Current Features

May 2013

Toolbox rebuilds – What’s new in Toolboxes?

A suite of Flexible Learning Toolboxes for use by registered training organisations (RTOs) has been updated to meet current training package and technical standards. Toolboxes are high quality, cost effective, interactive e-learning and assessment resources featuring scenarios, images and activities. They are designed for use by RTOs, industry and business, and support online delivery of recognised training packages for the vocational education and training (VET) sector.

The updated Toolboxes are:

  1. Food Safety Toolbox 703
  2. Grange Care Services Toolbox 602
  3. On Your Guard Toolbox 501
  4. Workplace Trainer (Literacy and Numeracy) Toolbox 425
  5. Basic Skills in the Cybercentre Toolbox 424
  6. Kitchen Operations Toolbox 409
  7. The Virtual Warehouse Toolbox 213
  8. Chemical and Oil Refining Toolbox 204

Toolboxes are developed by the National VET E-learning Strategy (Strategy).

There are currently 125 Toolboxes available for sale, supporting the delivery of approximately 170 qualifications and almost 950 units of competency from 45 nationally endorsed training packages. Each Toolbox provides 200+ hours of training.

The Toolboxes are also available as small learning objects via the Learning Object Repository.

"Toolboxes take the hard work out of online delivery by providing teachers with user-friendly, ready-made, online content," says Broadband Content Services Business Manager Joanne Norbury.

"They can easily be branded with your organisation's logo and style, and one purchase allows a provider to use the Toolbox with as many learners as desired, regardless of where learners are located", says Joanne.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Did you know that it was Global Accessibility Awareness Day on Thursday 9 May?  Are you aware that Toolboxes have been built to an international accessibility standard? Addressing these standards means a better experience for all users, with particular attention paid to users with a disability. 

Truvision was one of the first Toolboxes built specifically for vision impaired users. Other Equity Toolboxes, such as Where’s the Party At? and English at Work, have been developed to meet the specific needs of youths and those wishing to develop their literacy skills.

April 2013

TAE Training and Assessment Toolbox 14.06 Update

An audit and update of the popular TAE Toolbox has recently been completed. 

The updated TAE Toolbox provides content, resources, activities and tasks aligned with ten units from the TAE Training Package, and can be used to support delivery of the seven core units in the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110), as well as providing options for elective units from the Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (TAE50111) qualification.

The TAE Toolbox was developed in 2011 for the TAE10 Training and Education training package and has since had three release updates.

View the Toolbox 14.06 product details and preview.

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March 2013

Win a Flexible Learning Toolbox of your choice!

Review a Flexible Learning Toolbox (Toolbox) or send us a case study about your experience using one, in 500 words or less, for a chance to win a Toolbox of your choice.

Reviews will be published regularly in the eWorks newsletter, eLink.

Developed by the National VET E-learning Strategy, Flexible Learning Toolboxes support the online delivery and implementation of nationally endorsed training packages.

There are currently 125 Toolboxes available for sale, supporting the delivery of approximately 170 qualifications and almost 950 units of competency from 45 nationally endorsed Training Packages. Each Toolbox provides 200+ hours of training.

"Two of our series 14 Toolboxes, Build Green and Sustainable Timber cover the up to date shift in behaviour and culture that our trades require," says Joanne Norbury, Broadband Content Services Business Manager. "They are also fantastic for teachers with no online teaching experience as they can easily get started with this user-friendly, ready-made, online content."

Please send your reviews and case studies to enquiries@eworks.edu.au

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February 2013

Supporting equity in VET: Content development projects announced

Projects that will develop e-learning content to support learners who have experienced disadvantage in learning and employment have been announced by the National VET E-learning Strategy

The Strategy’s Broadband Content Services business activity, a joint initiative of Australian and State and Territory governments, is providing a total of almost $200,000 shared among eight projects in 2012-13.

Deadly skills in using real world technology
NSW North Coast TAFE

This IT training supports young Aboriginal learners, taking them through the process of joining a fictitious aboriginal business, creating professional office documents, and using technology for communication and information management.

Removing barriers to sustainable work practice
Fishtail Education & Access Group Training (AGT)

Aimed at students of agriculture and horticulture and those seeking employment in this field, the product will be used by remote learners, learners with additional learning needs, and entry level workers in need of pre-vocational up skilling including learners with language, literacy and numeracy issues.

Getting out there
TAFE NSW – North Coast Institute & Balund-a Corrective Services

This resource will provide a technology bridge for people transitioning from corrective centres to life outside prison. It is designed to give users the skills to confidently access commonly used websites and tools such as Centrelink, Medicare, web-based email, bus and train timetables, and job seeking sites.

Pre-vocational taster for children’s services
Charles Darwin University (CDU)

This project will target learners in remote areas with limited access to face-to-face learning, women returning to the workforce after child rearing, and those for whom English is a second language.

Merchandising games
NSW North Coast TAFE

This ‘computer game-style’ resource will enable students to practice important skills prior to work placement such as identifying dates for stock rotation, sizing progressions, colour coding, planograms, terms of stock and merchandising and department layout.

I know me
WestOne Services, WA Education and Vocational Training Unit (RTO) & Department of Corrective Services (DCS)

This resource will be based upon the principles and theories related to wellbeing, emotional intelligence, multiple intelligence and resilience.

Plan for success
TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute (WSI) Open Training & Education Network (OTEN) & MTC Work Solutions

Aimed at learners who are new to post school study (youth) and those coming back to study after a long break, this resource will help students identify personal training and employment goals and collect information about their education and training needs.

Control traffic with stop-slow bat
Holmesglen Institute of TAFE

This project aims to develop an online resource that simulates the workplace and engages ‘second chance’ learners through active participation in learning.

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Top 10 Toolboxes in 2012

What do training and assessment, electrotechnology, child care, numeracy, and sustainability all have in common? They are five of the Top 10 selling Flexible Learning Toolboxes (Toolboxes) of 2012.

Toolboxes are high quality, cost effective, interactive e-learning and assessment resources featuring scenarios, images and activities. They are designed for use by registered training organisations (RTOs), industry and business, and support online delivery of recognised training packages for the vocational education and training (VET) sector.

The Top 10 purchased Toolboxes in 2012 were:

  1. TAE Training and Assessment (14.06)
  2. Harness the Sun (13.02)
  3. Cybertots (12.11)
  4. Numbers (14.01)
  5. Sustainable Manufacturing (13.04)
  6. Interactive Ochre (907)
  7. Horticulture (304)
  8. Language Links (14.03)
  9. English at Work (14.05)
  10. Licensed to Plumb II (13.01)

“Toolboxes are particularly useful because they consist of ready-made content mapped to competencies”, says Broadband Content Services Business Manager, Joanne Norbury.

“They offer an easy way for teachers to get started in e-learning”, says Joanne.

Toolboxes are developed by the National VET E-learning Strategy (Strategy).

There are currently 125 Toolboxes available for sale, supporting the delivery of approximately 170 qualifications and almost 950 units of competency from 45 nationally endorsed Training Packages. Each Toolbox provides 200+ hours of training.

View a full list of available products or purchase a Toolbox.

For support and implementation advice, contact your local Content Service Advisor.

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