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With your VET PD Series subscription, you have access to a range of additional special events - both replays of past events & also various future events from time to time.

 

The Next Step in your Digital Learning Delivery

Digital learning is constantly evolving. With new learning technologies and techniques always emerging and evolving, it can be hard for anyone involved in creating and delivering learning to keep up! Some current trends that shape up the EdTech industry at the moment are rather new - others are currently under the spotlight - and focus continues on proven tactics that will continue to lead to great results. You might have jumped quickly into digital learning recently. Or you might have been online for a while & its time for a refresh.

The future of effective digital learning and its precise role in the education sector, workforce upskilling & individuals' lifelong learning seems to remain an ongoing debate. But is the debate being impacted by a misunderstanding of terms being used? Or a failure to recognise our current reality?

vetr Community Advisor Phill Bevan  explores 6 steps for developing & implementing a robust digital learning strategy for your organisation - moving from old or interim responses to an effective future -focused approach for digital services delivery. As digital learning has been mooted to have - or will - completely change the landscape of how we support skills development, we helicopter some of the latest around the power of digital in driving engagement, learning and performance.

  Where is "digital" positioned in 2020?

  Overview of digital learning in current approaches, including e-learning, online & blended modes

  Key challenges for educators, youth & the current workforce 

  Robust digital learning strategy for your organisation

    50 minutes in duration

    What participants say:
    Strategic set of measures RTO's ought to consider

    Consideration towards best practices
    Think you guys have nailed it
    Extremely relevant for my professional development
    Fantastic session
    Concise & useful information session

     

    Documenting your Annual PD Plan

    Plan out your engagement in powerful, reflective PD! 

    A Professional Development Plan is a valuable document that establishes both your career development goals & a strategy for meeting them. 

    In vetr PD surveys, 45% of vetr education & training community respondents still note that they do not have a documented PD Plan in place - despite this being an expectation under numerous professional standards, not to mention just good practice! Explore your professional learning needs for the coming year with a key focus on relevance, planning, engaging activities with a timely, cost-effective approach!

      Identifying PD needs

      Considering strengths & focus areas

      Setting key development goals 

      Determining priorities & an effective implementation approach

      Documenting your Annual PD plan
         With our vetr Review & PD Planning Tool included!

    40 minutes in duration

    What participants say:
    Engaging, knowledgeable, presenter
    PD planning from a holistic point of view
    Access to a template for the PD tracking
    Very informative & great template
    Loved it all :)
    It was all relevant

     

    Risk Assessment - COVIDSafe

    Consider your business risk in operating during the pandemic. COVID‑19 will be with us for some time, so it’s important that your organisation has a plan - and continues to plan - to keep your workplace healthy, safe and virus-free. The first step in your COVIDSafe Plan is to complete a risk assessment to understand how your business risks have changed because of COVID‑19 & make a plan to manage them.

    It’s critical your business completes a risk assessment and follows guidance from Safe Work Australia. Safe Work Australia’s risk assessment guidance will help you identify how your business needs to prepare. The vetr team, working with boutique consultancy forestecwhs, in this session outlined the key considerations for undertaking a risk assessment associated with COVID-19.

      Latest COVID-19 guidance

      Steps in undertaking the required risk assessment for your business

      Keeping workers safe & limiting potential workplace spread 

      COVID-19 Risk Register Template

      Available tools & resources

      55 minutes in duration

      What participants say:
      Relevant & reliable information presented well!
      Just in time & relevant information
      Great information in context for RTO's - what to think about, what might be the risks etc
      Direction as to how to make our risk assessment robust and meaningful
      Getting to know where the resources are. Very current information shared
      Very informative. Great community
      Presentation style is relaxed and informative. He makes it feel like I'm part of the conversation, not being talked at
      Enjoyed the presentation. many thanks
      Extremely relevant & I am totally impressed at how prompt vetr has been this information with the beginning of having students again. I thank you

       

      Preparing your COVIDSafe Plan

      COVID‑19 will be with us for some time, so it’s important that your organisation has a plan - and continues to plan - to keep your workplace healthy, safe and virus-free. 

      All Australian Governments have agreed to a set of National COVID-19 Safe Work Principles to guide us and ensure that our workplaces are healthy and safe.

      The vetr team, working with boutique consultancy forestecwhs, walked through the government's new COVIDSafe Planning Tool. Focusing specifically for education institutions, we aim for a clear idea about what you will do to keep people safe, how to get your business back up and running and how you might further adapt your operating model.

