Connect News - Summer 2013
Well, it's that crazy time of the year when we prepare for the 'festive season', as well as the end of the school year and start to plan holidays away or/and to catch up with family and friends.
Please stay safe over this period, drive carefully, be kind to your credit card, but above all else, have fun, eat well, laugh often and enjoy some time to relax and celebrate.
Summer always seems to hit us with a heat wave or massive down pour to let us know the hot weather is on its way. I suppose living in the tropics we should be used to this, however.......it always seems to catch us by surprise. Please stay and play sun smart. Don't forget to slip, slop and slap so the only reason you will have a red face this Summer is because you forgot to arrange to renew your passport in time for your trip away!
The Connect Team wish you a very safe, happy and fun Christmas and New Year.
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.
By July 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 unit of competency yet, make sure you look at this soon.
Check out our NEW COURSE, TAELLN411 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: Skills at Work and VELG .
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!
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