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Reading - The Seven Languages of Respect Share your experiences. When do you feel respected by your students? Is there something that you have implemented with your students … Read More about The Seven Languages of Respect for Teachers and Students
Communicating with influence is the way that you can have an effect on others that will sway their opinions and/or actions. Obviously, if you are a manager, this ability … Read More about BSBLDR513 Communicate with Influence
Customer service is a reflection, not only on the employee but also on management and the entire organisation. “Realise that your people will treat your customer the way they … Read More about BSBCUS501 Manage Quality Customer Service
Reading – Lessons for the Gullible Learner Share the strategies you have used to communicate and connect more effectively with your students. How have you used technology … Read More about Communication Strategies
Reading – The Persuasive Power of Narrative Share how you have used storytelling to link learning in your teaching practice. … Read More about Storytelling
Reading - Generation Z Share your experiences teaching Gen Z. What are their characteristics? What are some of the challenges? What strategies could be used to manage these … Read More about Teaching Generation Z
By Cyril Wood Over many years I have taught the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment in its various forms and for at least five different RTOs. During that time hundreds … Read More about TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment – Once you have it what do you do now? How to put yourself on the map.
by Sandy Welton The Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 is the legislative instrument that all RTOs must comply with. Clauses 1.9 to 1.11 of the … Read More about Validating Assessment Judgements
B51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management now replaces BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management. BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management has been deemed equivalent to … Read More about New Qualification – BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management
As the Director of a quality training organisation specialising in TAE and Leadership and Management, I am hearing almost daily from students who have been and are still being … Read More about Ethics in Vocational Education and Training
I would like to invite industry input into the Training and Assessment Strategy that we have developed for TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Your input and … Read More about INDUSTRY CONSULTATION AND ENGAGEMENT – TAE40116 CERTIFICATE IV IN TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT
I’m beginning to understand the challenges that face my TAE40116 students and it’s worth understanding these at the outset, so that when you start the course you know you are not … Read More about How does it feel to do the TAE course?
Following the April 2016 release of the updated TAE Training Package, the Education Industry Reference Committee (IRC) proposed that a review of the Training Package should occur … Read More about Review of TAE Training Package – Closing date for submissions is Tuesday 3 April
Team Teaching is sometimes called Collaborative Teaching or Cooperative Teaching and involves two or more educators working together to facilitate learning, deliver instruction … Read More about Challenges of Team Teaching
What is feedback? Feedback is any verbal or written response to a student’s work, to acknowledge the progress students are making to achieve their learning outcomes. Feedback … Read More about The Importance of Giving Student Feedback
Emotional intelligence (EQ) is a person’s ability to recognise and understand emotions and use that information to guide decision making. As a teacher of leadership and … Read More about Developing Emotional Intelligence Is Harder Than You Think
We all have a fuel tank with limited fuel: Every one of us has a fixed amount of energy to use each day. How we distribute this energy between the main components of our life (e.g. … Read More about Work Life Balance for Health & Well Being
I have been thinking about my four year old great niece who will be taking part in her pre-school nativity play next week. She found out last week, much to her disappointment, that … Read More about I Want To Be The Donkey
Let me say at the outset, I’m an “old school” trainer. I believe there’s nothing to beat face to face training in a group environment. However, modern times are making it more … Read More about On-line learning – The Ongoing Debate
I was travelling last week and heard the words of an old Crosby, Stills and Nash song that says “You who are on the road, must have a code that you can live by”. It was interesting … Read More about Do you have a code you live and work by?
In today’s world of technology more and more training and assessment is being delivered online or via distance delivery. In the classroom environment collaborative learning occurs … Read More about Why Student Collaboration is Important!
If you are an RTO approved to deliver the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, how are you meeting the practical requirements of this qualification? Please use this … Read More about How are RTO’s meeting the practical requirements for TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment?
