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Claire Field talks with leaders and experts from within the Australian tertiary education sector and across the global ed-tech sector

What now? What next? Insights into Australia's tertiary education sector Claire Field

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Claire Field talks with leaders and experts from within the Australian tertiary education sector and across the global ed-tech sector

    Industry-VET engagement: "it's not just about the curriculum"

    Industry-VET engagement: "it's not just about the curriculum"

    In this episode of the podcast Claire is joined by Timmy Theopelus, Vice President Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at Axioo - part of the Indonesian technology company PT Tera Data Indonusa.

    Timmy explains why PT Tera Data developed the Axioo Class program which now operates in almost 1,000 vocational colleges in Indonesia and why the program has been recognised by the International Labour Organisation for its effectiveness.

    As Australia considers how to keep Training Packages current and how to foster closer links between industry and VET - there is a lot we can learn from this great Indonesian example of hi-tech collaboration.

    Also in recent news - two former podcast guests, AiGroup's Megan Lilly and the ACTU's Liam O'Brien, have been appointed as Deputy Chairs of the Jobs and Skills Australia Advisory Board: https://www.jobsandskills.gov.au/engage/about/ministerial-advisory-board

    If you want to listen back to their views - you'll find them at:
    Episode 46: (Megan Lily) https://whatnowwhatnext.buzzsprout.com/345782/8740975-the-expert-view-on-digital-transformation-and-skillsEpisode 98: (Liam O'Brien) https://whatnowwhatnext.buzzsprout.com/345782/13654759-the-actu-s-liam-o-brien-on-vet-reform-where-we-re-at-and-what-s-neededContact Claire:
    Connect with me on LinkedIn: Claire Field Follow me on Bluesky: @clairefield.bsky.social Check out the news pages on my website: clairefield.com.au Email me at: admin@clairefield.com.au
    The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

    • 28 min
    Claire unpacks the Accord Panel's recommendations

    Claire unpacks the Accord Panel's recommendations

    In this episode Claire unpacks the recommendations of the Universities Accord Panel and the response of the key stakeholders in the sector.

    In doing so she references the following:
    The Universities Accord Panel final report: https://www.education.gov.au/australian-universities-accord/resources/final-reportMy analysis of the challenges in implementing some of the Panel's recommendations: https://clairefield.com.au/government-faces-challenges-with-the-accord-panels-report/My analysis of the challenges facing regional universities: https://clairefield.com.au/australias-regional-universities-in-the-post-covid-era/Prof. Andrew Norton's analysis: https://andrewnorton.net.au and https://www.theaustralian.com.au/commentary/plans-for-bigger-fairer-higher-education-not-without-its-problems/news-story/3e53116b6a6965872fc3e75a404dcc66Education Ministers' Communique: https://www.education.gov.au/education-ministers-meeting/resources/education-ministers-meeting-communiqu-february-2024Contact Claire:
    Connect with me on LinkedIn: Claire Field Follow me on Bluesky: @clairefield.bsky.social Check out the news pages on my website: clairefield.com.au Email me at: admin@clairefield.com.au
    The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

    • 1 hr
    Jennine Tax - greater transparency needed in international education

    Jennine Tax - greater transparency needed in international education

    In this episode of the podcast Claire is joined by Jennie Tax, Executive Director – Education at Experience Gold Coast. Jennine shares details of the really impressive work being done by Experience Gold Coast to support all tertiary students studying on the Gold Coast including their unique Kickstart Graduate Program.

    Find out more about Experience Gold Coast at: https://experiencegoldcoast.au

    Also find out more about the latest student visa application data in this recent article from The Koala News: https://thekoalanews.com/january-visa-grant-data-is-down-down-except-bangladesh-perhaps-they-didnt-get-the-memo/

    And The Koala News also had this very good piece on the discussions the International Education Council members have been having with the Minister for Home Affairs: https://thekoalanews.com/visa-mess-on-councils-agenda/
    Contact Claire:
    Connect with me on LinkedIn: Claire Field Follow me on Bluesky: @clairefield.bsky.social Check out the news pages on my website: clairefield.com.au Email me at: admin@clairefield.com.au
    The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

    • 23 min
    Jeffrey Lehrer: "All learning matters"

    Jeffrey Lehrer: "All learning matters"

    In this episode of the podcast, Claire was joined by Jeffrey Lehrer,  National Compliance Manager at The Scout Association of Australia's RTO. He outlines why Scouts have an RTO and how both adult volunteers and young scouts benefit - as well as discussing the work being done (in Australia and internationally) to better recognise non-formal learning.

    For international listeners interested in non-formal learning and/or the Scouts movement - there are a few Australian acronyms/terms used in this episode:
    an RTO is a registered training organisation (ie a technical and vocational education and training provider regulated by government, and delivering a range of certificate and diploma courses specified by industry)a Training Package is the collection of competencies and qualifications industry representatives have told government that their workers need - and these packages are used by RTOs to ensure they deliver the right training content to learnersthe 'TAE Package' is the Training and Assessment training package which specifies the teaching and assessment competencies that educators working in the TVET sector need, andthe National Microcredential Framework details are online: https://www.education.gov.au/national-microcredentials-frameworkIf there's anything I've missed in my explanation of some of the Australian-specific content then please feel free to get in contact.
    Contact Claire:
    Connect with me on LinkedIn: Claire Field Follow me on Bluesky: @clairefield.bsky.social Check out the news pages on my website: clairefield.com.au Email me at: admin@clairefield.com.au
    The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

    • 26 min
    Russ Hawkins: CCA members offer "education for adults on a human scale"

    Russ Hawkins: CCA members offer "education for adults on a human scale"

    In this episode Claire speaks with Russ Hawkins, CEO of Community Colleges Australia, about a range of VET issues. 

    Find out more about what Russ and Claire discussed:
    Community Colleges Australia: https://cca.edu.au2023 CCA conference: https://cca.edu.au/what-we-do/2023-cca-annual-conference/House of Representatives Select Committee on Workforce Australia Employment Services: https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House/Workforce_Australia_Employment_ServicesContact Claire:
    Connect with me on LinkedIn: Claire Field Follow me on Bluesky: @clairefield.bsky.social Check out the news pages on my website: clairefield.com.au Email me at: admin@clairefield.com.au
    The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

    • 33 min
    The sacrifices mature-age rural students make - would you sell your house to finance your studies?

    The sacrifices mature-age rural students make - would you sell your house to finance your studies?

    In this episode of the podcast Claire is joined by Aurelia Eves a recent graduate of the University of Southern Queensland - who shares her experiences and ideas on what changes are needed to help rural students go back to study and transition into new careers
    Contact Claire:
    Connect with me on LinkedIn: Claire Field Follow me on Bluesky: @clairefield.bsky.social Check out the news pages on my website: clairefield.com.au Email me at: admin@clairefield.com.au
    The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

    • 37 min

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