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It would appear that 7 years old is the equivalent of 777 years old in website age I’m excited to announce (and show you) the all-new Blackwater Projects website. My old website has served me well, but the ever-increasing number of caring emails I received, offering...

Did someone just forget to mention this? There are people like me in this world who actually read the Communiques that the AISC issues following its regular meetings.  We believe that these Communiques give a complete and accurate account of discussions and decisions made at each...

Happy new year!  I trust that 2016 is off to  great start. This post is for people interested in TAE40110 resources I have been developing.  I spent the holidays updating the TAE40110 to a fresh new look and feel.  This has not just been a small...

Latest news! In case you haven't heard, IBSA has released drafts of the revised assessment units from the Cert IV TAE.  Visit the IBSA website for more latest information, or read my summary below: History To catch up on why these changes are being asked for, read my...

This post is by Ann Leske, Literacy expert from LLNandVETmeetingplace:If developing learners’ foundation skills is important to you or your RTO, this post will give you some practical ways to get started.Before we start, if you are new to foundation skills, background information about the national...

Why didn't Mum warn me against becoming a TAE specialist?She could have told me that the constant changes to Australia's vocational education and training system would have me chained to my computer writing continuous updates that have little to do with building skills at being...

Help ACER trial FSAT!Who is ACER?ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research) is looking for RTOs and learners to help them trial the new, FSAT (Foundation Skills Assessment Tool).What is FSAT?FSAT will be a free, online LLN assessment tool.  ACER has had their top LLN people...

Last time I checked, 'tranche' was French for 'slice'.  In this post I will summarise what was announced this past week as part of VET Reform, 'slice 2'I attended the VELG Conference last Thursday and Friday (11-12 September) in Brisbane. Keynote presenters on the morning...