2021 – it’s a wrap!

Happy holidays from Chemene Sinson

2021 – it’s a wrap!

What a year we had in 2021!

We continued to work online – sometimes live, sometimes not.  And we sometimes got to meet people in person, giving up our much-loved trackie daks for ‘hard pants’ – this year’s term for slacks that are less comfortable than our trackies.

I want to thank you – my colleagues, clients and friends – for your generosity.  We shared time, experience, challenges, and ways to overcome these.  Through it all, I learned a great deal, and trust that you did, also.

Now, I feel we have earned a break

I wish you a happy, healthy and safe holiday season, and look forward to working with you again in 2022.

I will take a short break then officially return on Monday, 17 January 2022.

Some things I’ll pay attention to in 2022

TAE resources

I’ll be spending most of January working behind the scenes to finish updating our TAE40116 resources for 2022 and beyond.  We are especially excited about the 2022 template, as we have completely reworked it to be more accessible and more adaptable to varied delivery modes.

TAE Training Package Review

I will continue to monitor progress on the review of the TAE Training Package and will post information as I learn about it.  You may also want to subscribe to PWC’s Skills for Australia’s site.

Skills Reform

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) will continue overseeing the review and reform of the VET Sector.  You may also want to visit the Skills Reform Engagement Hub to learn more.

LLN and VET Meeting Place

I will continue to administer the LLN and VET Meeting Place site in 2022 and would welcome your contributions.  From this site, we offer a hub of information and practical resources that aim to help VET practitioners learn more about language, literacy, numeracy, and other foundation skills, and how to integrate foundation skill instruction into training.  We rely on a community of practitioners to provide useful, cost-free content.  I welcome your feedback and contributions in 2022!

Foundation Skills Frameworks Review

Recently DESE announced a review of the foundation skills frameworks currently used in Australia – particularly the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) and the Digital Literacy Skills Framework (DLSF).  I’ll be paying attention to the outcomes of the review.  Register your interest or learn more on the DESE website.

Latest trends in adult learning

This is what I like the most about my work as an educator – discovering how to help people learn, even better!  I am grateful for the many conversations I’ve had with many people this year, sharing, discussing and applying the latest trends in adult learning and neuroscience.  One Australian-based site that I find useful is the Science of Learning Research Centre.  They have produced a set of PEN Principles which offer practical ways to apply the latest research in ‘PEN’ – psychology, education and neuroscience.


There is much to look forward to in 2022. But first, we rest.  I wish you and your family a happy, safe and restful holiday break and look forward to seeing you on the other side of it!