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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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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

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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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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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 …

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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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Circulus Education Disrupts The Australian RTO Market with All-in-One Learning Management System

Kim Huynh Press Release, Vocational Education 0 Comments

Melbourne, VIC – Circulus Education today announced the official release of CirculateRTO, their highly anticipated all-in-one learning management system (LMS) that is built specifically for the vocational education and training (VET) market in Australia.   The Circulate LMS is intended to enable Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and other VET organisations to improve their teaching and operational efficiency significantly, reducing human …

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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 …

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From Chaos to Clarity: Vocational Education Training in a Changing World

Amy Education, Flipped Learning, Vocational Education 0 Comments

Technology, Content and eReadiness in VET Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Australia has experienced forces of change driven largely by economic forces and emerging technologies. The changes require a review of competencies to meet shifting needs of the workforce and are reflected in the VET National Training Network, the National VET e-Learning strategy and the IBSA Vet Capability Framework. …