National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Qualifications frameworks describe the qualifications of an education and training system and how they interlink. National qualifications frameworks describe what learners should know, understand and be able to do on the basis of a given qualification. These frameworks also show how learners can move from one qualification, or qualification level, to another within a system. Over 150 countries are now developing, or have developed, a national qualifications framework. The Irish NFQ, established in 2003, is a framework through which all learning achievements may be measured and related to each other in a coherent way. Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) has responsibility to develop, promote and maintain the Irish NFQ. To learn more about the Irish NFQ select NFQ – Interactive below. Qualifications Frameworks in Europe and beyond The EHEA now includes the concept of a qualifications framework with an emphasis on learning outcomes.
The Changing Nature of Organizations, Work, and Workplace Home > The Changing Nature of Organizations, Work, and Workplace by Judith Heerwagen, Ph.D., J.H. Heerwagen & AssociatesKevin Kelly and Kevin Kampschroer, U.S. General Services Administration Last updated: 12-15-2010 Introduction Imagine you went to sleep and woke up to a work day in 1960. In today's world, the structure, content, and process of work have changed. more cognitively complex more team-based and collaborative more dependent on social skills more dependent on technological competence more time pressured more mobile and less dependent on geography. In today's world, you will also be working for an organization that is likely to be very different due to competitive pressures and technological breakthroughs. This Resource Page explores the changing nature of organizations and work, the drivers behind the changes, and the consequences for workers and the workplace. Description A. Changes in Organizational Focus: What does it Mean to be Lean? Key organizational changes include: B. C. D.
Our Department The Department leads the delivery of education and development services to children, young people and adults both directly through government schools and indirectly through the regulation and funding of early childhood services, non-government schools and training programs. The Department implements Victorian Government policy on early childhood services, school education and training and higher education services. The Department manages Victorian government schools and drives improvement in primary and secondary government education. Our Vision Together we give every Victorian the best learning and development experience, making our state a smarter, fairer and more prosperous place. Education is both fundamental to the development of individuals and families and to building a strong society that has better health outcomes, greater social mobility, and strong economic growth, productivity and employment. We do this by: Our principles Our values Education is a critical public service.
LMIP | Labour Market Information Portal theconversation In the lead up to the 2014 election, the then opposition leader Tony Abbott pledged that universities would be subject to “masterly inactivity” if the Coalition won the election. He was almost right: universities and their students have now suffered three years of government not making a major change to how higher education is resourced. Higher education needs certainty for the future, with clarity for the coming decade about the balance of government and student investment. The 2016 election is likely to feature two distinct approaches to how to resolve universities’ revenue pressure to deliver the teaching and research expected of them. The Coalition’s approach The Coalition’s policy preference is clear: contain government expenditure over time;use flexible student charges to ensure universities have the needed resources;extend the system to all higher education providers aligning funding and quality regulation systems. What Labor wants Five issues will dominate discussion:
Jobs for NSW - Invest in New South Wales Jobs for NSW is a private sector-led and NSW Government-backed initiative which aims to make the NSW economy as competitive as possible and therefore help create new jobs across the state. The initiative will help deliver on the NSW Government's election commitment to create 150,000 new jobs in the four years to March 2019. Launched in August 2015 at Stone & Chalk, Jobs for NSW is led by a board that includes some of the best business and entrepreneurial brains in Australia. The board oversees the Jobs for NSW fund which was created to meet the NSW Government's commitment to provide $190 million over four years to attract and grow businesses. Jobs for NSW represents an innovative new approach to tap the insights and knowledge of leading private sector minds to help drive government policy to grow the economy and create jobs. Supporting growth To support regional growth, a minimum 30% of the fund will be allocated to regional and rural areas. Assessment framework A staged approach
Home | Evocities - Regional Relocation NSW Regional NSW - Business & Industry in New South Wales Regional New South Wales is the largest and most diverse regional economy in Australia. It is home to about 2.9 million people, representing 41% of the NSW population and contributes around $138 billion (almost one third) to Gross State Product. Spanning 790,355 square kilometres, it covers most of NSW's geographically diverse and spectacular landscapes. Capitalising on its rich natural resources, the agriculture and mining sectors are significant drivers of regional growth. Regional NSW is also underpinned by strong manufacturing, energy, visitor economy and service sectors. NSW Trade & Investment works with businesses and communities in regional NSW to help them attract new investment, grow their economies and create local jobs. To find out more about our diverse regions and their economic profiles visit the regional opportunities page. 1 Economic Development Strategy for Regional NSW 1
Skills and training Developing your skills and the skills of your employees can help to keep your business competitive. Investing in skills and training can increase productivity and innovation, help you attract and retain high quality employees and improve customer satisfaction. Take the time to work out what skills will help your business grow and what support is available for your business. Industry Skills Fund The Industry Skills Fund is a key element of the Australian Government’s strategy to boost business productivity and increase competitiveness across the economy. The fund provides training places and support services and prioritises small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), including micro businesses. Industry Skills Fund - Youth Stream New skills initiatives The Prime Minister has announced two new skills initiatives: Training for Employment Scholarships to encourage employers to take on more young people and Youth Employment Pathways to help reduce youth unemployment in regional Australia.
Ideas for Australia: Degrees are more necessary than ever before, but the rewards aren't as great The Conversation has asked 20 academics to examine the big ideas facing Australia for the 2016 federal election and beyond. The 20-piece series will examine, among others, the state of democracy, health, education, environment, equality, freedom of speech, federation and economic reform. Having a degree has become a basic prerequisite for most careers. Those without a degree are more likely to be disadvantaged in career and economic terms. You could think of this as somewhat like mobile phone ownership. Yet widespread participation in higher education has implications for individuals. We can see this clearly in shifts in graduate starting salaries. In 1977, when a minority of people completed high school, let alone went to university, graduates of engineering, education, computer science, social work, veterinary science and agricultural science all had starting salaries above male average weekly earnings (MAWE) – the long-term benchmark for salary levels in Australia.