Building Capability Ignite Series


Spark your thinking at the Building Capability Ignite Series from 2 - 15 September, 2021.

 

Register for a range of professional development webinars, delivered by expert presenters and facilitators, and explore ideas to accelerate your practice. The series includes:

 

  •  Spotlight webinars to connect with Departmental initiatives and staff
  •  Morning sessions on business topics for leaders, managers and administrators
  • Afternoon sessions on teaching and learning topics for practitioners, trainers, and assessors, teachers and educators

View the Building Capability Ignite program below or download the pdf program and calendar

Please note times are Australian Central Standard Time (ACST)

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Spotlight sessions

Thursday 2 September

 

Webinar | 20 minutes | Staff that administer the Funded Activities Agreement

All training organisations delivering publicly subsidised training and related services in South Australia have a Funded Activities Agreement (FAA), which covers what is funded and how, claims and payment, participant eligibility and fees, reporting and marketing. This webinar puts a spotlight on the FAA and what it contains, your obligations and the compliance approach taken by the Department.

Presenter: Warwick Cheatle, Department for Innovation and Skills

The Subsidised Training List (or STL) is a key mechanism used by the Department to communicate what, when, how and how much nationally accredited training the Department wants to subsidise. This spotlight webinar will answer your questions about the STL – how to interpret it? How is it developed? How courses can be added?

Presenter: Sam Zappia, Department for Innovation and Skills

Webinar | 20 minutes | Staff that make decisions about course offerings

More than 100 skill sets have been added to the Subsidised Training List over the past 12 months. This is a significant shift and represents a great opportunity to consider expanding your offerings to include short courses. At this spotlight webinar, you’ll hear more about areas where skill set delivery is already underway, Local Skill Sets, combining courses and skill sets and support to gear up for delivery.

Presenter: Tanya Meyer, Department for Innovation and Skills

Webinar | 30 minutes | Training providers and community-based organisations with an FAA

Training Priority Projects (TPP) are available to education providers and community-based organisations working with regional, sector or industry-level partners to address unmet or emerging skilling needs; and to develop pathways for people without qualifications or employment to achieve training success. At this session, join Di and Athena for a discussion about opportunities through TPP.

Presenters: Dianne Richter and Athena Penna, Department for Innovation and Skills

Webinar | 30 minutes | Interested training providers

Under the Australian Government's COVID-19 economic recovery plan, an additional $1.2 billion will be invested to support businesses to employ new apprentices or trainees. At this spotlight, you’ll hear about supports available for businesses taking on an apprentice or trainee and how to access these; what a business needs to do to employ an apprentice or trainee; the important role of training providers and support to deliver to trainees and apprentices.

Presenters: Adrian Phillips and Peter Kennedy, Department for Innovation and Skills

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Friday 3 September

Webinar | 20 minutes | Staff responsible for managing UAN requirements for ACE providers

To ensure learners get the support they need to complete their training, an upfront assessment of need (UAN) process is undertaken before they commence training. This includes learners engaged in Training Priorities Projects Stream 4 – Adult Community Education Pathways. Find out more about the new online UAN process being piloted for community-based learning environments.

Presenters: Paul Malloy, Interskills, Colley Lesker, Hackham West Community Centre, Zoe Gow, Pooraka Farm Community Centre and Athena Penna, Department for Innovation and Skills.


Webinar | 20 minutes | Quality and compliance staff in RTOs

All RTOs are expected to have supports for students according to ASQA standards. DIS has some specific expectations about what these supports include. As an FAA provider, each year your RTO will need to undertake a self-assessment of these supports and have this assessment approved by DIS to be compliant with FAA requirements and to access Learner Support Services for your students. Join us to find out more about what this means for your RTO. 

Presenter: Sarah Marshall, Department for Innovation and Skills

Webinar | 30 minutes | Quality and compliance staff in RTOs

Students who are facing significant barriers to completing their training, who are falling behind or at risk of withdrawing from training, can access Learner Support Services (LSS). Training organisations can connect their students to their preferred LSS provider for free, individualised support, to complement their existing supports. Hear from training providers and students about how LSS has worked for them and gain insights into how LSS can work for you.

Presenter: Carey Hauri, MADEC, Jo Skanes, SYC, and Fiona Lewis, Department for Innovation and Skills.

Webinar | 20 minutes | Staff responsible for managing UAN requirements

The upfront assessment of need (UAN) is a process used by all training providers delivering publicly subsidised training to ensure students get the support they need to successfully complete their studies. The UAN process recently underwent an independent audit, focussing on effectiveness and efficiency, to help inform continuous improvement. In this spotlight session, hear about what the audit found and what the key recommendations were, and how you can be involved in the next steps.

