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The Pathways to TAFE and the Learn Local TAFE Support pilot programs are focused at identifying existing best practice A-frames, curriculum and learning and teaching resources to make available for wider use.

The learning and teaching resources identified through these programs will assist either learners seeking a training pathway into TAFE or existing at-risk TAFE students by strengthening their foundational skills.

Both programs are aligned to principles from the Ministerial Statement on the Future of Adult Community Education in Victoria 2020-25 and the ACFE Board Strategy 2020-25.

  • The Pathways to TAFE program is designed to help equip learners who have not yet commenced accredited training at TAFE with the prerequisite skills and knowledge to succeed.

    The Pathways to TAFE program objectives are to:

    • Equip learners with the prerequisite knowledge, vocational skills or foundation level and generic skills to enhance their ability to succeed in a TAFE course through delivery of a pre-accredited program.
    • Provide investment in course development and creation of best practice learning resources.
    • Strengthen the integration of the post-secondary system through partnerships that provide simplified, defined learner pathways between sectors.
    • Facilitate the delivery of additional places or student contact hours.

    The Department is currently developing Southern Grampians Adult Education’s 'Ready for Hospitality' program and Olympic Adult Education’s 'Employable Me!/Moving On' program.

  • The Learn Local TAFE Support program is designed to support learners who are already studying at TAFE but have been identified as being at a high-risk of exiting their studies due to lack of foundation-level skills. 

    The Learn Local TAFE Support program objectives are to:

    • Provide early support for learners enrolled in TAFE courses who are at risk of withdrawing by enabling them to succeed in their accredited course.
    • Provide investment in course development and creation of best practice learning resources.
    • Strengthen the integration of the post-secondary system through partnerships that provide simplified, defined learner pathways between sectors.
    • Facilitate the delivery of additional places or student contact hours.

    The Department is currently developing the 'Gaining the Edge' program created by Bass Coast Adult Learning, Foundation Learning Centre and Chisholm Institute, as well as the 'Learn Local Study Support' program created by Zoe Support, Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council and SuniTAFE.

  • The Learn Local TAFE Support and the Pathways to TAFE programs are aiming to achieve the following outcomes:

    • Identify good practice curriculum and teaching and learning resources that support learners seeking a training pathway into TAFE or existing at-risk TAFE students by strengthening their foundational skills.
    • Enhance curriculum and teaching and learning resources in line with new quality standards.
    • Pilot, review and deliver enhanced learning and teaching resources through the delivery of additional SCH in 2021.
    • Publish materials for use across the sector in 2021.

    Learning and teaching materials developed through both programs will be made available on the future Learn Local Sector Secure Portal, for use by all Learn Locals delivering similar programs. They will shortly be uploaded to the Resources section of the Learn Local website or  learnlocal.org.au/resources.

  • The Department, in partnership with the VET Development Centre, facilitated a general information session to assist Learn Local providers with an Expression of Interest for Adult, Community and Further Education Additional Pre-accredited Delivery Hours on Thursday 29 April 2021. The presentation is available on the Learn Local Sector website.

    Learn Local providers can choose to request additional student contact hours using the associated resources, which have been developed through the Learn Local TAFE Support and Pathways to TAFE programs:

    • Gaining the Edge
    • Learn Local Student Support (from Term 3)
    • Ready for Hospitality
    • Employable Me!/Moving On

    Providers are also invited to nominate training delivered with the following resources:

    • Success4U
    • Existing Pathways to accredited TAFE programs across a range of industry streams.

    Gaining the Edge is currently available to registered providers through the Resources section of the Learn Local Sector website.

  • For more information, please contact the staff at your regional office.

Reviewed 18 May 2021

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