Presentation on theme: "Welcome National Broadband Network (NBN) E-Learning Program"— Presentation transcript:
1Welcome National Broadband Network (NBN) E-Learning Program Information for Applicants
2Agenda Welcome and introduction The Big Picture NBN program overview CoverageWhat you need to knowOutcomesEligibility to applyCo-investmentTimelines and milestonesWhat’s next?ExamplesContact informationQ&A
3Project team Fiona Huskinson NBN National Business Manager TAS/VIC/WA/SAJennifer BattenNSW/ACT/NT/QLD
4Project team continued Eloise RushtonNBN Project Support Officer (TAS)Frankie ForsythNBN Project Consultant (TAS)Melanie DorieanNSW E-learning Coordinator (NSW)
5The National VET E-learning Strategy The National Broadband Network (NBN) E-learning Programs forms part of the National VET E-learning StrategyVision: 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.Strategic Objective: Demonstrate the power of broadband to enhance outcomes for learners, and promote growth in broadband-based training as the NBN rollout proceeds
6NBN E-learning Programs Business Activity will: provide opportunities through targeted funding to create innovative approaches for using the NBN.develop skills to improve Australia’s workforce participation and productivity.
7Coverage Tasmania will manage projects in; VIC SA WA TAS NSW will manageprojects in;ACTQLDNTNSW
8NBN Stage 1 pilot sites Tasmania: Midway Point Smithton Scottsdale Victoria:BrunswickSouth Australia:WillungaNSW/ACT:Armidale and Kiama/ MinnamurraQLD:Townsville
10What you need to know $25,000 to $50,000 (plus GST) for projects Projects run from January to June 2012Projects must focus on improved learner outcomesinclude a minimum of 10 learners, with larger numbers of learners preferredProjects must use NBN pilot sites (Stage 1)Projects can be across state bordersProjects should consist of recognised training which may include:Industry recognised competencies* and/orNationally recognised units of competence*Applicants should provide evidence of the acceptance and relevance of Industry Based Competencies that are not on the national register
11What you need to know cont.. Projects musttrial innovative programs using high capacity connection, for example: telepresence, simulated learning, game-based learning, e-tutors, learner analytics and videostreaming solutions, and/orfacilitate VET programs using broadband-based information technology to improve training access and outcomes for learners, and/orprepare organisational readiness models for delivering training and assessment services for the NBN, for example organisational capability, enabling connectivity to the NBN.
12OutcomesImproved access and skills attainment for learners through broadband-based training programs.The development of models using broadband/high bandwidth based VET delivery.The growth and enhancement of partnerships to deliver new training solutions using the NBN for learners and communities.
13Eligibility to applyBusiness, Community Groups and Registered Training Organisationsproposals should include an RTO partnerany partner organisation may have the role of Lead Agent, taking responsibility for accountability for funds, effective management of the project, reporting and delivery of outcomes.Lead Agents must be legal entities.
14enabling technology used for E-learning Co-InvestmentProject applicants must demonstrate that their project budget includes a co-investment contribution*. Contributions can include:salariesenabling technology used for E-learning*The level of co-contribution that is offered will be taken into account by the selection panel in competitive assessment of project proposals
15Timelines and Milestones ActionDue dateFunding opportunities advertised17 October 2011Applications close10 November 2011Applicants notified of outcome5 December 2011Contracts completed22 December 2011Induction eventsDecember 2011Projects commence1 January 2012Project visitsMarch/ April 2012Submission of final Project Reports (includes acquittal statement of project expenditure and post project measurement of learner and project outcomes)15 June 2012
16What's next? Funding opportunity has been advertised nationally Information for Applicants including application form will be available at the Flexible Learning site:DateTimeLocation / LinkTuesday 18 October9:30 to 11:30 amSmithton, Tasmania12:30 to 1:30 pmOnline Information SessionWednesday 19 October9:00 to 11:00 amScottsdale, TasmaniaTuesday 25 OctoberMelbourne, VictoriaThursday 27 October11:00 to 1:00 pmHobart, TasmaniaTuesday 1 Novemberto amOnline Information
17Example Projects: Tourism Purpose:Baristas the world over recognise the unit SITHFAB012B - Prepare and serve espresso coffee and the highly regarded Bruno’s Barista RTO is much desired by employers. They have developed a new online course specifically for NBN users and have recruited their first group from around Australia.Process:The trainers demonstrate the process using live streaming and learners in turn practice their skills and receive live feedback from the trainers. The sessions are recorded for review. The second and final session includes an assessment conducted in collaboration with a local coffee house.PayoffEmployers are confident that certificate holders are proficient and learners are confident in their skills and have the opportunity to learn from outstanding baristas/teachers.
18Example Projects: Mining Purpose:A mining company contracts the local RTO to provide training in OHS and driving in the mines as part of the pre-employment training and recruitment process. RII09 - Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training PackageProcess:The RTO is based on the mine site where they use a high end virtual reality simulator for learning. Participants from 3 of the State 1 NBN sites use the top speed access from their ISPs to access the training.PayoffMining companies can establish suitability of new recruits without expensive face to face training. Participants get a taste of work in the mines and can establish their interest and gain a certificate of attainment and connections with likely employers.
19Useful Links Link to the Flexible Learning website: Department of BroadbandNBN coming to a town near youNBN Project Wiki
20or contact your E-Learning Coordinators in your state or territory Contact informationTAS, VIC, SA & WAACT, NSW, QLD & NTName: Fiona HuskinsonPhone: (03)Mobile:Website:Name: Melanie DorieanPhone: (02)Mobile:or contact your E-Learning Coordinators in your state or territory