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All Vet professionals have an obligation (compliance requirement) to undertake relevant Professional Development in the core fields of vocational training, learning and assessment. This three-day event features sessions from our best and most popular speakers on the most essential topics for all VET professionals: Instructional Design, Training Delivery, Competency-based Assessments and Learning Technologies.

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What’s your story? One of the most effective tools for educating your students is telling your story. The emotional connection it creates with your clients is powerful. People often make decisions based on feelings and things that inspire them. Storytelling is the perfect platform to engage and move your audience.

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Retrieval practice- Leverage the power of retrieval for better recall and retention. 

Back in 2017 I posted several questions about various strategies that can be used (with varied effectiveness) to enhance retention and recall. I posted the questions on several groups for VET training professionals and on my own personal thread and had more than 100 responses! 

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My least favourite experience is the dinner party with new acquaintances. Inevitably, someone asks what I do for a living. “Assessment Design Consultant in the VET sector” always receives blank looks. However, that’s not the worst part. Any attempt to explain my work results in eyes becoming glazed over and the conversation quickly being turned to a topic both more interesting and more comprehensible.

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Using micro learning in VET

Recently, I had the privilege to present at the Industry Training Solutions Summit and one of the topics for discussion was the effect of micro learning in the workplace. As the discussion began, many claimed more flexibility was needed within qualifications to meet industry requirements, and more funding options for skill sets.