2012 / 13 projects announced!

The National VET E-learning Strategy has awarded over $3.2 million to develop and manage over 80 projects that will deliver innovative e-learning training solutions for participation and skills in 2012/13.

Project funding and support has been awarded to registered training organisations (RTOs) and will be used in conjunction with RTO co-contribution to deliver innovative e-learning projects which support pre-vocational training, vocational training and pathways to higher qualifications. Broadly, projects in these three streams are characterised by the following:

Pre-vocational training: Providing support to those learners currently excluded or marginally attached to work and learning; to gain access to training and skills needed to participate in meaningful and sustainable work.

Vocational training: Developing and conducting e-learning projects/strategies to improve access to recognised training in priority training areas, such as critical skills and specialist occupations, to maximise workforce participation and meet current and future skills needs.

Pathways to higher qualifications: Developing e-learning approaches which support learner pathway programs which lead to Cert IV or higher VET qualifications, recognition for Cert IV level to higher skill sets, entry into higher education and/or enabling workforce development initiatives at Cert IV level or higher.

The tables below outline the successful 2012/13 projects in each of the three streams. This information will be updated and further announcements made as projects develop their wiki pages:

Pre-vocational training projects:

RTO Name
Business Partner
Project Name
Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)
No Sweat Fashions Pty Ltd (NSF)
Clothing Production for Refugees
This project will create meaningful and long-term social change for newly arrived refugees who face social isolation and barriers to employment and education. Mobile technology will be used to deliver internal and external video footage of actual clothing production examples, photographs and interactive activities when employees are required to submit or are undertaking real work.
Kiama Community College Inc
Coffs Coast Community College
Integrated VET/LLN: MultiSite Delivery Model
This project will develop an online delivery model for VET with embedded foundation skills. The project builds on existing models of team teaching and adjusts these models for an online environment. The learners are 15 newly arrived migrants and refugees. They will undertake an Aged Care Pre- Vocational Skills Set with embedded Foundational Skills support. Participants are located at 3 different NBN Fibre to premise sites.
TAFE NSW - North Coast Institute
Deadly Skills - Telling Our Stories
This project will enable learners to create digital media products for publishing on NCTAFE Deadly Skills portal and Opensim Virtual World Gallery and Meeting Place. Will enable learners to document role models from personal interviews and online sources, exchange information with other learners, and share culturally-based information generated with the Aboriginal community.
TAFE NSW Western Sydney Institute - Blacktown College
Ability Options
E-literacy Pathways
This project will enable disadvantaged groups to gain the essential computing skills and e-literacy needed for further education and employment via e-learning. The strategy is based on building individual capability and occupational self-esteem within a group that would otherwise struggle to further their education and gain employment. This program not only ensures that the individual will have necessary e-literacy skills but also the e-learning skills needed to expand their opportunities for engaging in further education and/or employment.
TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute
Matthew Talbot Homeless Services / Ozanam Learning Centre
E-Learning in Homeless Communities (Stage 2)
This project seeks to continue the work of E-Learning in Homeless Communities a three-stage National VET E-learning Strategy funded project that began in January 2012.The overall aim of the project is to use online and mobile learning platforms to develop and deliver pathways into education and employment for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness in metropolitan Sydney and regional NSW, in particular, the centres of Armidale and Wagga.
Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education
Expanding DigiLink through Mobile Social Media
This project builds on the next iteration of an earlier successful project called DigiLink and aims to expand on that project by using a suite of e-learning tools to facilitate improved access and skills attainment across diverse learners and learning contexts.
Brisbane Youth Education & Training Centre
Unlocking Learning through Literacy & Numeracy
This project will provide a complete e-learning package, delivering essential literacy and numeracy skills to our senior school students. It will cater for various learning styles and support learners who have been previously disengaged from school and/or work. This project will support learners to achieve the Intermediate and Certificate I levels of the Core Skills in Employment and Training (CSET), in both Communication and Numeracy.
Mueller College (Provider Number 30414)
Google It
The goal of this project is to find ways to deliver complete online units using only free social tools as alternatives to expensive and more technical solutions like learning management systems. This will build confidence in the use of e-learning for learners developing their e-literacy, foundation skills and pre-vocational skills.
Bedford Training
The Good Guys
Learning to Learn
This project will help people disenfranchised from study or work gain confidence to lead them into further pathways for study or work. The project will use technology to engage students and develop skills and discipline required for classroom training and to understand how they can use these skills to support their own lives.
