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Feb 2013


Welcome to the second edition of the SITAC newsletter for 2013.

We hope that we are able to provide you with useful, practical and informative information throughout the year.

We hope you continue to subscribe to our newsletter throughout the year and if you choose to, please be sure to spread the word.


The SITAC Team




Facilitation of learning in online environments

This exciting online course is designed for those who are keen to master the art of teaching online or to improve their skills.

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21C Tools


Communicate, collaborate and inspire with 21st century tools

This course removes the mystery of many of the Web 2.0 and e-learning tools and technologies now being used in education and training.

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Call for Presentations


The Moodlemoot AU 2013 committee is now accepting submissions to present at Australia’s largest and most comprehensive Moodle conference.

Workshop Submissions close on COB 22 Feb 2013

Presentations and Demonstration submissions close on COB 3 April 2013

 For further information and to submit your abstract, click here.


This years iMoot will once again run over a four day period from Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th of May 2013.

Please note: this is an online conference only

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SIR07 version 3.2

As part of the continuous improvement process, SIR07 version 3.2 was released on 21 January 2013. This Industry Skills Council (ISC) upgrade encompasses minor changes that are important to note.

Editorial updates include changes to the range statement for SIRCPPK205 Assist customers seeking to relieve cough and cold symptoms to reflect the recent changes to the age for referral to a pharmacist.

The unit BSBLED401A Develop teams and individuals has been added to the elective units in SIR50112 Diploma of Retail Management and SIRCDIS301 Accept prescriptions and return dispensed medicines to customers has been added to the elective units in SIR40112 Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy.

The updated version is now available on


CPSISC – Training Package continuous improvement projects

The Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council (CPSISC) has commenced four national Training Package related projects. These include:

  • Review and redevelopment of CPC30411 Certificate III in Demolition
  • Review and redevelopment of CPC30311 Certificate III in Concreting
  • Review and redevelopment of the Building Surveying qualification framework including CPC50108 Diploma of Building Surveying and CPC60108 Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying
  • Development of a new qualification – Certificate IV in Drafting.

These projects began in September 2012 with a round of national workshops conducted during October/November 2012. The information gathered from industry stakeholders who attended these national workshops, along with other vital information gathered through the completion of intensive workplace functional analysis, will form the basis for the first draft units of competency expected to be available in April/May 2013.

For further information on these projects visit the CPSISC website.

NT Training Awards

Key dates

  • 2013 NT Training Awards launch – Tuesday 19 February 2013
  • Nominations open – Tuesday 19 February 2013
  • Nominations close – Wednesday 1 May 2013
  • Finalists announced – Tuesday 4 June 2013
  • Finalist weekend – Saturday 22 June to Monday 24 June 2013
  • Student category judging – Monday 24 June 2013
  • Organisation category judging – Wednesday 26 June 2013
  • Gala event tickets on sale – Monday 8 July to Wednesday 28 August 2013
  • Gala event – Saturday 7 September 2013
  • Australia Training Awards finalist weekend – Monday 18 to Saturday 23 November 2013 (Perth)
  • Australia Training Awards – Friday 22 November 2013 (Perth)

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Australian Training Awards

2013 ‘National Focus’ categories of the Australian Training Awards – now open!

The National Focus categories of the Australian Training Awards are now open.

The National Focus categories of the Australian Training Awards recognise the outstanding contributions made by individuals, schools, businesses and organisations towards the attainment of Australia’s national vocational education and training (VET) system priorities.

The National Focus categories for 2013 are:

Applications for these awards are made directly to the Australian Training Awards. Applications close on Friday, 31 May 2013.

Winners receive national recognition from the Australian Government and $5000 in prize money which is presented at the 2013 Australian Training Awards on Friday, 22 November in Perth.

We invite you to:

  • visit the website
  • pass the above information on to your key stakeholders
  • apply

For more information on the Australian Training Awards visit the Australian Training Awards website, phone 13 38 73 or email

National Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Conference 2013

adult language literacy and numeracy conference

Date: 9 – 10 May 2013
Venue: Ultimo College, Sydney Institute, NSW
Price: Registration costs for the pre-conference sessions start from $129 and for the conference from $446 including GST

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Register now (three or more delegates)

The 2013 National Adult Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Conference [] will address the theme of ‘Building on evidence to improve skills’ through a series of pre-conference workshops, informative keynote presentations and an extensive range of breakout sessions.

We invite all delegates to attend the conference opening and keynote address on the evening of Thursday, 9 May for an opportunity to engage and network with peers in the VET sector.

The presentations and discussions from this second national conference will make a major contribution to the state and national debate on key issues related to adult language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) education and training.

Training Providers Forum

training providers forum

Training Providers Forum is Western Australia’s leading forum on training and workforce development.

This two day conference and exhibition will include presentations with the latest updates on training and workforce development and workshops showcasing examples of innovation and good practice. This is a great professional development and networking opportunity for all training professionals.

For information on professional development opportunities in Western Australia, visit the West one website.

australian qualifications framework

The Australian Qualifications Framework Council (AQF) is planning a series of workshops in February and March 2013 in each capital city for vocational education and training (VET) providers and non self-accrediting higher education providers to support implementation of the AQF

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australian skills quality authority

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), the national vocational education and training (VET) regulator, has released their January edition of the ‘ASQA Update’

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2013 national VET conference


Calling all RTO Managers – join us for this year’s 2013 VET Summit!

This full-day event will explore key issues and challenges that arise when managing a registered training organisation (RTO) and is designed specifically for RTO Owners and Compliance Managers. The 2013 VET Summit will take place on Friday 1 March at Ormond Hall in Melbourne and on Monday 11 March at Citigate Central in Sydney.

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Indigenous Forces @ Work Conference – Darwin, 2013

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elearning in Africa

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Online Events

SITAC have scheduled the NT online workshops. Click here to go to the calendar to find out when and where you can get your fix.

Calendar of Events

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