Welcome to the E-Learning for Participation & Skills Wiki

The E-learning for Participation and Skills business activity is newly established for 2012/13. It will provide opportunities for learners, including disadvantaged learners, to gain access to pre-vocational training, training for critical skills needs (informed by jurisdictional and national priorities) and/or pathways to higher qualifications to increase workforce participation.

Projects which utilise broadband-enabled (high-speed) information technology to enhance learning opportunities will be a focus of this activity, developing expertise in preparation for the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout. Project proponents will be required to demonstrate consultation with stakeholder groups to establish priorities, criteria and channels for targeting e-learning programs to specific learner groups. Projects funded under this business activity will highlight the benefits of e-learning for achieving accessible vocational education and training.

About the National VET E-Learning Strategy

The E-Learning for Participation and Skills forms part of the National VET E-learning Strategy (which aims to strengthen the Australian training sector’s use of new learning technologies and opportunities, such as the National Broadband Network (NBN) to make major advances in the achievement of government training objectives.

The Strategy seeks to build the capability of Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), industry and community stakeholders to create more accessible training options and facilitate new ways of learning through technology. It also aims to stimulate e-learning ventures to support individual participation in training and employment, and the alignment of workforce skill levels with economic needs.

The National VET E-learning Strategy is driven by the vision:
A globally competitive Australian training system underpinned by world class e-learning infrastructure and capability.

and has the following three goals:
  • Develop and utilise e-learning strategies to maximise the benefits of the national investment in broadband.
  • Support workforce development in industry through innovative training solutions.
  • Expand participation and access for individuals through targeted e-learning approaches