Connect News - Autumn 2013
Wow, what a Summer! Floods, record breaking temperatures and here in Cairns, we are still waiting for our 'wet season'. I'm sure we are all welcoming the cool change that Autumn should bring as well as the magnificent colours and changes to foliage associated with this time of the year.
The Connect Team wishes you a fun and 'colourful' Autumn and a safe and enjoyable Easter. What an excuse to eat Chocolate! Yummmm.
Change is good
‘WOW, so many changes occurring at the moment, specifically within the VET sector. With the review of the VET standards as well as changes to Industry Training Packages, it has never been a better time to ensure you have reliable contacts and subscriptions in place to stay current with these changes and the impacts they may have on your current practices.
Rumour has it that as of 2014 the language, literacy and numeracy unit from within the TAE40110 Certificate IV in training and assessment qualification, will become a core unit. If you have not gained this yet, make sure you look at this soon.
Check out our NEW COURSE, TAELLN401A Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills, which we have developed as a stand alone course, allowing you to complete this as quickly as possible. Get in first before the change occurs, this will also assist you in better understanding and addressing some of the changes that will occur to industry training packages.
A couple of great links we subscribe to and can recommend are: tpatwork.com and ACPET .
Don't forget to review your current practices to include sustainable principles. We all need to work together to ensure a safe and happy future for our planet. This crosses over into your personal and work environment.
Sustainable processes and actions need to provide a good balance between economic, social and environmental impacts. Even just the smallest change will make a difference, such as reviewing your use of plastic water bottles.
Click here to see a really eye opening video by Annie Leonard titled 'Stuff'. We recommend this as thought provoking viewing for everyone.
We recognise and congratulate all our students who are working towards upgrading their skills and knowledge in their areas of interest. We salute you!
We, here at Connect, have also been undertaking professional development and participating in conferences, seminars, online webinars and engaging with industry and peers so we are constantly able to pass this information onto you!
Meanwhile, special congratulations to the Tour Guides who have successfully completed the Wet Tropics (WTMA) tour guide set with Connect. This was designed specifically for tour guides who operate in the Wet Tropics area in collaboration with our co-providers, Industry Accreditation, WTMA and QTIC. We are proud to be a part of this project. Well done to all! Great result achieved to date.
Studying online or via correspondence requires planning and goal setting. It is important to schedule the times you are going to work on your course and make sure you let those near you understand that you are intending to study for the next hour or so and need some quiet undisturbed time. Make sure you also make use of your trainer, as they are here to help you with any questions you may have. Stay focussed and stay in touch