        COVID-19 Update

        National COVID-19 safe workplace principles

        Latest from the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission (NCCC)

        COVIDSafe Planning Tool

        Links to the assistance available 

        55 minutes in duration

        What participants say:
        Truthfully very thorough.
        Good advice on where to find information
        Lots of current and accurate information. Dynamic presenter
        Phill is always very informative and provides the information in easy to understand language
        Up to date info & pointing to relevant government documents
        Excellent
        Very clear and direct delivery, thank you!
        Presenter was knowledgeable and spoke clearly and was easy to follow
        Thank you - excellent
        Great ideas for the COVIDSafe plan
        Well done team

         

        Digital Usage Trends with Year13

        Gen Z’s media consumption habits have had a drastic shift away from traditional media to online. Are you keeping up?

        Young people have always been at the forefront of the burgeoning social movements of their time, but now with new technology being developed every minute – and the trends that come with them – the divide has grown larger. 

        vetr Community Advisor Phill Bevan in a Q&A session Digital Learning Day 2020 with Year13 Co-founder & YouthSense CEO Will Stubley exploring an understanding of how young people (aged 15-24) are now consuming media across a variety of platforms, what they're looking for in terms of careers & how these insights can assist you to break through the noise to communicate & engage effectively with Gen Z.

          Gen Zs online & offline media consumption habits

          How young people are spending their time online

          2020 Youth engagement trends

          #1 thing Gen Z want from their future careers

          Key tips for engaging today's youth in meaningful ways

          Overview of the 2020 Youth Engagement Summit 

        45 minutes in duration

        What participants say:

        Fresh research presented in a very engaging way
        Learning new insights from the research data presented
        Great insight into working with young people
        Wow guys I was interested in this topic but the discussion & research stats were surprising & really useful to know - we should be talking a lot more about this
        Thank you so much for putting this event on this has really got discussion going in our team on what we are (not) doing well
        Excellent presentation

         

        Why Digital isn't Online (& Why you should care)

        e-learning, Online, Digital - isn't it all the same?

        The future of effective digital learning and its precise role in the education sector, workforce upskilling & individuals' lifelong learning seems to remain an ongoing debate. But is the debate being impacted by a misunderstanding of terms being used? Or a failure to recognise our current reality?

        Join vetr Community Advisor Phill Bevan  opening Digital Learning Day 2020 in style, exploring the latest industry stats, debates, research findings & general 'scuttlebutt' as the "people capability industry" (read education & corporate L&D) continues to lurch through our digital present.

        As digital learning has been mooted to have - or will - completely change the landscape of how we support skills development, we'll helicopter some of the latest around the power of digital in driving engagement, learning and performance.

          Where is "digital" positioned in 2020?

          Overview of digital learning in current approaches, including e-learning, online & blended modes

          Latest industry stats, debates, research findings 

          Key digital learning trends relevant to education & corporate L&D

          Key challenges for educators, youth & the current workforce 

        45 minutes in duration

        What participants say:

        Informative, on-track, dealing with key current & future issues
        Really resonated that smaller personal talks digitally will work with students
        Enjoyed the discussion around how the use of digital tools needs to be effective, not just because we can
        Loved it!
        Great presentation! 

         

        Effective Complaints Handling

        vetr Community Advisor Phill Bevan is joined by special guests Emma Marks, Assistant General Manager, Regulatory Operations, ASQA and Bronwen Griffiths, Manager, Intelligence Team, ASQA in this panel Q&A session looking at the area of best practice student complaints management.

        We look at what is considered a complaint, common complaints and the key pitfalls as providers approach supporting students. Implementing effective complaints handling practices with a best practice approach will be covered, as will ASQA's approach when it receives complaints regarding VET providers.

        We also include a handy Student Information takeaway your provioder can use in supporting awareness of processes and student complaints management.

          Complaints handling requirements of the Standards for RTOs 2015 

          Common types of student complaints

          Best practice approaches to complaints handling by providers

          ASQA's approach when receiving student complaints

          Student Information Takeaway

        60 minutes in duration

        What participants say:
        Good recapping of policy in a practical roll out
        All parts of the event were outstanding
        The presenters were very present & animated in the discussion
        Easy to follow and engaging
        Tips to avoid complaints being made in the first place, particularly during COVID-19 outbreak
        Excellent presentation
        Very informative

         

        Digital Course Building

        An overview of course building tools including tips & tricks to get started with digital fast - Get your course building & launch kick started!

