Yammer – CRLLEN Social Networking

Yammer is a social network for businesses and companies; this means that unlike other social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter, which are designed for public use, Yammer is designed for private communication for members.

The basic set up is free, easy to use, and, perhaps, most importantly, it provides a private, manageable, and secure online space for individuals and organisations to communicate.

It allows everyone to share information more freely and create more opportunities to collaborate together online to strengthen the provision of education and training across our region.

We have Yammer Networks the following local networks:

  1. Youth Training Pathways Network
  2. Lower Hume VET & Pathways Cluster

If you would like to join one of these groups, please sign and return the usage policy attached to each network to become a member.  We have over local 40 members across both networks, which are administered by the Central Ranges LLEN.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to Carmen Fifield

Health Industry Work Placement Manual – 2013 Update now available

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The Health Industry Work Placement Manual has been updated for 2013 and is now available to download off the CRLLEN website. Additional health service provider pages have been added to the manual along with a contact list that has been used by the health industry network group. Minor changes have also been made under the Structured Workplace Learning section of the manual.

The Health Industry Work Placement Manual is a guide for schools, students and health providers that aims to assist parties to establish and undertake work experience and structured workplace learning in the health industry.

Victorian Training Awards 2013 – OPEN

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The Victorian Training Awards, now in their 59th year, promote and reward outstanding achievement and innovation in vocational education and training. They also acknowledge the strong partnerships between training providers and Victorian businesses which are vital to providing a strong skills base for Victoria.

Winners of individual awards each receive a $10,000 fellowship and the opportunity to represent Victoria at the 2013 Australian Training Awards in Perth. Winners of the Victorian Small Employer of the Year, Victorian Industry Collaboration Award, Victorian VET Client Service Excellence Award, VET in Schools Excellence Award and Victorian Employer Award for Apprentice Development also receive prize money of $10,000 each for investment in their training programs.

All nominations must be submitted online via the Victorian Training Awards E-Awards Portal

For more details on criteria, videos on past winners and tips on addressing the criteria, see: How to Enter

The Minister for Higher Education and Skills, the Hon. Peter Hall, MLC invites individuals and organisations to apply for the 2013 Victorian Training Awards, see: Minister’s Message

There are 14 categories available for nomination in the 2013 Victorian Training Awards to be held in Melbourne on Friday 6 September and include the following:

Individual categories

Organisational categories

NAB Schools First Funding – NOW OPEN

Applications are now open for this year’s NAB Schools First Awards. These awards support creative school – community partnerships that address a variety of student needs.

Applications open 9am Tuesday 5 March 2013 and close 5pm Friday 28 June 2013.

This year there are three award categories for this year’s NAB Schools First Awards: Impact, Seed and Student. To help kick start ideas for applications there are eight themes that can be used as ‘thought starters’ across the Seed Funding and Student Award categories which will help students think about the different ways that students needs can be met by partnering with the community.

These key themes encapsulate the ways in which school-community partnerships are providing students with resources, knowledge and expertise to face the challenges of the twenty-first century.

These themes are based on areas that schools around Australia are already engaged in within their communities and address a variety of student needs and include:

Living sustainably
Being active and well
Caring for your community
Embracing diversity
Asia ready
Work ready
Entrepreneurial spirit

Open Link to further information: http://schoolsfirst.edu.au/apply

CRLLEN – VCAL Network Survey 2013

Central Ranges LLEN is currently seeking the views of VCAL Coordinators and staff working in schools in Mitchell, Murrindindi and Macedon Ranges.

By completing this short online survey you will contribute to the CRLLEN VCAL Network’s objectives to bring together and provide mutual support to Victorian Certificate Applied Learning (VCAL) providers in the Central Ranges LLEN area. The intent is to provide an avenue for professional discussion, information and resource sharing as well as providing an opportunity for collaborative planning

Here is a link to the survey it should only take you 5-10 minutes to complete.

The survey will be open to complete until COB Friday 15th March 2013.

Work Matters Professional Development Opportunity – Macedon Ranges

The Central Ranges LLEN are pleased to offer the opportunity to participate in Work Matters Workshop training in the Macedon Ranges area. The Professional development will be offered Tuesday, November 20 in Gisborne.

DATE: TUESDAY 20TH NOVEMBER 2012
WHERE: GISBORNE SECONDARY COLLEGE, Melton Road, Gisborne
TIME: 10.45 REGISTRATION – 11.00AM START – FINISH 3.00PM

COST: Each participant is required to purchase the resources and DVD at $50 plus GST (this is half the usual cost of $99). The cost of the training facilitator has been sponsored by the Central Ranges LLEN. Schools/organisations will be invoiced for resources and DVD after the workshop. Training would be ideal for careers practitioners, VCAL teachers and others interested in assisting young people with careers and pathways.

Registrations required by 10am, Thursday November 15.

Please see flyer attached for more information and registration details.

Work Matters Flyer & Registration Form

Seymour Youth Engagement – Expression of Interest

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Hume Region have developed an Expression of Interest for interested training and community organisations to submit an application to develop and run a Flexible Learning Options program for young people disengaging from school or who have left school across the Seymour and broader area.

It is expected that the course will commence Term 1 2013 and will be open to young people currently enrolled in school and those that have left school early. The program will be supported by a Management Committee and a Stakeholder Committee ensuring the appropriate protocols and stakeholder support are provided to the lead organisation.

Training organisations and Community Organisations (partnered with a Training organisation) are encouraged to apply.  See UPDATED (as of 6th Sept) Expressions of Interest document, which is due to be submitted to the Central Ranges LLEN by Friday 28th of September. 

Potential applicants should also read the following supporting documentation to inform the development of a Seymour Youth Engagement Program: Flexible Learning Option RecommendationsFlexible Learning Option Course Outline and DEECD FLO Funding Arrangements.

For more information contact Boyd Maplestone, CEO Central Ranges LLEN on 03 57811014 or [email protected]

Work Matters Professional Development Opportunity

The Central Ranges LLEN are pleased to offer the opportunity to participate in Work Matters Workshop training in our local area. The Professional development will be offered Thursday, August 23 in Kilmore.

DATE: THURSDAY 23RD AUGUST 2012
WHERE: JOHN TAYLOR ROOM, KILMORE LIBRARY, 12 Sydney Street, Kilmore.
TIME: 9.45 REGISTRATION – 10.00AM START – FINISH 2.30PM

COST: Each participant is required to purchase the resources and DVD at $50 plus GST (this is half the usual cost of $99). The cost of the training facilitator has been sponsored by the Central Ranges LLEN. Schools/organisations will be invoiced for resources and DVD after the workshop.Training would be ideal for careers practitioners, VCAL teachers and others interested in assisting young people with careers and pathways.

Registrations required by 10am, Friday August 17.

Please see flyer attached for more information and registration details.

Where to now? – new edition 2013

Where To Now? – Publications – Where to now – VCE – VCAA
www.vcaa.vic.edu.au

New edition of resource published by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.

Where to now?

Where to Now? provides information on the choice of courses available to students in the last two years of secondary school. These include VCE, VCAL and VET. You can read stories from recent graduates of the VCE, VCAL and Apprenticeship and Traineeship programs, which show that it is also possible to begin these qualifications before Year 11 and 12.