Category Archives: TVET International

Up-skilling Malaysia’s vibrant economy through TVET and workforce development

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Malaysia has the third largest economy in Southeast Asia – and one of the most competitive in the world, ranking 14th in 2015.  According to the World Bank, the long-term sustainability of the country hinges on structural reforms to strengthen medium-term fiscal planning, and to boosting capabilities and competition within the economy.

Accelerated implementation of productivity-charged reforms to increase the quality of human capital and create more competition in the economy will be key in achieving this.

And it all begins with skills, Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET), workforce development and planning.

New Sarawak Tribune, Friday, 4 September 2015, pg. 5

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Educational tourism contributing $17.2 billion to Australia’s economy

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Education is a major export earner for Australia – with half a million international students studying in Australia each year, contributing about $17.2 billion in export income annually.  Both the number of international education tourists, and the amount they’re spending, is on the rise, which suggests there’s a lot to gain, both economically and in employment, with the international education market.

Whitehaven_Beach,_Whitsunday_Island,_QueenslandAccording to Tourism Research Australia, the number of international education tourists coming to study grew by 6.4% from 2001 to 2011.  This figure is projected to increase by an average annual rate of 4.6% by 2020.

International education tourists are spending more too.  More than $1 in every $3 spent by an international visitor is by international students. Read More

Why the time is right to strategically review your RTO

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More often than not, most Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) have recently experienced significant change and the opportunity going ahead is to make sure that your RTO is best positioned for the future.

Perhaps you are considering workforce demand across the regions you operating in and you may be wondering … is there more you might be able to offer?  Maybe you are looking at your scope and wondering does this meet your customer’s needs?Lightbulb-Success-Image-960x645-200x134

In an environment with unprecedented change since Training Packages were first introduced, how do you make sense of national VET reform, state and territory government policy?  How do you see the uncovered opportunities in this mix? Read More

Implementing Apprenticeships, Industry Partnerships and TVET in Maldives

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Implementing a National Apprenticeship Framework, strengthening industry and institute linkages, working models of partnerships, youth mentoring, workforce planning and development were all on the agenda for 2 day workshops with the government and stakeholders in Maldives and Bhutan.

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QUT and Workforce BluePrint

At the invitation of Nelson Salangsang, Manager-International Projects, Office of Commercial Services, Queensland University of Technology, Wendy Perry, Head Workforce Planner, Workforce BluePrint spent a week in Male, Maldives and then in Thimphu, Bhutan working with their respective governments. Read More