        A detailed 'how-to' digital video replay covering how to design & curate courses for delivery to your own students. This replay event looks in detail at course design & content loading approaches, including tips & tricks to get your existing resource content into a digital format fast for immediate use with students, with a next generation digtial learning environment (LMS).

        While the vetr portal is used as an example platform, the concepts & tips covered relate across digital solutions.

        Setup and get students into your first course with as little as several hours of preparation!

          Getting started with course building

          Using course templates & courses 

          Creating a course

          Using images & key tips

          Adding topics & pages - using & loading existing learning resources including powerpoint presentations, learner guides & assessment packs

          Easy video - curating & freemium tools 

        90 minutes in duration

        What participants say:
        Well structured & informative session
        Another great presentation
        Overall, great presentation & very informative
        Creating interactive lessons & inserting videos onto Power Point Presentations
        Outstanding presentation at this webinar
        Excellent presentation. Keep up the good work 
        Well presented, the ideas were great
        Information was very well explained. Thank you

         

        Upskilling in the Digital Age

        Where is Workforce 2030 heading? Everyone should be able to live, learn, work and participate in the digital world. 

        Our jobs are changing, and fast. Many roles are disappearing altogether, while new ones are springing up. The discrepancy between the skills people have and those needed for jobs in the digital world is one of the most critical problems of our time. Australian business leaders know that the skills required for their workforces are changing dramatically, but are they doing enough to equip their people for the future of work?

        vetr Community Advisor Phill Bevan in a Q&A session with PwC Australia's Alex Dore exploring the competing forces shaping the 2030 workforce & some of the findings from the 23rd Annual Global 2020 CEO Survey. Consider a six-step roadmap for strategically upskilling, and hear about PwC's US $3bn global commitment to upskilling - invested in training, and in technologies for supporting clients and communities. 

          Workforce 2030 forecast

          Key upskilling trends & views of Australian business leaders

          PwC's global $3 billion upskilling initiative 

          Steps companies should be taking to address the skills challenge with a six-step roadmap for strategically upskilling

        60 minutes in duration

        What participants say:
        Hearing about fantastic initiatives by progressive organisations and how these can be embedded into our own organisations

        It was great to hear about some of the exciting initiatives coming through PwC
        Very exciting things being discussed

        Love the discussion of practical application of all these terms
        Excellent topic, host, presenter and learning topics we can use and implement

         

        Digital Tools for Learner Engagement

        This #DLDay 2020 event with Special Guest Kerri Buttery, MD of VETNexus, explores digital tools you can use in your flipped training so that students will be engaged. These range from tools that the students will directly interact with (in face-to-face sessions or online learning) as well as behind the scenes tools that the trainer can use to enhance their development process.

        Want something you can use in your flipped training that students will be engaged with that doesn’t take too much time or effort to create? It is all about the tools in your trainer toolbox and these are changing constantly!

          Explore a range of digital tools for trainers

          Create interactive content for your learners without needing to know code

          Screen reading technology to improve accessibility

          Creating apps without technical know-how

          Create your own instructional videos or have students create videos to demonstrate knowledge or skills

        60 minutes in duration

        What participants say:
        It has saved me so much time investigating these tools for myself

        Discovering tools I hadn't even heard of that I started using immediately!
        Great great job 
        I have to find time to explore these tools more
        Great job with the webinar!
        Keep up the great work!

         

        AVETMISS Implementation for VET Providers - 2020 Update

        This 2019 event has vetr Community Advisor Phill Bevan and RTO Consulting's Angela McGregor in a jointly presented session covering implementation support & key tips for 2020 RTO administration activities.

        VET Providers must comply with a range of new & amended requirements in records & data collection in recent years, with a number of changes in 2018, 2019 and 2020. These requirements may impact VET Provider operational and records teams, including a range of forms and processes in use.  

