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1 Welcome National Broadband Network (NBN) E-Learning Program Information for Applicants

2 Agenda 1.Welcome and introduction 2.The Big Picture 3.NBN program overview 4.Coverage 5.What you need to know 6.Outcomes 7.Eligibility to apply 8.Co-investment 9.Timelines and milestones 10.Whats next? 11.Examples 12.Contact information 13.Q&A

3 Project team Fiona Huskinson NBN National Business Manager TAS/VIC/WA/SA Jennifer Batten NBN National Business Manager NSW/ACT/NT/QLD

4 Project team continued Eloise Rushton NBN Project Support Officer (TAS) Frankie Forsyth NBN Project Consultant (TAS) Melanie Doriean NSW E-learning Coordinator (NSW)

5 The National VET E-learning Strategy The National Broadband Network (NBN) E-learning Programs forms part of the National VET E-learning Strategy Vision: 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

6 NBN E-learning Programs Business Activity will: 1.provide opportunities through targeted funding to create innovative approaches for using the NBN. 2.develop skills to improve Australias workforce participation and productivity.

7 Coverage Tasmania will manage projects in; VIC SA WA TAS NSW will manage projects in; ACT QLD NT NSW

8 NBN Stage 1 pilot sites Tasmania: Midway Point Smithton Scottsdale Victoria: Brunswick South Australia: Willunga NSW/ACT: Armidale and Kiama/ Minnamurra QLD: Townsville

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10 What you need to know $25,000 to $50,000 (plus GST) for projects Projects run from January to June 2012 Projects must focus on improved learner outcomes include a minimum of 10 learners, with larger numbers of learners preferred Projects must use NBN pilot sites (Stage 1) Projects can be across state borders Projects should consist of recognised training which may include: –Industry recognised competencies* and/or –Nationally recognised units of competence *Applicants should provide evidence of the acceptance and relevance of Industry Based Competencies that are not on the national register

11 What you need to know cont.. Projects must trial innovative programs using high capacity connection, for example: telepresence, simulated learning, game-based learning, e-tutors, learner analytics and videostreaming solutions, and/or facilitate VET programs using broadband-based information technology to improve training access and outcomes for learners, and/or prepare organisational readiness models for delivering training and assessment services for the NBN, for example organisational capability, enabling connectivity to the NBN.

12 Outcomes Improved 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.

13 Eligibility to apply Business, Community Groups and Registered Training Organisations proposals should include an RTO partner any 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.

14 Co-Investment Project applicants must demonstrate that their project budget includes a co- investment contribution*. Contributions can include: salaries enabling 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

15 Timelines and Milestones ACTIONDUE DATE Funding opportunities advertised17 October 2011 Applications close10 November 2011 Applicants notified of outcome5 December 2011 Contracts completed22 December 2011 Induction eventsDecember 2011 Projects commence1 January 2012 Project visitsMarch/ April 2012 Submission of final Project Reports (includes acquittal statement of project expenditure and post project measurement of learner and project outcomes) 15 June 2012

16 What's next? Funding opportunity has been advertised nationally Information for Applicants including application form will be available at the Flexible Learning site: opportunities-jan-jun opportunities-jan-jun+2012 DateTimeLocation / Link Tuesday 18 October9:30 to 11:30 amSmithton, Tasmania Tuesday 18 October12:30 to 1:30 pmOnline Information Session Wednesday 19 October9:00 to 11:00 amScottsdale, Tasmania Tuesday 25 October9:30 to 11:30 amMelbourne, Victoria Thursday 27 October11:00 to 1:00 pmHobart, Tasmania Tuesday 1 November10.00 to amOnline Information

17 Example Projects: Tourism Purpose: Baristas the world over recognise the unit SITHFAB012B - Prepare and serve espresso coffee and the highly regarded Brunos 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. Payoff Employers are confident that certificate holders are proficient and learners are confident in their skills and have the opportunity to learn from outstanding baristas/teachers.

18 Example 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 Package Process: 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. Payoff Mining 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.

19 Useful Links Link to the Flexible Learning website: funding-opportunities-jan-jun+2012 Department of Broadband NBN coming to a town near you 11/269http://www.minister.dbcde.gov.au/media/media_releases/20 11/269. NBN Project Wiki /

20 Contact information TAS, VIC, SA & WAACT, NSW, QLD & NT Name: Fiona Huskinson Phone: (03) Mobile: Website: Name: Melanie Doriean Phone: (02) Mobile: Website: or contact your E-Learning Coordinators in your state or territory

21 Q & A

22 Thank you! Original image: 'Rainbow Cafe's door knob' by: CarolineReleased under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike LicenseRainbow Cafe's door knobAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License


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