Transport Training Solutions
Transferring Driving Skills to Refugees.
This project will deliver visual learning, through online media, to assist in transferring the correct motor vehicle driving skills to refugees to allow them to obtain their driving license with less one-on-one instructed lessons. This raises refugee employability as most employers strongly value employees having a driving license.
Minister of Education trading as Thebarton Senior College
The Construction Industry Training Board
Literacy, Safety and Supporting Trades Learners
This project will create shareable, well scaffolded pathways that will give culturally and linguistically diverse learners, currently exluded from meaningful work, the literacy skills and understanding of OHS required to enter the resources or building and construction industries. High speed internet will enable rich media to supplement written instructions and allow access at the learners pace and convenience.
Barkuma Inc.
Practical Learning Solutions
Online for communication in employment services
This project will provide 25 learners in remote and regional South Australia with access to the CHCCOM403A. The project will contextualise existing e-learning resources and adapt other existing content to deliver an enriched and engaging online program, taking advantage of a broadband connection. In so doing, it will build the capacity of the learners to provide individually tailored services to clients who are remote and Aboriginal persons
Tasmanian Polytechnic
Max Employment
e-Volving e-Learning e-Pathways
This e-learning trial would provide the opportunity for remote regional students from the far North West and Western Tasmania, who have not completed years 11 or 12, to complete a pre-vocational course using the NBN. This course includes, career planning, employability and research and study skills thus giving them the abilities to go on to further vocational training.
JobCo. Training
Department of Human Services, Fitzroy Renewal Project
The Business of Work
The project will raise e-literacy, pre vocational skills, and foundation skills of the residential population of Atherton Gardens Estate in Fitzroy. This will also include employment outcomes and accredited training certification for participants. This program will create a space that develops and supports principles of connectivity (inclusive and connected); content (informed and innovative) and capability (confident and successful).The course has undergone a successful trial with JobCo.
Victoria University
Oztron Media
Sustainable Demolitions: a construction pre-apprentice game
The project will research, build and evaluate an immersive 3D computer game delivering sustainability and demolition training to pre-apprentices studying a VET in Schools-based Certificate II in Construction. The game will enhance learning and teaching outcomes by aligning gameplay and specific learning outcomes with VET learning styles and engage students by making them active agents in the learning experience.
Accessible eLearning for Work Education
This project provides an opportunity for learners with a disability to undertake a blended approach to learning, incorporating a number of units from the Certificate I Course in Initial General Education for Adults via the web in an accessible learning environment that is underpinned by open source applications including Moodle and Mahara.
Victoria University
Central Gippsland Insitute of TAFE
Law Language and Culture
This project delivers blended learning to support East African settler communities in Melbourne and regional Victoria. This innovative ESL program has a content focus on Australian legal systems, legal processes and cultural dimensions of law and law enforcement.
YNH Services Inc
St Johns Village
e-Way to Learning
This e-learning project will develop foundation skills to support future workforce development training for both new entrants and existing aged care and home & community care workers. Learners will acquire the requisite e-learning skills for positive learning outcomes to be achieved.
Central Gippsland Institute of TAFE (GippsTAFE)
Yooralla You Can - First Base
Learning for Employment
This project will design, deliver and evaluate an innovative program for young learners with disabilities in South Gippsland, Victoria. Participants will develop skills with mobile technologies and e-portfolios for living and working; gaining credit towards three units in Certificate I Transition Education. An online, community of practice, site will be developed and will extend beyond the course, with learners continuing to build their online individual learning plan.
Kangan Institute
Hang out to learn English
This project builds on Kangan's previous National VET E-learning Strategy project, Hat's off to the NBN, connecting fashion students with an industry expert through a two-user video connection.This project proposes to use iPads and Google+ Hangout to facilitate many students joining a group discussion to develop speaking and listening skills. This will enable students in different locations to join the learning experience.
JSW Training & Community Services
Remotely Possible
This project will enable the delivery of CGEA2GO to young remote learners facing a range of barriers including; geographic isolation, mental and physical illness, incarceration and work and family commitments. This project will embed social media tools to build social cohesion amongst this distinct learning community and increase the scope of technology assisted assessment tasks.
Durack Institute of Technology
No more pencils, no more books!
This project will incorporate more engaging digital learning materials delivered via iPads, instead of the traditional paper-based workbooks currently used, for two Units of Competency from the Certificate II Automotive Vehicle Servicing qualification. It will continue incorporating the use of more interactive digital materials, to help ensure engagement and better completions rates, as well as improve students’ chances of progressing on to an Apprenticeship, or employment.