          Overview of AVETMISS amendments in recent years

          Key items to be implemented for 2020, with a review of common items that RTOs may have missed in previous years

          Amended requirements in the 2020 Victorian VET Student Statistical Collection Guidelines

          Key tips & tricks for the end of year & start of year activities your RTO should consider

        60 minutes in duration

        What participants say:
        Thought it was extremely helpful
        AVETMISS really simplified - was good to review what has already been implemented
        Provided the information I needed
        Very interesting & well presented
        Great presentation. Very practical
        Very informative
        All great
        Very clear and concise

         

        Successful LMS Implementations @Schlearning

        This 2019 event has vetr Community Advisor Phill Bevan as a Special Guest on The Daily BSchlenker live show, with Mr Brent Schlenker streaming from Arizona, USA.

        The session explores top tips & approaches to making sure any LMS implementation is a success!

        Whether you're about to install a new LMS or wanting to get the most from your current solution, this show replay not to be missed!

          vetr's big news - GOLD at LearnX 2019!

          What makes a successful LMS implementation?

          Key tips & considerations

          The fine detail - Adoption Plan, resourcing, comms & training!

        50 minutes in duration

         

        VET Review - Exploring the Strengthening Skills Report

        In this panel session, Special Guests Kerri Buttery (Director, VETNexus), Michelle Charlton (VET PD Group) and Phill Bevan (vetr Community Advisor) provide entertaining insights on the six key report themes and initiatives.

        The review was led by the Honourable Steven Joyce, a former New Zealand Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, with the final report 'Strengthening Skills: Expert Review of Australia’s Vocational Education and Training System' released in April 2019.

          Background to the VET Review

          'Six point plan' key themes

          Expert commentary on the key & topical recommendations (from the 71 total) & potential education sector impacts

          Initiatives announced in the Federal Budget addressing some report recommendations

          Commentary on 'what the report missed' - major themes still to be effectively considered

        60 minutes in duration

         

        Continuous Learning & Content Curation - with Anders Pink!

        vetr welcomed Special Guest, Anders Pink CEO Stephen Walsh direct from the UK, in this presentation to explore how to use curation to stay up to date on the latest trends and insights, automate your daily PD and drive a continuous learning approach in your courses.

        Shortlisted as one of the most Innovative Learning Products in 2018 in the UK Learning Technologies Awards, Anders Pink supports you to easily find, curate & share the latest content on any topic for you, your team and your students.

          Why continuous learning & content curation matter for learning 

          Driving learning on a daily basis

          Automating content curation using the Anders Pink tool

          Example live feeds on high interest topics for your courses

          Embedding continuous learning in your courses & channels – LMS, Slack & more

          Tips for implementing a continuous learning approach

        60 minutes in duration

        What participants say:
        Wow! having "gone down the rabbit hole" in manually browsing for videos and articles for my students I'm quite blown away by the possibilities this webinar has opened up for me.

        Resources & links provided were appropriate & useful.
        Great tips & booklet! Also, I love that it's a free service!
        Great resource for CPD, thank you.
        Overall the event was very interesting.

         

        Video's where its at!

        vetr welcomed Special Guest, Mr Brent Schlenker, Co-Founder of the US Training, Learning & Development Community (TLDC) live from Arizona in this #DLDay 2019 event exploring why video is a key approach for design in any learning context.

        The phenomenal growth of video in learning has opened up a world of potential to education and L&D professionals. Many organisations are now transforming their content, while others explore various ways to support implementation.

          What's going on in video for learning?

          Overview of the benefits in using video

          What about live? Key tips & considerations

          Forget the studio - how simply can we get started - what Apps & tech do we need?

        50 minutes in duration

        What participants say:
        Some great tips provided for tools to use
        Great to be reminded that video's simple and just takes practice... and that even experienced people get worried about producing a good video!
        Fantastic to learn about google slides and real time talk to text and gifs for situations where students are in areas with limited bandwidth.
        Informative and engaging. Thanks for another great session
        Great stuff, Thankyou!

         

        What does the 2019 Federal Budget mean for the education sector?

        Lead by one of our Community Advisors  Phill Bevan, this presentation provides an overview of the current Federal Budget arrangements, providing insights on key themes and initiatives with a particular focus on the post-school education area.

        Explore what's happening with overall government education spending and new VET announcements including new government organisations to be formed, refreshed and simplified apprenticeships incentives programmes and the budget measures related to education sector regulators.

          Recent history of budget measures across the education sector

          Budget Overview 2019/20

          Education sector overview & key statistics

          Key initiatives announced in the budget & potential education sector impacts

          40 minutes in duration

        What participants say:
        Strong explanation of all ideas
        Gathering an insight into how this budget will deliver for RTO's - or not!!
        Thank you, very informative

         

        Digital learning trends landing right now!