Presenters: Michelle Potts, Department for Innovation and Skills and Laurie Brautigan, MADEC

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Business Mornings for managers, leaders and administrators

Monday 6 September

Webinar | 1 hour 

Motivating and engaging employees to increase performance and meet organisational goals is critical for any business. In the high-stakes, compliance-driven environment of RTOs, it’s important those at the frontline of learner experience are committed to their craft, motivated to be their best and equipped to deliver great results. Explore with Marc how to unlock the talent and potential of your trainers and motivate them to be S.T.A.R. performers. You’ll hear strategies and techniques to support outstanding-ness and encourage your trainers to be dynamic ambassadors of your brand.

Presenter: Marc Ratcliffe, MRWED Training and Assessment

Webinar | 1 hour

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) as a mechanism for labour market efficiency and social justice is receiving increased attention globally. As Australia experiences a shock to the jobs market, RPL is the perfect strategy to avoid skills mismatch and underemployment which is costly to the economy, enterprises and individuals. In this webinar, explore how you can use RPL to make more visual the skills already in your workforce, and how you can offer RPL as a human resource management tool for your enterprise clients.

Presenter: Deb Carr, Accellier

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Tuesday 7 September

Webinar | 1 hour 

Internal auditing is an important strategy that RTOs use to mitigate risk and improve systems, resources and practices. This webinar with Marc from MRWED Training and Assessment explores tips and techniques that could be used to support self-assessment against the relevant VET Quality Standards and will provide a schedule of activities to get you started.

Presenter: Marc Ratcliffe, MRWED Training and Assessment

Webinar | 1 hour

Make sure your learning programs are hitting the mark with a robust approach to evaluation. Join Tina to explore the process of evaluating learning programs and coming up with a judgement about effectiveness and efficiency. You’ll hear about how to use a tried and tested process – the Kirkpatrick Model – to evaluate your learning programs, and practical tips and suggestions on how to make evaluation work for you and your students.

Presenter: Tina Cini, Centre for People Development

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Wednesday 8 September

Webinar | 2 hours 

Join Vicki and Thomas from Tauondi Aboriginal College to develop your understanding of Aboriginal culture, society and values. This workshop will cover topics such as Closing the Gap, Reconciliation and Black Lives Matter, racism and unconscious bias, cross-cultural communication and culturally safe workplaces. You’ll explore practical ways to better work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, colleagues, communities and businesses.

Presenters: Vicki Hartman and Thomas Buzzacott, Tauondi Aboriginal College

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Thursday 9 September

Webinar | 1 hour

Do you use Facebook to market your learning programs but you’re not sure how to get bang for buck? Want to build your presence on Facebook but not sure how to demonstrate effectiveness? Join Luc for an introduction to page and campaign measurement and reporting with Facebook. You will get tips for analysing your owned and paid assets effectively, and planning and developing organic and paid promotions. After this session, you’ll have a better understanding of metrics and analysis using the Facebook insights tool and ads.

Presenter: Luc Thomas, KWP! Advertising

Webinar | 1 hour

Develop your cyber awareness and build your cyber security culture to keep your business cyber safe. Gail and Paul will share possible inside and external cyber threats to your business, guide you through the Essential8 for building a cyber-security culture, and link you with tools to assess your business’ vulnerabilities and develop a plan to build cyber safety and capability.

Presenters: Gail Jackman, Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre and Paul Beadle, Defence Information Security Office

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Teaching and learning afternoons for practitioners, trainers and assessors, teachers and educators

Monday 6 September

 

Webinar | 1 hour

Breathe life back into your e-learning!

Explore methods to engage (L)earning, acknowledging e-learning requires its own approaches to build learner confidence, create participation and generate fun

Highlight (I)nstructional Design principles and pitfalls to consider when designing an e-learning pathway

Discuss how to integrate (F)eedback touch points to create relevant and meaningful exchanges

Identify useful methods of (E)valuation to truly check how things are going and create a conduit for growth and improvement.

Presenter: Marc Ratcliffe, MRWED Training and Assessment

Webinar | 20 minutes

In this current age there are web tools, software and apps for almost everything. In this session, you’ll explore tools that can support you in the planning process and assessment of learning, including mind maps, digital white boards, shared live documents, quiz tools, reflective blog posts and many more.

Presenter: Liz Meadows, VET Development Centre

Webinar | 20 minutes

In this current age there are web tools, software and apps for almost everything. In this session with Liz, you’ll explore tools that encourage asynchronous engagement of your learners with content, including tools that allow for interaction with multimedia, creation of interactive content packages, rapid animation development tools and innovative technology to change the way in which content can be delivered.

Presenter: Liz Meadows, VET Development Centre

Webinar | 20 minutes

In this current age there are web tools, software and apps for almost everything. In this session, you’ll explore tools you can use with your learners to encourage social learning through collaboration, including tools that allow for synchronous feedback, tools that allow learners to communicate and share ideas both synchronously and asynchronously, video conferencing as a collaborative tool, and tools to enable learners to build their own learning together through folios and spaces.

