What now? What next? Insights into Australia's tertiary education sector

Claire Field

Claire Field talks with leaders and experts from within the Australian tertiary education sector and across the global ed-tech sector

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Claire is joined by Neil Pearson, IDP's Chief Digital Marketing Officer, to discuss their new app 'IDP Live' and how it changes international student decision making, and what it can offer institutions looking to diversify their international student population.------------------------------------------------ The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Nov 16

24 min

In this episode of the podcast Claire is joined by Jenny Dodd, the interim CEO of TAFE Directors Australia. Jenny shares her insights on the opportunities (and challenges) facing the TAFE sector as the VET system goes through more reforms.Details on the new Industry Cluster arrangements are available on the DESE website, as well as details of other VET reforms recently implemented or in progress. And as a follow-up from the last episode, if you wanted a link to the University of Wollongong's new website for the Jindaola program - it's: https://www.uow.edu.au/about/services/woolyungah-indigenous-centre/jindaola/---------------------------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Nov 4

29 min 49 sec

In this episode of the podcast Claire is joined by Jade Kennedy (Academic Director and Senior Lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges at the University of Wollongong) to discuss Jindaola.Jindaola is about successfully embedding Aboriginal perspectives and knowledge into the university's curriculum and teaching practices. As Jade makes clear it's a team approach where the knowledge of community elders is being embraced by the university and where all students and staff are the beneficiaries. ----------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Oct 26

36 min 18 sec

This week Claire is joined on the podcast by Stephen Connelly from Adventus.io - an international education EdTech firm. Stephen offers rich insights on what's happening in international education and what institutions will need to deal wth in future based on his deep experience and multiple different roles in the sector.-------------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Oct 10

24 min 40 sec

In this episode Claire is joined by Sally Curtain, the CEO of Bendigo Kangan Institute, to discuss leading an organisation during COVID and how the Institute is responding to changing employer and community needs.------------------------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Sep 28

26 min 44 sec

In this episode Claire is joined by Jodi Schmidt, the CEO of the Human Services Skills Organisation to discuss reforms happening in the VET sector, the work the HSSO is doing and some of the issues the sector still needs to tackle.If you're interested in providing input into the skills reform agenda - there's a Skills Reform Engagement Hub on the DESE website  (https://www.skillsreform.gov.au) which includes a brief summary of the new Industry Clusters.  And Jenny Dodd at TAFE Directors Australia has also written a brief summary on the Industry Clusters.---------------------------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Sep 14

31 min 52 sec

In this episode Claire unpacks two new NCVER reports highlighting the changes happening in the government-funded and fee-for-service parts of the VET sector. You can read Claire's analysis in two recent updates in the News section of her website: https://clairefield.com.au/news/ And the NCVER's data is an absolute treasure trove if you want to understand the sector better: https://www.ncver.edu.au------------------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Aug 31

21 min 44 sec

In this episode of the podcast, Claire is joined by Dr Douglas Proctor, PVC Global Engagement at Swinburne University of Technology, to discuss international education.-------------------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Aug 16

20 min 33 sec

This episode is part 2 of Claire's conversation with VET consultant Joe Newbery and draws on his insights about inconsistency in ASQA decision-making (and how to improve things) in this recent article: https://newberyconsulting.com.au/observation-assessment/Joe's article came out at the same time as an audit report on ASQA's performance conducted by the Australian National Audit Office which you can find here on the ANAO website. ------------------------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Aug 1

14 min 54 sec

On this episode of the podcast Claire is joined by VET consultant, Joe Newbery, to discuss his recent article on observation assessment in VET. If you haven't read it it is a 'must read' for all RTO compliance managers and assessors: https://newberyconsulting.com.au/observation-assessment/In the article Joe also discusses the need for more consistency in ASQA decision making. There was so much to discuss in his interview with Claire that we have split that part of the discussion out and you can find it in the next episode of the podcast.--------------------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Aug 1

30 min 59 sec

Claire is joined on this episode of the podcast by Prof. Sally Kift to discuss the AQF Review report and its recommendations. If you haven't read the report it's accessible at: https://www.dese.gov.au/reviews-and-consultations/australian-qualifications-framework-review-------------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Jul 19

39 min 57 sec

The Digital Transformation Expert Panel's report: The Learning Country: Digital Transformation Skills Strategy  was released recently and this week Claire spoke with three leaders in the sector involved in developing the report: Prof Aleksander Subic (RMIT), Megan Lilly (AiG) and Paul Walsh (AIS).If you haven't read the report it offers a very good framework for lifelong learning,  policies to make sure no workers are "left behind" as Australia embraces a more digital future, and reforms to improve the technological skills of the VET workforce. Download the report at: https://digitalskillsformation.org.au------------------------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Jun 21

39 min 49 sec

Claire is joined in this episode by Prof. Michael Sankey from Charles Darwin University and Prof. Claire Macken from RMIT University to discuss how universities accelerated their move to online teaching during COVID, the lessons learned and what lies ahead. ------------------------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Jun 10