        This #DLDay 2019 event with Special Guest Mr Graham Glass, CEO of CYPHER LEARNING from San Francisco USA, explores six key digital learning trends that are reshaping the education landscape.

        With new learning technologies and techniques always emerging and evolving, it can be hard for anyone involved in creating and delivering learning to keep up! Some current trends that shape up the EdTech industry at the moment are rather new - others are currently under the spotlight - and focus continues on proven tactics that will continue to lead to great results.

          How are adaptive learning solutions supporting the personalisation of a learner's journey?

          Mobile, Video, Micro-Learning - the latest insights

          Gamification evolving & growing?

          What's going on with Competency Based Learning globally?

        40 minutes in duration

        What participants say:
        Great presentation by Graham Glass. Loved the interactivity with the host

        The session was very relevant to the Australian context which was very refreshing!
        Particularly enjoyed the conversation around competency based learning & the example of the Knowledge Schools in Sweden
        The presenter and host were both very passionate & easy to listen to
        Enjoyed every moment. Thank you

         

        The Future of Work 2025

        This #DLDay 2019 event with Special Guest Dr Marcus Bowles, Chair of the Institute for Working Futures, explores what we know about the workforce needs in 2025, what roles & skills we'll need and what this means for education institutions today!

        The world of working and learning is changing rapidly. In many industries and countries, the most in-demand occupations or specialties did not exist 10 or even 5 years ago, and the pace of change is set to accelerate.

          The forecast for Work in 2025 - expected Australian labour market impacts.

          Four key 'future work' myths.

          Core capabilities, resilient roles & the skills we'll need.

          Impacts on the education sector - what is the future role of formal education, credentials and other approaches?

        40 minutes in duration

        What participants say:
        All great stats and up to date info. Superb!

        Knowledgeable and informative presenter
        Valuable advice about the future of education and training. Look forward to reviewing the report!
        Would love more on this topic
        Fantastic session. Thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt a great deal

         

        Our digital future is now!

        This #DLDay 2018 event, lead by one of our Community Advisors  Phill Bevan, looks at how the world of working & learning is changing, how digital is impacting us & what learning impacts education providers should be considering for the coming decade.

        In many industries and countries, the most in-demand occupations or specialties did not exist 10 or even five years ago,and the pace of change is set to accelerate.

        The accelerating pace of technological, demographic and socio-economic disruption is transforming industries and business models—and, as a result, changing the skills that employers need and shortening the shelf life of employees’ existing skill sets in the process. 

          Current digital trends. 

          Future skills, future work.

          Key focus & challenges for learning, L&D teams & organisations.

          Future trends just on the horizon.

           60 minutes in duration

        What participants say:
        Some interesting & unexpected stats on digital usage
        Some great information shared & some food for thought indeed!
        I really enjoyed the analogies drawn so that I could relate the information to the current status of the work environment in Australia
        Relevance of the topic today with younger, tech savvy students wanting digital learning rather than traditional methods
        Well presented & very informative webinar
        This was so interesting and engaging. Thanks.

         

        Using NEO / MATRIX LMS as your digital learning solution

        McGraw Hill Education's recent Digital Study Trends Survey found that 94% of students say digital technology helps them retain new concepts & 53% of adult students prefer studies using digital tools!

        Explore the award winning NEO / MATRIX LMS digital learning environment & how it can be used to design & curate courses for delivery to your own participants.

        This presentation provides an overview of the technology & covers demonstration of key modern digital learning environment features for both students and trainers in communication, engagement, gamification, automation & online assessments.

        See first hand key digital learning trends and features that you should consider when looking at any modern digital learning environment!

          Overview of the NEO / MATRIX solution

          Student view - key features, communication & engagement

          Courses - features, topics, assessments

          Trainer view - student tracking, assessments, results

          Getting started with course building

          Features we love!

          What about automation, gamification, social? 

          50 minutes in duration

        What participants say:
        Wow, very good presentation and a product we will be looking into further   
        Excellent presentation on how a digital learning environment works
        Real time example combined with presenters knowledge = powerful combination   
        Have been to many LMS presentations over the past 12 months, and this one takes top spot
        Great to see that this is a very powerful LMS platform   
        Very thorough exploration of both student and trainer views
        Clear, concise explanations & demonstrations delivered by knowledgeable/experienced host