the growth of vocational education and training organisations, and empowered by technology advances, the trend for online training was born. According to ASQA, there are presently 5000 Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) operating throughout Australia, many …

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RTOs of the Near Future – Part 1

Kim Huynh Education, Vocational Education 0 Comments

I’ve been working in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector for more than 14 years in a Director role, and more recently, for the last 10 years as the CEO at Education Institute – an RTO specialising in employee training and organisational development. While I am definitely still in love with our VET industry, I also fear that many …

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Can Technology Make The Process Of Education Faster?

Kim Huynh Education, K12 Education, Vocational Education 0 Comments

I vividly remember picking up our first microwave oven with my dad. I must have been 5 years old. Instantly, cooking food became quicker and easier. I was born in a time when technology was just starting to influence the way we lived our lives. I remember the first drive-through McDonald’s. In an instant, you could have your meal delivered …

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10 Things to Consider When Choosing An LMS [Infographic]

Kim Huynh Education, Vocational Education 0 Comments

DOWNLOAD THE 10-QUESTIONS GUIDE TO CHOOSE YOUR LMS – CLICK HERE As the fusion of education and technology proliferates, VET organisations these days have access to a growing range of eLearning systems. With such a wide array to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you? If you are not from the educational technology field, doing …