Presenter: Liz Meadows, VET Development Centre

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Tuesday 7 September

Webinar | 1 hour

Build your knowledge and develop your confidence in using Microsoft Teams and Google Classroom for assessment. Join Adrian and Samantha for a practical demonstration and how-to session, including assigning tasks and providing real-time feedback for students, tracking student progress, monitoring engagement and gaining insights on peer-to-peer interactions, and creating self-marking online forms, including branching for differentiation.

Presenters: Adrian Francis and Samantha Garrett, Using Technology Better

Webinar | 1 hour

Teaching through the lens of inclusion is a powerful way to enhance your classroom culture and ensure quality learning outcomes for all students. In this session, you’ll explore diversity, inclusivity and belonging in a classroom context, including being aware of biases and stereotypes, inclusive communication techniques and approaches for engagement, learning and assessment. Sonali will provide you with practical strategies and tools to enrich your teaching and craft an action plan for supporting your diverse learners and classrooms.

Presenter: Sonali D’silva, University of Adelaide

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Wednesday 8 September

Webinar | 1 hour

A storyboard is a graphic organiser that provides a powerful way to visually present the direction and flow of a training program. Storyboards are particularly useful in developing and communicating the structure of e-learning programs and explaining the connectedness between learning resources and activities with learning program outcomes. This session examines the role of storyboards and provides advice on when to use them. You’ll see a range of storyboard types, explore how to these can be used effectively and get some practical tips for commencing and managing your own storyboard development.

Presenter: Marc Ratcliffe, MRWED Training and Development

Webinar | 1 hour

Thoughtful e-Learning design and supportive facilitation can support your learners to develop their confidence, build their autonomy and support social learning skills in digital environments. This session covers learning theories for understanding new learning environments, functional elements that support e-Learning design strategies, e-facilitation strategies to support blended learning environments and copyright and compliance for e-Training resources.

This is the first of two sessions. Join us for part 2 on Tue 14 Sep, 3.00-4.00pm. Presenter: Kathryn McGilvray, Accellier

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Thursday 9 September

Webinar | 3 hours

Trainers and educators in VET and ACE work with a wide range of learners with different strengths and challenges and draw on a range of teaching and assessment approaches to support diverse learners to succeed. In this virtual workshop with Feren, you will add to your teaching toolkit for working with students who have Specific Learning Differences (SLDs).

Presenter: Feren Yen, VET Development Centre

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Monday 13 September

Webinar | 1 hour

Instructional design underpins the success of any training and assessment program. It involves deliberate choices about what, when, where and how to deliver training to support students in the acquisition of learning. This session examines the basics of instructional design, including common design models and methodologies, key principles for designing outcomes-driven and engaging learning and the specific processes needed to ensure the quality of instruction. You’ll also hear practical tips to help get you started and set up for success.

Presenter: Marc Ratcliffe, MRWED Training and Assessment

Webinar | 1 hour

Technology can be a powerful way to support learners that face barriers in learning environments. This webinar will provide you with practical solutions for working with your learners to develop their language, literacy and numeracy skills using technologies. The session will cover technologies to assess learner capability and technologies to support learning needs.

This is the first of two sessions. Join us for part 2 on Wed 15 Sep, 1.30-2.30pm.
Presenter: Kathryn McGilvray, Accellier

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Tuesday 14 September

Webinar | 1 hour

Thoughtful e-Learning design and supportive facilitation can support your learners to develop their confidence, build their autonomy and support social learning skills in digital environments. This session covers virtual and augmented reality strategies, analytics for understanding the effectiveness of your training and online applications to evaluate and improve your training.

This is the second of two sessions. Join us for part 1 on Wed 8 Sep, 3.00-4.00pm.
Presenter: Kathryn McGilvray, Accellier

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Wednesday 15 September

Webinar | 1 hour

Technology can be a powerful way to support learners that face barriers in learning environments. This webinar will provide you with practical solutions for working with your learners to develop their language, literacy and numeracy skills using technologies. The session will cover virtual and augmented reality strategies, analytics for understanding the effectiveness of your training and online applications to evaluate and improve training.

This is the second of two sessions. Join us for part 1 on Mon 13 Sep, 3.00-4.00pm. Presenter: Kathryn McGilvray, Accellier

Webinar | 1 hour

Join Kevin Ekendahl from Audit Express in putting together the pieces of the fairness puzzle. You’ll consider fairness from learner, assessor and regulator perspectives and arrive at an integrated understanding. You’ll also work through expectations about reasonable adjustment, preserving assessment integrity and record keeping.

Presenter: Kevin Ekendahl, VET Development Centre

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