Staying Ahead of the Game: Essential VET Professional Development Opportunities in 2023
The Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector in Australia is constantly evolving, with new regulations, technologies, and practices being introduced regularly.
To remain competitive and offer the best possible education to students, Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and their staff must stay up to date with these changes and advancements. Ongoing RTO staff training and VET professional development workshops are essential to meet the
demands of the rapidly evolving VET landscape and ensure a high-quality educational experience for students.
The current VET environment focuses on delivering quality education and improving student outcomes, leading to increased regulatory scrutiny, with RTOs expected to meet strict standards and operating guidelines.
RTOs must also stay ahead of the curve regarding technological advancements and digital tools to enhance the student experience. With regular RTO professional development workshops, organisations can meet these expectations and face challenges in delivering quality education to their students.
Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the use of digital technologies in education and created a new set of challenges for RTOs to overcome. The shift to online learning has heightened the need for RTO staff to have the skills and knowledge to implement and manage these digital tools effectively.
Train to Gain: Investing in Employee Growth for Business Advantage
Employee training is crucial to creating a competent workforce to help achieve your business objectives. However, more than a one-time training session is required to guarantee long-term success and growth.
A well-trained and motivated workforce is a valuable asset that can help you maintain a competitive edge in the market. By providing employees with the necessary skills and knowledge, not only for the present but also for the future, you can ensure their ongoing VET professional development and success.
Therefore, investing in RTO professional development programs is essential to cultivate a technologically savvy and motivated workforce. This will not only help employees stay up to date with the latest industry advancements but also ensure that they continue contributing to your business’s growth and success.
With the ever-changing VET landscape, skillsets and competencies required in the workforce are also evolving. With the advent of technology and globalisation, the demand for skilled workers is increasing, and the need for quality VET professional development workshops is more critical than ever.
To meet these demands, RTOs must ensure that their staff are equipped with the latest knowledge and skills. This includes traditional skills such as teaching and assessment and digital skills like online learning and e-assessment. As technology plays an increasingly significant role in the VET sector, staff must adapt and proficiently use technology in their day-to-day operations.
The VET sector is becoming increasingly diverse, and RTOs must ensure that their teams are equipped to provide inclusive education and training to students from diverse backgrounds.
Must-Have VET Professional Development Trainings for 2023
Here are vital trainings that your RTO staff can take advantage of:
1. VET Policy and Compliance Summit 2023, 2-3 March 2023, Sydney
The VET Policy and Compliance Summit 2023, dubbed “Focussing on Continuous Improvement,” is set on 2 and 3 March 2023 at the Rydges World Square Hotel in Sydney, New South Wales.
The VET Policy and Compliance Summit is Australia’s largest VET compliance event that provides you with the rare opportunity to engage with policymakers, VET leaders, and regulators.
Participate in diverse VET professional development workshops and keynote presentations to boost your RTO’s knowledge, skills, solutions, and tools to efficiently manage your RTO while meeting compliance requirements and quality standards.
Eleven reputable VET leaders with a wealth of industry knowledge, experience, and expertise, will deliver inspirational sessions to help your compliance management and achieve sustainable growth. Tickets are pegged at $450 and $1,350. Register here.
2. ITEC23 Conference, 7-9 June 2023, Gold Coast
This year’s ITEC 23 Conference is slated to be held from 7 to 9 June 2023 at the Sofitel Broadbeach, Gold Coast with the theme: Collaboration Diving Excellence – The Business of Independent Tertiary Education. The three-day conference, presented by the Independent Tertiary Council Australia (ITECA), presents a chance for product and service suppliers to deepen existing connections and create new ones with top executives in independent skills training, higher education, and international education.
With various thrilling exhibitions and sponsorship options, the conference provides a chance to network with attendees and highlight your brand.
The event is an appealing investment opportunity for top providers who want to demonstrate their dedication to the higher education and vocational training industries.
It also aims to equip participants with relevant information about how collaboration drives excellence. It underscores the importance of the collaboration of stakeholders in higher education and vocational training.
Per the event overview, the conference focus will be on the following:
- Understanding collaboration in a tertiary education context
- How to build collaborative networks that drive excellence
- Measuring excellence and using it to build team performance
- Contemporary thinking on excellence and its relevance to you
Tickets are sold at $975 (ITECA member) and $1,175 (non-member).
3. 2023 National VET Conference, 2-3 November 2023, Gold Coast
With this year’s theme, “Training the Nation: Transforming Lives,” the 2023 National VET Conference (NVC) is scheduled on 2 and 3 November 2023 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Attendees can expect an engaging program featuring a variety of presentations and interactive sessions. This is an opportunity to advance your staff’s professional growth, interact with industry providers, and network with peers across the country. #2023 NVC event organiser Velg Training aims to offer you:
- Up-to-date and applicable professional advancement
- A supportive environment that fosters goal setting, self-reflection, and a sense of community
- Recognition and appreciation of the industry’s importance and achievements
“We work in an industry that will always need to be nimble and responsive. This will certainly be the case in the coming 12-24 months and it is clear that there really is nothing permanent… except change. As a sector, we will continue to improve business processes, get students more involved, maintain compliance, and keep designing and investing in high-quality education and training solutions that will help skill and up-skill Australia for the future,” Velg Training said on its website.
Over 1200 delegates are expected to attend the event intended for CEOs, TAFE (Technical and Further Education) Directors, principals, RTO senior management, RTO Owners Compliance/RTO managers, training managers, e-Learning managers, and enterprise RTO management representatives as well as practitioners, trainers, teachers, and assessors; instructional designers, curriculum developers, pre-service VET Teachers e-Learning specialists, and RTO administrators.
Tickets range from $700 to $1,250 for members and $995 to $1,635 for non-members. Organisers also offer special ticket prices for different membership categories.
Unlocking Success with TotalVET Training Resources: Proud Sponsor of VET Professional Development Workshops in 2023
As a proud sponsor of Australia’s top VET professional development workshops in 2023, TotalVET Training Resources (TVTR) demonstrates its commitment to staying ahead of industry trends and developments.
Our sponsorship and presence at these events ensure the relevance and timeliness of our resources and offer our team exceptional RTO professional development opportunities.
We invite you to participate in these high-quality VET professional development conferences and look forward to connecting with you. We’ll see you there!
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