flipped learning

PART I: Are you ready to Introduce Flipped Learning into your RTO?

Amy Education, Flipped Learning 0 Comments

Here is a simple, but comprehensive three-part series Health Check for RTO and VET Practitioners who are interested in flipping their practice.  It is essential when implementing this learning strategy to benchmark your RTO against best practice.   What is Flipped Learning? We at Circulus Education often get asked what the definition of “flipped learning” is. To be clear on …

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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.

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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 & …

Vet Fee Help

Are you ready for the changes to VET FEE HELP?

Amy Uncategorized 0 Comments

The Australian Government is introducing a range of reforms to improve the quality of the VET industry, to protect vulnerable students and taxpayers, and the reputation of Australia’s high quality VET system, from the small number of unethical training providers. The Government has also announced changes to the VET FEE-HELP student loan scheme, which provides VET students with loans to …

blended learning

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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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

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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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Recap: 2015 VET Industry Drinks (Melbourne) March 16

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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 …

online learning

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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Event: 2015 VET Industry Drinks (Melbourne Session)

Kim Huynh Education, Vocational Education 0 Comments

Are you prepared to make 2015 the year that really counts? In the midst of current changes, doubts, and challenges in the vocational education and training (VET) space, organisations with a strong focus on quality student outcomes will be the ones most likely to succeed. Join us for a night of good conversations over drinks and delicious canapes, catch up …

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Are “Non Value Adding Tasks” Killing Your RTO’s Growth?

Kim Huynh Education, Vocational Education 0 Comments

By Patricia Browne and Caroline Brock Keeping Up With Constant Changes in The VET Sector As many of us have experienced and know very well by now, the vocational education and training (VET) sector in Australia is an ever-changing landscape especially in recent times. The only one constant VET practitioners seem to know is “change”! Most of these changes have …

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Getting Around The Barriers: Five Steps to Success

Kirra Smeaton Education, Flipped Learning, Vocational Education 0 Comments

The education industry is a wonderful place to be in. Those that love it, truly enjoy training, teaching, mentoring and learning. They enjoy helping people develop new skills, generate awesome learner outcomes, and they have a passion for learning and development in general. The industry is rife with many challenges however. Since the start of the year, I have had …

The Concept of “Homework” in Vocational Education

Kirra Smeaton Education, Flipped Learning, Vocational Education 0 Comments

The very thought of the word ‘homework’ makes most people cringe. It conjures up images of people of all ages burdened with piles of work that they must carry home and complete or face the consequences! But this word, that has followed me since my school days, is here to stay. Or is it? We still have homework in schools …