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Hi there

Summer in Adelaide has been pretty hot with days up to 43 degrees Celsius so the beach and anywhere cool is the choice location.

Reading 5 books was my main achievement over the holiday break. You’ll see that a number of the books were by Brene Brown, who is a shame researcher and having some perfectionist traits, I enjoyed The Gifts of Imperfection. Blue Ocean Shift is what I’m working with now.

On New Years Eve we received some exciting news – Tyler proposed to Jessica at one of their favourite spots on Yorke Peninsula, South Australia and she said yes! Congratulations to the happy couple as they are made for each other.

A quick heads up on a few things as we’ll be on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and in Melbourne, Victoria in February; Bali (Indonesia), Austin (USA) and Sydney in March; so if you’d like to connect please send me and email and we’ll make a time to catch up.

For those people that can be in Melbourne on 15 February 2018, please check out the two events being hosted over lunch and with a later afternoon presentation and networking session, and I look forward to seeing you there.

You may have seen Jess’ email with a call out for Real World Problems – she has already received examples that go from addressing UN Sustainable Development Goals, to industry issues, the application of technology and how to best engage youth. Please take the time to watch the videos and see how you can contribute to innovate, real world learning for young people and students, thank you.

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Erasmus+ Programme (Europe) –

call for proposals

The call presents opportunities for organisations and individuals active in the fields of education, training, youth and sport. A broad range of actions promoting transnational and cross field partnerships and mobility for youth, students, learners, and practitioners are covered. Different application conditions and deadlines apply for each action.

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Extraordinary work across all corners of the globe The iNShow interview

Passion was developed from early career, knowing the importance of adult learning and education. Seeing people transforming their lives, changing their aspirations, goals and what they thought they could actually do.

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Growth in Kiribati requires mobility and skills for employment

Kiribati, an island republic in the Central Pacific, has recorded 2.9% economic growth between 2011 and 2015 – thanks to continued finance by development partners. New projects include roads, airports, solid waste management and sanitation.

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How do you get an international context to your work and global opportunities?

These 10 tips (plus a bonus one) will work from whatever context or country you are based in as many are related to demonstrating your credibility, reputation and experience.

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Invitation to RTO Leaders Lunch in Melbourne – don’t make the same recent mistakes as others

It is clear that the depth, nature and style of ASQA audits is changing. You can see evidence of this across local institutions as well as those in states like South Australia. And you must have considered, what would happen if we had a snap audit, or found our staff and students being asked questions by an auditor that they couldn’t answer?

There are many examples of all types of providers, including some that were real surprises, where not enough attention is being paid to assessment capability, learning resources and assessment tools, professional development and the people aspects of running a successful Registered Training Organisation.

Over lunch with Chatham House Rule, insights will be shared on what would happen if you are audited like others have been recently, what can be learnt from past mistakes and the subsequent crisis, and the priorities to pay attention for your next audit.

Date: Thursday 15 February 2018

Time: 11.50 am registration opens, 12.00 pm lunch and discussion, 2.00 pm close.

Venue: Rooftop (level 7), 370 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004

Price: $22 incl GST with lunch provided

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Mapping South Australia’s Workforce Ecosystem

In regions and countries like Germany, where there is a good match of workforce demand to workforce supply, there is a systems based approach, galvanizing all stakeholders towards a vision, mission, common goals and priorities.

The purpose of this survey is to map out all of the relevant stakeholders involved in any form of workforce forecasting/planning and workforce development including attraction/recruitment, education and development (accredited and non-accredited, formal and informal learning), retention and transition in South Australia.

Add your details to the map and Read more here>

If you’d like to map out your Workforce Ecosystem please get in touch.

The Future of Jobs, Skills and Work –

networking event in Melbourne

This event will explore where future jobs and workforce demand is headed, from the perspective of employers and industry, in Australia and internationally. Business models, enterprises and whole industry sectors are being reshaped, together with how we work, posing real challenges for proactive responses by education, employment, government and human resource management.