Great Southern Institute of Technology
Building Online Learning Skills
This project will develop and deliver a training program to students using iPads as the delivery medium, for units of competence included in Certificates I and II in General Education for Adults. This program builds on the successful Learning for the Future program delivered in 2012, by expanding it to include another student cohort who face barriers to employment and education. The end result will be an extended, contextualized program available for use with different groups using portable devices as the training mediums.

Vocational training projects:

State/ Territory
Business Partner
Project Name
Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)
Innovative Online Teacher Training Facilitation
This project will enhance the delivery of a teaching qualification required to teach and assess Vocational Education and Training. An online study model is being proposed that will utilise the national broadband network for online collaboration and the streaming of high definition teaching resources for teacher education. VET Teachers are required to hold the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification an ASQA requirement, and this project will provide additional opportunities for participants to achieve the required teaching qualification.
Wisdom Learning
Build digital literacy in business
The project will improve the digital literacy skills of business owners and managers undertaking the Diploma of Management (BSB51107) program. The project will build participants digital literacy skills by incorporating accessible blended learning tools and strategies (which could be used with high speed broadband) into the learning and assessment of this program. Participants will be encouraged to use the tools and strategies they experience in the program to facilitate new ways of learning in their businesses.
Canberra Institute of Technology
Fire and Rescue NSW
Advancing Fire Investigation Skills Nationally
This project seeks to combine several visual technologies, still, video and ISRAPS (Interactive Scene Recording & Presentation Software) with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFS) to create a world first learning and assessment tool that combines fire modelling data with real fire footage. This project will also develop a second visual tool to allow easy computation of fuel loads, by having a drag and drop of items (fuel packages) into a fire scene. This tool will allow learners to better understand how a fire develops under different fuel load conditions.
Optimum Training & Development
SouthSide Community Services Inc
ACT Childcare Training, E-learning Opportunity
This project will see the introduction of e-learning technologies within ACT Child Care training. E-learning will be used to deliver a cluster of competencies in the Certificate III Children’s Services (CHC30708) to Child Care Trainees in the ACT. The project will expand training options to meet current and future Child Care workforce development needs in a locally and nationally recognised skill shortage industry.
Learning Options
Augmented reality in First Aid training
This project will deliver training in 2 units of competence from the Certificate III in Business (Education) to a minimum of 50 students, with capacity for future roll out through all first aid training. Augmented reality will complement existing online and classroom delivery tools and add a 'real life operation' element to the classroom with visualisations of first aid scenarios and augmented reality projections of human anatomy.
Canberra Institute of Technology
Libraries ACT
Academic Skills for learners with disability
This project will customise existing academic skill resources to make them more accessible to students with a disability by changing the language to be precise and unambiguous and creating supporting resources for students in the Autism / Asperger spectrum..
Riverina institute of TAFE
E-Learning for Fabrication & Welding
This project will repackage existing units of competence from a range of locations including Toolboxes, and other relevant repositories for online delivery to a number of pilot groups of Certificate III Fabrication trade students. The online delivery of the units will assist in improving the flexibility of learning for students as well as assist in addressing the critical skills shortage in the fabrication industry.
TAFE NSW- New England Institute
Bakery AppS for the Industry
This project will support fifteen apprentices undertaking the trade qualifications - Food Processing (Retail Baking -Combined), (Retail Baking Bread) and/or (Plant Baking). These apprentices are geographically dispersed across the breadth of the New England, North West Region and North Coast region of NSW and undertake the “off-the-job” training component of this course one day per month. This project will investigate and incorporate mobile technologies to support the ongoing skill development of bakery apprentices targeting a learning medium familiar to the student cohort.
Illawarra TAFE
Sams Paddock Boorowa Butchery
'Meat with Skype'
This project will trial Skype and portable/mobile technology in conjunction with online learning. This project will provide students in the meat industry with access to resources online and mobile technology, increase capacity of teachers to support and communicate with students, and enable students to build learner networks. Students will interact with teachers via Skype and access resources, complete formative e-Assessment and course requirements via an online learning management system (Moodle).
Fire & Rescue NSW
Improving training access for retained firefighters
The project will increase the number of units of competency from the Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations) available to retained firefighters at Fire & Rescue NSW. These part-time staff currently complete four units of competency from the Certificate II course, whereas, the permanent firefighters complete the full Certificate II in Public Safety. The project will improve access to recognised training for firefighters in regional and rural NSW through the conversion of selected Certificate II units currently delivered to permanent firefighters into e-learning modules.
