National VET E-learning Strategy Released

By September 3, 2013 December 5th, 2014 Blog

The National VET E-learning Strategy 2012-2015 plays a key role in supporting the Australian training sector to maximise opportunities associated with the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN). The strategy is driven by a vision and three goals, supported by interconnected approaches, as follows:


A globally competitive Australian training system underpinned by world class e-learning infrastructure and capability.

Goal 1: Develop and utilise e-learning strategies to maximise the benefits of the national investment in broadband
The utilisation of broadband for training will be maximised by the following approaches:
Sponsorship of e-learning programs at National Broadband Network (NBN) sites to demonstrate the power of NBN and encourage take-up of broadband in all jurisdictions
Research and system support for the educational and technical aspects of using broadband-enabled and emerging technologies
A broadband-enabled content services centre encouraging VET practitioners to create and share e-learning content

Goal 2: Support workforce development in industry through innovative training solutions

Industry workforce development using e-learning will be stimulated by:
Industry-wide planning for e-learning integration
Regional partnerships between business and registered training providers (RTOs) to deliver e-learning tailored to the needs of local industry

Goal 3: Expand participation and access for individuals through targeted elearning approaches

Opportunities for individual participation and access will be strengthened through:
E-learning programs in foundation skills and e-literacy for learners experiencing disadvantage, as preparation for further training and employment
E-learning initiatives allowing individuals with access difficulties to develop skills reflecting jurisdictional labour market needs
Support for the use of e-portfolios to assist learners to identify and manage their evidence of learning, and the pursuit of a national e-portfolio approach including electronic access to qualification data, allowing seamless recognition of learning as learners move between education and training settings
Support for learner pathways through innovative programs leading to higher VET qualifications, skill sets or entry to higher education

The full strategy can be accessed at: