Building capability opportunities

The Department offers a range of building capability opportunities for RTOs and the VET workforce as part of our commitment to supporting a high quality and responsive VET sector.

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting a high quality and responsive training sector, the Department for Innovation and Skills offers a range of building capability opportunities for training providers and the South Australian Adult Community Education (ACE) and VET workforce.

Professional learning to support a high performing training workforce, and RTO and sector-led projects are available to support innovation, quality delivery and growth.

On this page

  • Current and upcoming professional development opportunities
  • Training provider and sector-led projects
  • Contact the Building Capability team

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Current and upcoming professional development opportunities

Be at the forefront of innovation and quality education; register now for professional development opportunities to ignite your thinking and accelerate your performance.


VET trainers and assessors seeking to upskill through a higher-level qualification in education practice can apply for an Accelerate Scholarship.

Up to 50 Accelerate Scholarships, valued at $3,000 each, are available to support the completion of TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training, and/or TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development.

Find out more and apply for an Accelerate Scholarship.

The Building Capability Ignite Series is held twice yearly to spark your thinking and provide opportunities for you to connect with colleagues and peers and include:

  • Professional development webinars for ACE and VET practitioners on teaching and learning topics
  • Professional development webinars for ACE and RTO managers, team leaders and other staff on business topics
  • Spotlight webinars on Departmental initiatives, delivered by Departmental staff with an opportunity for audience questions
  • Networking opportunities, which are in-person as appropriate.

You can view the spotlight webinars from previous Ignite Series here and check out what was delivered in 2021 here.

Keep checking this page for updates on the 2022 Ignite Series,

The SA VET Educator Series celebrates the dual professionalism of VET and ACE educators, to acknowledge your achievements, commitment and passion to your profession and equip you with practical strategies, tools and techniques to add value to your practice.

This series is delivered by DIS, in partnership with the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) and TAFE SA.

View the SA VET Educator Series program and register here.

Deepen your knowledge and skills in a masterclass focused on blended learning, assessment or foundation skills.

Masterclasses are delivered using an action-learning approach over 4-8 weeks, mapped to units in the Training and Assessment (TAE) training package.

There is an option for practitioners to achieve a Statement of Attainment for mapped units on a co-contribution basis, as a pathway to a higher-level TAE qualification.

For more information and to register, see Masterclasses.

Become an accredited Mental Health First Aider and learn how to provide initial assistance to a person developing a mental health problem or who is in a mental health crisis.

The Department is supporting eligible trainers, assessors and training organisation staff, delivering training in South Australia, to undertake:

  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid (in person only)
  • Youth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid (in person only).

For more information, including eligibility, and to express your interest in a future course, see Mental Health First Aid.

 

Subsidised training for ACE and RTO staff is now more accessible than ever.

Are you a trainer or educator seeking to take your practice to the next level? Consider enrolling in a subsidised skill set or diploma such as:

•    Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
•    Diploma of Training Design and Development
•    Address Foundation Skills in Vocational Practice Skill Set
•    Advanced Assessor Skill Set
•    Deliver E-Learning Skill Set

Are you a manager or administrator? Consider enrolling in a subsidised course or skill set such as:

•    Certificate IV or Diploma in Leadership and Management
•    Certificate IV or Diploma in Project Management
•    Diploma of Quality Auditing
•    Cyber Security Threat Assessment and Risk Management Skill Set
•    Manage Big Data Skill Set
•    Quality Management Skill Set

And many others.

Find out more about qualifications and skill sets supported through the Subsidised Training List at skills.sa.gov.au.

Check out these other opportunities and resources to take your practice to the next level.

Spotlight On series (ASQA)

Delivered by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), the series focuses on compliance requirements for trainers and assessors, assessment and assessment validation.

Find out more here.

Vocational Voices podcast (NCVER)

Listen to leading experts discuss current trends in vocational education and training, in this podcast series produced by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Find out more here.

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Training provider and sector-led projects

Build your organisation’s capability to deliver through a Building Capability Project.

Eligible providers can apply for Building Capability Projects to develop and trial innovative approaches, and research and respond to industry and employer needs through VET and other skills products.

For more information and to apply, see Apply to deliver a building capability project

Contact the Building Capability team

Have questions or not sure where to start? Want to discuss a capability challenge for your organisation? Contact us at DIS.BuildingCapability@sa.gov.au.

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