TAFE NSW New England Institute
Medicare Local
E- Skills for Medicare Local Employees
This project will support 14 Aboriginal students employed with Medicare Local New England. Students will begin a skills set from Certificate III Fitness in 2012 progressing to further skills sets in 2013. Participants are located across the New England region up to 200 Kms from the delivery location. Part of the program will be delivered utilising e- technologies and all students will be required to develop e-learning skills to access underpinning skills and knowledge.
The Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation

Portfolio enabled e-assessment for Remote Stores
This project builds on previous delivery focussed e-learning projects utilising Moodle and mobile devices and now looks to incorporate video into its e-assessment practices, through Mahara and mobile devices. ALPA is an enterprise RTO that is owned and managed by an Indigenous Board. Its clients are remote, adult indigenous learners working in retail stores. Bandwidth access is variable across the store locations. ALPA is committed to developing innovative training and assessment solutions that provide quality services to these remote locations, reduce its carbon footprint and make training meaningful and appropriate to its indigenous stakeholders.
Simple Solutions Training and Consulting
Video Evidence for Care Skills
Video Assessment for Care Skills will provide aged care students and disability support trainees with the opportunity to capture and submit video assessment for their practical skills during vocational placements and in their workplace using portable technologies which are unobtrusive and do not impact on the "natural" care environment and relationship. Technologies that will be used will include Point of View glasses, camera phones and "flip" video cameras.
Gold Coast Institute of TAFE
Marcus Edward Concept Salons
Hairdressing on the go, mobile solutions
The project will focus on using high speed broadband enabled mobile technology and applications to deliver video enriched work-based learning, as well as gather and track formative and summative assessments in the workplace for hairdressing trainees. This project draws on previous Australian Flexible Learning Framework projects (2010 ebooks, 2010 portfolio e-skills) to to assist with transitioning existing resources suitable for mobile workplace delivery.
Australian International Business Institute
St John's College
Blended delivery Hospitality Certificate III
This project will target disengaged youth at the commencement of Year 10 with a highly interactive and exciting e-learning experience to encourage them to commence a Traineeship in Hospitality in the second semester. This traineeship will take students to the end of Year 12 to complete. Students will exit with an Industry-ready qualification, and greater employability prospects.
SkillsTech Australia
Grid-connect Photovoltaic System Accreditation
This project will enable electrical students’ Australia-wide to obtain the required accreditation (through the Clean Energy Council), to design and install Grid-connect Photovoltaic power systems. Students will complete three units of competency using high resolution video and e-assessment resources to enhance the learning experience.
Improvement Tools (Qld) Pty Ltd T/A The Improve Group
Australian Glass and Glazing Association (AGGA)
E-learning Certificate III Glazing Specific Units
This project will develop and trail e-learning content for the LMF30611 III in Glass and Glazing training qualifications and focus on the glazing specific units (Group C units) and related construction safety units. This is to enable an increased uptake of qualifications in the glazing industry. This project builds on a previous National VET E-learning Strategy project which developed and e-learning program for the Certificate III in Glass and Glazing. Glazing is listed as a priority industry sector in the Skills Australia Skilled Occupations list 2012.
Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE
Centre for Managed Strategies
Innovation in Educational Assessment
This project aims to capitalise on capabilities of the NBN by redesigning text-based assessment materials to reflect good practice for inclusive and equitable assessment - using visual and audio e-assessment materials for the competency - Provide Care for Children (CHCCN302A). This removes potential and unnecessary language and literacy barriers in assessment tools and accurately reflects work-ready language and literacy skills outlined by the Australian Core Skills Framework.
The Spectrum Organization Association inc
The Klevar Group Pty Ltd
Collecting audio on BYO devices
This project will trial the collection of audio for assessment purposes. Investigating the ways and methods for collecting audio evidence from both BYO and provided devices. The project will trial the collection of audio for assessment on three devices from rural remote Indigenous learners; regional learners; and urban learners. The findings of each cohort and comparison analysis will be documented and made available to the broader VET sector.
EarthSentials beauty and spa training academy
Diploma in Salon Management E-Learning
This project will e-deliver a Diploma in Salon Management to managers or owner managers who work relatively autonomously and coordinate and supervise others. It involves the self-directed application of knowledge and skills, and the provision of leadership and support they require.
TAFESA Regional APY Lands
Nganampa Health Council Inc.