Let me say at the outset, I’m an “old school” trainer. I believe there’s nothing to beat face to face training in a group environment. However, modern times are making it more … Read More about Online Learning – The Ongoing Debate
(This Blog relates to TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace) Apprenticeships and traineeships are designed with a mix of formal (external) training … Read More about Learning in the workplace
Staff from International Teacher Training Academy (Australia) will be available at the National VET Conference to be held in Sydney on 14 and 15 September at the International … Read More about ITTA – National VET Conference (Velg)
Are you proud of your Certificate IV in TAE? I wonder how many undertake the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and think of it as a teaching … Read More about TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment – The Ripple Effect
Many organisations promote a person from an operative position to a team leadership position. This is good because it shows that the organisation is prepared to offer their staff … Read More about The Problem with Promotions
This blog relates to the unit TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning from the course TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Can we really teach … Read More about “Trainers are born, not made”
The following blog relates to a unit out of the TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training and TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development. Training needs … Read More about Identifying organisational needs (TAETAS501 Undertake organisational training needs analysis – TAE50116 Diploma of VET)
There are four Principles of Assessment – Reliability, Fairness, Flexibility and Validity. In our previous Blogs we discussed the Principles of Reliability, … Read More about Principles of Assessment – Part 4 (Validity)
There are four Principles of Assessment – Reliability, Fairness, Flexibility and Validity. In our previous Blogs we discussed the Principles of Reliability and Fairness. Here we … Read More about Principles of Assessment – Part 3 (Flexibility)
There are four Principles of Assessment – Reliability, Fairness, Flexibility and Validity. In our previous Blog we discussed the Principle of Reliability. Here we discuss … Read More about Principles of Assessment – Part 2 (Fairness)
There are four Principles of Assessment – Reliability, Fairness, Flexibility and Validity. Here we discuss Reliability. This will be followed by additional Blogs which will … Read More about Principles of Assessment – Part 1 (Reliability)
This story is written with the one thing that I believe is the key that unlocks the door to great teaching and inspired learning – that key is passion. I would like to write … Read More about Three teachers who influenced my life forever
Malcom Knowles described adult learning as “a process of self-directed inquiry”. He conceptualised the characteristics of adult learners in 5 ways: A. Self-concept – as a person … Read More about How can we encourage adults to learn?
Description of the qualification This qualification reflects the roles of individuals delivering training and assessment services in the vocational education and training (VET) … Read More about TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Overview
What comes to your mind when you hear the word contextualisation? You may think about tailoring the information to suit specific needs which indicates flexibility. From a … Read More about TAEDES402 How Contextualisation Adds Meaning
Imagine you have to deliver a presentation to a group of people who are feeling slightly resentful that they are required to attend and that your allocated time slot is last thing … Read More about BSBCMM401A Make a Presentation
A manager needs to use as many methods as possible to involve the team in decision making and planning. Communication channels need to be kept open and flexible, so that the team … Read More about BSBWOR502 Lead and Manage Team Effectiveness
Every relationship can teach us something. By building positive relationships with others, we will be happier, more fulfilled, feel more supported, supportive, and … Read More about BSBLDR502 Lead and Manage Effective Workplace Relationships
TAE40116, TAE50116 and TAE50216 Strengthened requirements for delivery of training and assessment qualifications 11 APRIL 2016 The skills and knowledge of the VET workforce are … Read More about New requirements for delivery of training and assessment qualifications – TAE40116, TAE50116 and TAE50216
TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training and TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development The TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training has … Read More about TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training and TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development
TAE40116 Certificate IV Training and Assessment – Industry ConsultationThe TAE40116 Certificate IV Training and Assessment is not deemed equivalent to TAE40110 Certificate IV in … Read More about TAE40116 Certificate IV Training and Assessment – Industry Consultation
TAE40116 Certificate IV Training and Assessment TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes What are your thoughts about the following Performance Evidence for TAEASS401 … Read More about TAE40116 Certificate IV Training and Assessment
Teams who are empowered are more open to change! (BSBWOR502 Lead and Manage Team Effectiveness) Benefits of involving the team: Involving the team in decision making … Read More about Teams who are empowered are more open to change!
In his article “How Much Has Social Media Changed Society?” Gil Pizano states the following: “Social media allows individuals to gather and express themselves in a much more … Read More about Are literacy skills important when using Social Media?