Discussion on the impact of Industry 4.0 technologies on education, jobs and skills will uncover the impact and requirements for Workforce 4.0 and your work.

Date: Thursday 15 February 2018

Time: 4.30 pm for 5.00 pm start and 7.00 pm close

Venue: Rooftop (level 7), 370 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004

Price: $22 incl GST with drinks and nibbles provided

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PS. If you would like to see the RTO Leaders Lunch &/or The Future of Jobs, Skills and Work run in your location, please send me an email to register your interest, thank you.

Kind regards

Wendy Perry, Managing Director, Workforce BluePrint

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How do you get an international context to your work and global opportunities?

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Recently an interview on The InShow podcast, together with current projects taking us from the Pacific and East  Asia to South Asia, exploring international capacity and capability development opportunities for our Australian and New Zealand clients prompted a reflection on… well how do you get an international context to your work? Read More

Growth in Kiribati requires mobility and skills for employment

By | Skills, TVET International, Vocational Education and Training | No Comments

Kiribati, an island republic in the Central Pacific, has recorded 2.9% economic growth between 2011 and 2015 – thanks to continued finance by development partners. New projects include roads, airports, solid waste management and sanitation.

According to the Asian Development Outlook 2017, growth will be even bigger in 2018. This is spurred by Solomon Airlines launching a new route in between Kiribati’s capital Tarawa and Brisbane (via Honiara in Solomon Islands).

Two additional major projects include a $50 million water supply project in South Tarawa and a further $30 million will be injected into developing roads, marine landings and airfields on surrounding islands. Read More

For TAFE Directors eyes only

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Fill in the form below and we will email you a set of 15 questions to ask your team members.

If you’d like to talk through these questions and any concerns you may have, or tap into that development opportunity, please feel free to email me via or call on 0416 150 491, and I hope you enjoy your break.

PS. If you’d like to know more about the TAFE SA situation, please watch the latest videos on the channel and read these blogs.

VET and WorkReady – where to next?

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It looks like private providers may need to help out TAFE SA in terms of assessing impacted students and that could be the grounds for a solid new collaboration.  ACPET in South Australia is taking a leadership role in exploring a shared vision of excellence for Tertiary Education in South Australia.  The establishment and support of the Industry Leaders Groups in regions provides a mechanism to feed in evidence and co-design workforce development solutions.  An industry version of these groups for priority sectors, would be a great source of insight and practical solutions.

Since 2014, Workforce BluePrint has been publicly advocating for a vision for South Australia’s and Australia’s future workforce and VET system, with no better time than now to do it. Read More

TAFE and WorkReady in South Australia – how did we get here?

By | Training Pacakges, Vocational Education and Training | No Comments

Since the news broke about the terrible outcomes of the random TAFE SA audit by ASQA, the plight of the whole VET system with WorkReady in South Australia has come up for discussion in many circles.


The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has suspended 10 qualifications from the scope of registration of TAFE SA (RTO number 41026).

TAFE SA was subject to routine regulatory scrutiny in May 2017 which identified some non-compliance with the requirements of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Quality Framework. Read More

What is required for Workforce 4.0?

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Industry 4.0 is centred around productivity, involving advancements in communication and tech to automate and digitise production, manufacturing, and industrial processes. The key concepts include interconnection, data, integration, innovation, and transition.

Devices are connecting to the cloud and contributing to mass amounts of intelligent data. Businesses of today are using this information to simplify asset management and maintenance, maximise equipment and process efficiency, while improving the quality of products.

Four I’s make up industry 4.0: instrumented, interconnected, inclusive and intelligent and this flows onto Workforce 4.0 or the Workforce of the Future. Read More

TAFE SA review – recommendations and priorities

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TAFE SA’s website states that they are the ‘Largest vocational education and training provider in Australia’?

With critical non-compliance as the outcome of a recent ASQA report, these 2 part videos outlines 13 areas of recommendations and priorities for the TAFE SA review.

Part 1

Part 2

PS. Here is a link to the TAFE SA Senate Inquiry with a report by 28 February 2018.

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