Measuring Up Online-Aboriginal Health Workers
Online training success with ADSL broadband in the APY Lands has raised the possibility of exploring e-learning solutions, using web-conferencing, interactive activities on Moodle, online delivery and tutors for Nganampa Health employees. Participants can access training and learning support in work-based numeracy -measuring and calculating, and literacy -online documentation, from their community clinics. An Anangu language facilitator and mentor will be significant in engaging students along with resources using authentic material from the health sector. A strategy will be piloted for other Indigenous Health Services who wish to pursue new ways of training in remote and regional Australia.
College for Learning & Developmnet
Housing SA
Far West Learning Connections
This project will support learning and assessment in the workplace. Newly employed Housing SA Housing Officers require specialised training to work with regional and remote Indigenous clients. Currently these new employees travel over 500kms for this training, resulting in leaving their workplaces understaffed and being unable to backfill them due to local skills shortage. Learners, who often have no access to a desk computer, will utilise tablets to experience engaging online asynchronous programs as well as synchronous technologies such as Skype. This flexible approach will reduce the need for extensive travel, costly accommodation and the time away from servicing clients.
Master Builders Group Training Scheme
Digital Demos for Constructive Learning
This project involves designing and building systems and resources to support flexible learning and assessment processes for 2nd year carpentry competencies. The NBN will be used to deliver media rich e-learning resources in the form of video resources.
Industrylink: Culinary School of Excellence
Southern Trade Training Centres / Department of Education
Beam Me Out, Scotty! (BMOS!)
This project builds on the achievements of a past National VET E-learning Strategy project, NBN VET Together. This project will tackle the challenges of remote delivery and recorded assessment of a skill set via wireless video streaming, utilising the capabilities of superfast broadband to several learners at once.
GlobalNet ICT (Trading as GlobalNet Academy)
Aged and Community Services Tasmania (ACST)
NBN Digital Literacy Developing Agedcare capability
This project will use NBN and superfast broadband to support the delivery of basic technology foundation skills to identified employees from the Tasmanian aged care sector. NBN technology will be used to support video conferencing, collaborative technologies and on-demand content in a learning management system with face to face facilitation occurring periodically throughout the project.
Global Net ICT
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Growing our Future Connecting to Life
This project builds on a previous National VET E-learning Strategy NBN pilot, which trialled online training and assessment in Agrifoods Certificate I. This project will involve two new schools with both government and non-government schools working together with industry to open up training possibilities for students across Tasmania in an area of critical skills shortage that underpins Australia’s food security.
The Gordon Institute of TAFE
The City of Greater Geelong
Putting the flip in Aged Care
This project enables workers from the Aged Care industry to learn through video recordings of teaching – to make personal connections with the content and its application in the workplace. This methodology allows learners to pause and rewind their teacher, speak the language of learners, choose how, when and where they learn; and interact with teachers and fellow learners via online discussions and collaborate in classroom activities.
Kangan Institute
Creating sparks with e-learning
This project will develop a video based learning interface to engage reluctant readers who are disengaged by traditionally presented material and standard web pages. The interface will use the bandwidth of the NBN to transmit high definition, full-screen interactive learning material to vocational students undertaking an apprenticeship in electro-technology. The project will also develop a reference guide for teachers and developers outlining important considerations when developing e-learning content.
Holmesglen Institute of TAFE
Australian Brick & Blocklaying Training Foundation Ltd
E-Learning for the Victorian Landscaping industry
The project will develop a model which utilises high speed broadband to provide the learners in the Victorian Bricklaying industry with optimal access to a trainer. This will increase access to training and assessment through synchronous and asynchronous delivery using different e-learning technologies including 'point of view glasses', point-to-point video conferencing, mobile technologies and Moodle. This project will improve students' learning outcomes, improving skill and knowledge level and possibly shortening the time taken to achieve competence.
Department of Primary Industries Pig Health and Research Unit (DPIPHRU)
Pigs in Space
This project focuses on a train the trainer model to assist in the development of skilled workers for the Victorian Pork industry. This industry now requires suitably qualified staff under legislation and the industry expertise for training and assessment is held within the Department of Primary Industries Pig Health and Research Unit (DPI). Working with DPI and partner piggeries, this project seeks to develop an e-learning methodology and trial platform. This will enable piggeries to ensure that their staff can assist in the training and assessment process by undertaking the Workplace Supervisor Skill Set.
