On Your Guard, Toolbox of the Month

Kingscliffe, the fictional city where the On Your Guard Toolbox takes place.

The On Your Guard Toolbox supports the CPP20211 Certificate II in Security Operations from the Property Services Training Package. The Certificate II in Security Operations qualification is the entry level that meets the national licensing requirements in the guarding industry, and this Toolbox covers 21 units of the Certificate II course.

Learners working through the course are involved in problem-based active learning and presented with scenarios, situations and characters that reflect the social and cultural diversity present in contemporary Australian cities.

As security guards can progress on career paths that cover investigative services, control room operations or technical security, these options are supported in the training package and catered for in the On Your Guard Toolbox. The Toolbox therefore provides a strong foundation for further study in this area, and could also be used to support online delivery of other qualifications in the Property Services Training Package.

Learners with literacy and numeracy problems are catered for by the optional literacy and numeracy exercises that are built into the course.

To purchase the Toolbox, or for the complete list of Flexible Learning Toolboxes, please visit the National VET Content website.

Events Alive, Toolbox of the month

With conVerge13 just around the corner, it makes sense to revisit the Events Alive Flexible Learning Toolbox.

Event management is an increasingly popular course of study, largely due to the focus on business management skills in a high pressure, project-driven environment.

In addition to major events, there is an increasing reliance on events as a source of revenue and promotion for not-for-profit organisations, local councils, industry, and community based organisations. Many event organisations are micro to medium-sized businesses, and training will become critical in this sector to remain sustainable and competitive, particularly in regional areas.

A major source of recruits for this industry is owner/manager roles. Recognised training needs will be in customer service and best practice, information technology, compliance, risk and human resource management. Community events and festivals, which play a vital role in regional Australia, also require skills development to sustain and grow these events. The skills identified include risk management and business planning.

Events Alive covers four units of competency from the Tourism, Hospitality and Event Training Package. Three of the units chosen are new units developed for this recently endorsed training package.

To purchase the Toolbox, or for the complete list of Flexible Learning Toolboxes, please visit the National VET Content website.

Local Government, Toolbox of the month

Local Government Toolbox homepage

Haven’t had enough of politics lately? Take a look at the Local Government Flexible Learning Toolbox.

The Local Government Industry Training Package Toolbox offers learning opportunities to a range of Local Government employees and elected members.

Seventeen units of competency are addressed through three streams:

  • Community stream – containing scenarios which are primarily related to issues affecting the general public.
  • Administration stream – containing scenarios which are mainly to do with the administration of the Council.
  • Governance stream – containing scenarios which are related to issues affecting the elected members of the Council.

Learners select a scenario within the Toolbox then complete activities within that scenario by exploring resources, using the guide, and referring to readings and websites in the library.

The teacher’s guide (Word, 486 kB) describes the Toolbox and how it can be used to support the Local Government Industry Training Package in an online environment. The guide relates the Toolbox to the Local Government Competency Standards, describes the elements of the Toolbox and how it is structured, and suggests ways of using the Toolbox as part of a training program.

To purchase the Local Government Toolbox, or for the complete list of Flexible Learning Toolboxes, please visit the National VET Content website.

eWorks sponsors 2013 National VET Conference

eWorks is proud to be a gold sponsor of VELG Training‘s 2013 National VET Conference on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 September in Melbourne.

Evolve, Adapt, Embrace - 2013 National VET Conference - 19-20 September Melbourne

To learn about AFL SportsReady‘s use of e-learning, and for a chance to win a 12-month TrainingVC e-learning delivery package for 1000 students, don’t miss Matthew Hetherington’s presentation and the handball competition during the lunchtime break on day two of the conference.

About the 2013 National VET Conference

The theme for the two-day conference is Evolve, Adapt, Embrace and will focus on three distinct streams including:

  • Policy & Compliance,
  • RTO Business Management, and
  • Teaching & Assessing.

The conference is for all VET practitioners from RTOs, including policy managers, teachers and trainers, instructional designers and managers. Delegates will be exposed to informative presenters and a wide variety of topics. They will also have opportunities to meet with product and service providers, and network with peers from across Australia.

For more information about the TrainingVC, visit the eWorks booth where you will find special introductory offers for conference participants, as well as the chance to win a TrainingVC starter package by entering the handball competition.

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