Please share below your favourite book, website or any relevant resource for leaders wanting to develop their skills … Read More about Leadership Resources
The success of a meeting depends primarily on the skills of the Chair in managing the group dynamics and maintaining focus. This skill is something that comes with experience. List … Read More about What contributes to a successful meeting? (Manage Meetings BSBADM502)
What Is Emotional Intelligence? Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. It is generally said to include 3 … Read More about What Is Emotional Intelligence? – BSBLDR501 Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSB51915 DIPLOMA OF LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT The success of a meeting depends primarily on the skills of the Chair in managing the group dynamics and maintaining focus. This … Read More about BSBADM502 MANAGE MEETINGS – BSB51915 DIPLOMA OF LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
BSB51915 DIPLOMA OF LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT BSBWOR501 – Manage Personal Work Priorities and Professional Development Your team needs to see you as a positive role model – so … Read More about BSBWOR501 – Manage Personal Work Priorities and Professional Development
Where are the LLN tools to help teachers address the LLN needs of their learners? Many teachers are asking where can they access tools for the LLN skill development of their … Read More about LLN Tools
The new BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management was recently released as part of the BSB Business Services Training Package. This qualification is not deemed to be … Read More about BSB51915 DIPLOMA OF LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT – RESOURCE LIBRARY
As part of our quality training and assessment practices we value industry input to ensure that our training and assessment strategies reflect industry needs. As the BSB51915 … Read More about BSB51915 DIPLOMA OF LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT – INDUSTRY CONSULTATION
1. Negotiating the partnership Identify and set clear objectives for the partnership in line with each organisation’s strategic direction. Remember, goals are general … Read More about TAE Diplomas – TAE50111 and TAE50211 – TAEICR501A Work in Partnership with Industry, Enterprises and Community Groups
TAE50111 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training TAE50211 Diploma of Training Design and Development TAEPDD501A – Maintain and Enhance Professional Practice The only … Read More about TAEPDD501A – Maintain and Enhance Professional Practice
Bachelor of Business Administration – Credit granted: 8 units, of a total of 24 (33% of the course) Bachelor of Business – Credit granted: 8 units, of a total of 24 (33% of … Read More about BSB51107 DIPLOMA OF MANAGEMENT – PROVIDES CREDITS INTO THE FOLLOWING UNI COURSES AT SOUTHERN CROSS UNIVERSITY
I would like to share some feedback with you from a student who recently completed the dual TAE Diplomas, TAE50111 and TAE50211. I am very pleased to hear comments like this that … Read More about TAE Diploma feedback from student
Let’s talk about the word Diploma Dictionary meaning: 1. a document given by an educational institution conferring a degree on … Read More about Let’s talk about Words – Diploma
Feedback - do we seek it, what do we do when we get it? I was reflecting on element 3.1 and 3.2 for the Diploma of Vet unit - Maintain and Enhance Professional Practice. I … Read More about Peer feedback to enhance professional practice
Evaluation varies according to a range of factors. It is the learning itself which is being evaluated, i.e. outcomes are being measured in terms of achieving objectives. Ideally, … Read More about TAEDES505A Evaluate a training program
Research the learning resource requirements a) Design and develop resources to fit the context of the client environment. Consider the following: Culture Geographical … Read More about TAE Diploma -Design and Develop Learning Resources
Training must focus on productivity as this is where Australia’s competitiveness lies, as we want to retain our high wage-earning economy. Our service and manufacturing will only … Read More about TAE Diploma – Information on Designing and Developing Learning Strategies
Assessment is often identified as the critical component of a competency-based system. In competency-based training, assessment can be defined as follows: Assessment is the … Read More about TAEASS502B Design and Develop Assessment Tools
Education Minister Adrian Piccoli has just announced that trainee and student teachers will have to pass literacy and numeracy skills tests before they can begin teaching. Will the … Read More about New LLN testing policy for teachers announced
Various practitioners and policy makers have long emphasised the need for teachers and trainers to pursue continuous professional education and personal development activities. … Read More about Empowering Trainers with TAE40110: Knowing the Benefits
VET teachers are finding themselves at the forefront of the nation’s adult LLN problem and pondering the seemingly mountainous task looming before them. While there has been money … Read More about Share your LLN development strategies here
Should graduating teachers be required to undergo a literacy and numeracy test to ensure they meet the required standard? This question was posed in The Australian newspaper, Feb … Read More about LLN Testing for Graduating Teachers
As a VET teacher the advantages of completing LLN training are invaluable. The tools and information received are relevant and helpful immediately to apply in the classroom. It is … Read More about Benefits of LLN training for VET Teachers – why do VET teachers constantly seem to have to upgrade their teaching qualifications?
This Blog is for VET practitioners to network, pose questions around current Vocational Education and Training (VET) practices and participate in or lead, professional … Read More about TAE COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
As a teacher are you able to answer the following LLN questions relating to your students? 1. What is the existing level of LLN skills of each of my learners? 2. What is the … Read More about TAELLN401A Address Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy unit to become mandatory for all VET teachers
Read the article on the link below and feel free to air your thoughts about the need for higher entry levels for teacher … Read More about The need for reform of teacher training
In August 2012 the Federal Education Minister, Peter Garrett, said that Performance Reviews of Teachers were a "genuinely big and important reform". Read more and add your … Read More about Teachers to undergo performance reviews