Box Hill Institute
Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors' Association (AMCA)
Mobile checklists enabling authentic workplace assessment
To extend the capacity for authentic workplace learning and assessment, this project will investigate ways mobile devices can be used to record and transfer workplace assessments (both offline and online) into the Moodle LMS for targeted apprenticeship areas. By developing digital checklists that integrate a range of media the feasibility of utilising e-learning in the workplace to record student progress is strengthened.
East Gippsland TAFE T/A Advance TAFE
East Gippsland Food Cluster Inc
Getting enterprise based competitive systems online
Competitive systems enhance business efficiency, productivity and QA. Using an eLearning platform, this project will support partner businesses to implement enterprise specific training modules based on SOPs and QA. The training modules will be linked to an online assessment hub allowing participants to be assessed against units of competence at the completion of industry based training. Building on previous funding opportunities, our project aims to break down the barriers that face business in developing their own eLearning materials, to create a cohesive model that best fits the individual enterprise, whilst meeting quality national training standards.
ATA Training
HomeCare Options
E-learning in HCC
This project involves placing Certificate III in Home & Community Care online and through delivery of the qualification using Moodle LMS, enhancing the current organisational learning culture and environment. Online learning tools which mirror the classroom delivery will be promoted to learners to encourage them to participate in accredited training. Having access to a trainer via email and chat rooms will support this flexible learning model and act as an incentive tool to keep the learner on track.
Polytechnic West
Building Commission of WA
Painter's Registration On-Line (Part 2)
The accredited course "52202 Painters Registration" is currently delivered in the Perth metropolitan area only. At this stage there is no training program to accommodate regional candidates. This project will work closely with the Building Commission of Western Australia to fill the training gap. This project will use the Moodle LMS to provide candidates with access to learning and assessment, and for lecturers to communicate, monitor, and provide feedback to candidates. Upon successful completion, candidates can apply for licensing.
Karrayili Adult Education Centre Aboriginal Corporation
Kimberley Training Institute
Karrayili Remote Community Online Training Strategy
This online training hub will deliver introductory computer training (BSBITU101A) and a virtual classroom familiarisation course. Engaging students in training towards efficient and effective workplace habits through Certificate II in Business (BSB20107). Three organisations will also be introduced to online enterprise management training, business mentorship, business support and corporate governance.
Challenger Institute of Technology
St John of God Hospital Murdoch
Streaming for a better health pathway
This project will build on a past National VET E-learning Strategy project in which lecturers and students piloted a delivery model that incorporated a live, remote class room option for Nursing/Aged Care students at the Challenger Institute’s Peel Campus. In this project, the delivery model will be designed and implemented so that it is incorporated into the term 1, 2013 learning schedule for the Nursing Career Combo students. The Peel Campus students and lecturers will interact, in real-time, with the Murdoch Campus’ nursing lecturers and students in a variety of activities, including demonstrations and scenarios.
Challenger Institute of Technology
Not applicable.
Mobilising Maritime Learning with BYOD
This project seeks to buid the capability of Challenger and the Maritime Industry to create accessible training models for students employed at sea. It also aims to stimulate the uptake of 'bring your own devices' (BYOD) and to support flexible options for individual participation in training and employment, and to align with current workforce skill shortages.
Great Southern Institute of Technology
Rural Skills Australia
Planning to Plant?
This project takes an existing platform and expands it to include learning resources specifically targeted at WA horticulture and conservation and land management students in rural and regional areas and increases both student and lecturer skill levels in the e-learning environment.
Department of Training & Workforce Development
To be advised
To be advised

Pathways to higher qualifications projects:

Business Partner
Project Name
Canberra Institute of Technology
Australian Catholic University, Canberra Campus (Signadou)
Broadband Academic Self-esteem
This project seeks to adapt and expand the previous National VET E-learning Strategy’s Academic Self-esteem project. In this project, the existing module will be repeated for new students in community services diplomas. This project will also develop customised content into an online e-learning resource to support students.
TAFE NSW Western Sydney Institute - Blue Mountains College
The Escarpment Group
E-facilitation empower trade to management
This project focuses on empowering learners by using existing technology to reshape current pedagogy practices with a view to expanding students’ vocational horizons. The delivery model is a combination of recognition processes and skills gap training delivered online. The delivery method will ensure employability skills and sustainability skills are incorporated in line with the current training package.
New England Institute of TAFE NSW
Tamworth Equine Veterinary Centre
NiBbliNg in the Cloud Animal Care
This project is designed to up-skill teaching staff in the Animal Care section at Tamworth Campus in the use of technologies which take advantage high speed broadband such as that provided by NBN to enrich delivery of our external course in Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing. We plan to stream high definition video via broadband to iPhones and iPads.
NSW State Emergency Service
Kiama Community College (RTO)
E-skilling the SES - Stage 2
This project is a blended learning program which builds on a Stage 1 National VET E-learning Strategy project. In Stage 2, ten learners will take on the role of e-champion and mentor others in e-facilitation; assist others to develop pathways to higher education, complete the Diploma; and test the Stage 1 model for transferability.
TAFENSW - North Coast Institute
New Media Communication for E-Learning
This project will develop and update current workforce skills, by engaging learners and existing workers from remote locations as part of their studies and will utilise national broadband capabilities to connect to e workshops, for presentations, discussion of media texts and practising interviewing techniques. Students will use mobile devices and social media to submit assessments, and create e-portfolios for media industry
UNE Partnerships
Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM)
Health Workforce Planning and Development
This project will build capacity and capability in workforce planning and development through an innovative e-Learning solution, with a view to contribute to the development of a robust national workforce plan for the health management workforce. Learners will develop key skills in project management, planning and development. Leveraging the ACHSM’s partnerships with key healthcare organisations, we will set an example for creating innovative, accountable and sustainable workforce solutions.
North Coast Institute of TAFE
Virtually Hyperconnected
Building on the success of the National VET E-learning Strategy’s Virtually Enterprising project, this project will embed (as opposed to trial) the use of the virtual world in mainstream delivery, connecting students and teachers with business mentors and industry experts across Australia while at the same time trialling a Hyper-connected Learning Model.
TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute
Get Recognised – E-Learning Pathways
This project will create a technology driven framework to up-skill workers in the non-government sector of the Mental Health & Alcohol & Other Drugs in delivering on line Diploma in Community Services (Mental Health and Alcohol & Other Drugs) to existing workers in the sector. This project addresses the current under-qualification and lack of educational pathways of many skilled staff in the non-government and consumer advocacy sectors. This framework will provide an innovative training pathway and forgo the traditional face to face classroom delivery.
Wide Bay Institute of TAFE
Automotive Skills Queensland
Workforce Development iSkills for Automotive Supervisors
This project will provide a case study on applying a multi-technology approach with a traditionally techno-phobic industry. Automotive line managers across QLD will use a combination of NBN supported technology to form a collaborative approach in solving a crisis currently facing this industry as a result of the resources boom. Participants will develop 'work ready' checklists from an iPhone application available to this industry via the Cloud.
The Bremer Institute of TAFE
Save The Children Foundation
E-Learning using Low Cost Access devices
This project will deliver CHCGROUP403D online to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in remote and rural areas in preparation for delivery of a specific child safety program. Outcomes will include increasing basic digital literacy skills; a group of e-learning pioneers using e-learning via high speed broadband in their communities; improved skills and knowledge to be able to access broadband where no broadband access exists, or is restricted by access to, or cost of, equipment required to connect.
BNIT - Learning Network Queensland
Increasing Student Success Using Interactive Content
Currently, Chemistry and Biology are offered for study in an online environment and print-based. Physics is print-based only. This project will move Physics into an online format and create online laboratory activities for Biology, Physics and Chemistry - to allow for hands-on practical application of the scientific method and increase student success in the science fields. These courses will create a pathway for students to pursue higher education.
UQ-GVEC (Gatton Vocational Education Centre)
E-Learning Train the Trainer Chemical application
This project will provide online access to accredited training by focusing on training existing chemical trainers at the higher level and facilitate the latest research standards through offering e-learning skills and advanced qualification in Diploma in Chemical Application Technology. This project will develop more proficient standards and educational programs to implement risk reduction strategies and increase the financial, environmental and sustainable components of our rural regional communities and industries.
The Skills Institute (TSI)
Choose Employment
S.M.A.R.T. (Smart Mobile Accessible Remote Training)
This project will equip students with the required skills to use the NBN. Highspeed internet connectivity will transform the Smartboard touch screen where 3D content will be viewed, manipulated and streamed wirelessly to iPads, enabling a synchronous learning experience for students. This interactivity will engage and enhance training and introduce teachers and supervisors to a range of innovative delivery modes. A second student cohort located in regional Tasmania will receive the same training experience via the NBN, where Smartboards can take exciting classroom delivery to the world at the touch of a finger.
Pelion Consulting Pty Ltd
Principal Technologies: IT consulting, support, software & web development
Choose Your Own Online Adventure
This project will enable regionally based e-champions of the future to use the NBN productively and to develop and share usable, scalable e-learning models. We will guide learning experiences in the practical application of e-learning technologies including video-conferencing, virtual worlds and geo-location applications. The aim is to model good, high bandwidth e-learning practices which learners will then test and implement with learners.
GlobalNet Academy
Aged & Community Services Tasmania (ACST)
NBN Enabled leadership in Aged Care
This project aims to build a champion industry group that values learning and training to provide a sustainable and tangible benefit to the industry, participating organisations’ operations, their employees and their residents. It aims to increase the leadership capability and capacity of the Tasmanian Aged Care Sector by training leaders in critical areas of management using Video Conferencing, rich media, podcasting, e-portfolios and a central LMS repository all using NBN and superfast broadband.
Holmesglen Institute of TAFE
Peer review strategies using e-learning
A quality portfolio is a critical requirement for design students to access and pursue educational pathways to gain higher qualifications. This project makes innovative use of e-learning technologies to develop a superior portfolio and provide students with increased opportunities to achieve their academic pathway. Social spaces and multi-point video conferencing, will link industry peers to students. A Facebook group will be established as a central learning space for sharing folios of work, ideas and feedback. It will serve as a merging point of Personal Learning Networks.
Central Gippsland Institute of TAFE (GippsTAFE)
Education Support a Pathway to teaching
This project provides a pathway for students undertaking a qualification in Education Support that caters for people who hven’t necessarily completed formal secondary qualifications. Completion of the TAFE Diploma allows students to progress to a degree in primary education at Monash University. The program will use innovative technologies such as e-portfolios, mobile technologies, online discussion and reflective blogs. Learners are required to be involved in the industry to participate in this training to ensure they have opportunities to observe and participate in current work practices.
C Y O'Connor Institute
E-Learning needs in Agriculture
This project intends to increase the number of individuals in the agricultural sector in gaining a higher qualification through the implementation of an e-learning approach. It will be modelled on a theoretical framework which integrates technology, pedagogy and content knowledge (TPACK) into the design of a skillset within the Diploma of Agriculture qualification. In this model, the intention to embed the use of a range of technologies in interactive and engaging ways relies both on the integration of innovative technologies in pedagogically defensive ways as well as developing the skill of the trainer to achieve this goal.
RMIT University
Upskilling bookeepers with iTunesU and ePortfolios
The aim is to design an accounting skill set that engages learners through the art of storytelling using digital video to present a workplace, problem-based learning approach; marrying theory and practice to develop practical workplace skills. The project will develop a cutting edge delivery model available globally and accessible through mobile technologies that prepares bookkeepers for registration in Australia. The aim is to make accounting visually engaging to be achieved using a two-strand approach; iTunes U to house most of the learning material and PebblePad webfolios for assessment/reflection and support materials to enhance transition and pathways into and out of the program. Storing learning materials on iTunesU increases the programs accessibility for a learn anywhere/anytime approach, providing free learning materials to anyone interested. PebblePad webfolios on the other hand will provide the University specific assessment materials including weekly quizzes to increase understanding and to build reflective practice and employability skills.
Centre for Adult Education
Medical Indemnity Protection Society
English Online for Healthcare Professionals
Materials from units Cert IV in ESL - Professional will be converted into an online e-learning resource and made available through an eWorks Moodle. Particular emphasis will be placed on adapting content sourced through the VELS content repository, and using the Wimba voice tools for developing listening and speaking skills in particular. These will include: • Voice boards which will enable students to post and listen to voice messages within discussion boards.
• Create or upload podcasts for user subscription
• Voice Recordings on a content pages such as Power Points slides etc
These activities will be developed in the context of cultural awareness and language within the workplace. The 347 items currently available in the content repository and directly related to medical training will be examined and evaluated for integration into the units as appropriate.
Gordon TAFE
Eportfolios lead to Higher Qualification Pathways
With a deeper understanding of the need for more flexible options to improve student outcomes for pathways to higher education and/or into industry, we used eportfolios as a learning and assessment strategy during 2012.
We forged links with Deakin University and we were able to present the concept to various personnel from the School of Architecture.
Stage 2 will enable us to take the concept of portability of learning and experiences to a wider audience within the Advanced Design and Building program area. All Year one students will be required to present their learning and assessment tasks via eportfolios. This will enable them to see the building of their skills and the end result will be a fully marketable example of their skills, knowledge and experiences over the period of their study.
For Design students who produce work tasks of a highly visual nature, being able to present in this way is an attractive alternative.
Monday 17th September