37 min

Claire unpacks the 2021 Federal Budget looking at what measures were (and were not) announced in it and what they mean for the VET, higher education and international education sectors. For a fuller rundown on the international education measures - Claire provided some analysis in this recent article: https://campusmorningmail.com.au/news/claire-field-not-overwhelmed-by-the-private-provider-help-package/-----------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

May 13

26 min

In this episode Claire speaks with David Riordan, former CEO of NSW DET International, Director of City Services at the City of Sydney and Director of TAFE NSW Sydney Institute. David is now consulting to the sector and has some very useful insights on where international education is at and where the future lies.During our conversation we discuss the consultation paper the government has released to help shape the next International Education Strategy. If you haven't seen a copy yet, it's available at: https://www.dese.gov.au/australian-strategy-international-education-2021-2030------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au 

Apr 18

24 min 32 sec

Claire is joined in this episode by renowned mental health expert Prof. Patrick McGorry AO (Executive Director, Orygen), Prof. Kylie Readman (PVC Education, Murdoch University) and Jack Goodman (Executive Chairman, Studiosity) to discuss how institutions need to adapt their student support to an increasingly online environment.During the discussion Patrick refers to MOST, moderated online social therapy for young people. The website with details is: http://most.org.au------------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Mar 23

29 min 50 sec

In this episode of the podcast Claire is joined by Prof. Ly Tran from Deakin University to discuss the current state of Australia's international education sector and the experiences of  students here in Australia and offshore. Ly also shares her views on where the sector might find itself in the next 5-10 years and some of its key challenges.-----------------------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Mar 11

28 min 51 sec

This week Claire has 5 guests on the podcast across two episodes to unpack what's in the Productivity Commission's report on the new National Skills Agreement. On this episode she speaks with Dr Don Perlgut from Community Colleges Australia (CCA), Chris Butler from the Enterprise RTOs Association (ERTOA) and Dr Sally Burt from Independent Higher Education  Australia (IHEA).The Victorian government's "Macklin Review" also gets a mention. If you'd like to have a read it's available here.----------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Feb 10

40 min 8 sec

This week Claire has 5 guests on the podcast across two episodes to unpack what's in the Productivity Commission's report on the new National Skills Agreement. On this episode she speaks with Craig Robertson from TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) and Troy Williams from Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA).The Victorian government's "Macklin Review" also gets a mention. If you'd like to have a read it's available here.----------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Feb 10

31 min 36 sec

In this episode Claire unpacks the Productivity Commission's final report on their review of the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development - and crucially their recommendations for the next National Skills Agreement. The report identifies a raft of changes to VET funding which the sector can expect from 2022 (subject to their acceptance by the Commonwealth and then the State and Territory governments). The full report is at: https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/skills-workforce-agreement/report--------------------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Jan 26

33 min 55 sec

On this episode of the podcast Claire is joined by Patrick Kidd OBE OAM, CEO of the Digital Skills Organisation, to explain what the DSO has been set up to do and the results of a recent tender process  for the ‘Train 100 Data Analysts’ project. The DSO is an initiative led by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment to take an industry-led approach to digital skills training and employment. More details on the Skills Organisations are available on the DESE website: https://www.dese.gov.au/skills-organisationsThe DSO's Data Analysts pilot is designed to fund, test and evaluate improved ways of training people in digital skills and get them into jobs. The three successful providers are:General AssemblyGoanna EducationTAFE Queensland-----------------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Dec 2020

29 min 1 sec

Sveto joins Claire on the podcast to share her experiences as an international student, a women's rights activist, and a social entrepreneur.Sveto's current activities include founding the Chadari Project which uses poetry and storytelling to enable Afghan women to tell their stories, and co-founding AYAT Modest Clothes - a social enterprise providing work for illiterate women creating high quality, fashionable, modest clothing.She is also a contributor to the Afghan Women's Writing Project and the Everywoman Treaty. Sveto was Afghanistan's first Schwarzman Scholar studying a one-year, fully-funded master’s program at Tsinghua University. The program is designed to build a global community of future leaders and strengthen understanding between China and the rest of the world.You can follow Sveto on LinkedIn and Twitter.--------------------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Nov 2020

31 min 9 sec

Claire is joined by the CEO of ITECA (the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia), Troy Williams, to discuss a range of issues within the sector, as well as the changes Troy and his members have been focussed on over the last two years.  -------------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Oct 2020

27 min 29 sec

Professor Judyth Sachs and Jim Micsko join Claire on this episode of the podcast. They share their insights on the importance of the school to tertiary education transition as well as what institutions and policymakers need to do to support students during this crucial phase. With COVID-19 having impacted both senior secondary students and first year tertiary students this was a very timely discussion, with both Judyth and Jim providing important insights and lessons to help ensure students get the best out of their studies in 2021 and beyond.------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Oct 2020

31 min 28 sec

In today's episode of the podcast, David Linke, the Managing Director of EduGrowth joins Claire to discuss the current state of play in the Australian EdTech sector.You can find out more about EduGrowth and their activities at: https://edugrowth.org.au----------------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Sep 2020

23 min 37 sec

On this episode of the podcast, Kylie Wilson, CEO of the New Zealand School of Tourism joins Claire to share her insights on regulatory self-assurance.Recent reports have recommended that ASQA should look at the New Zealand Qualifications Authority's approach when they design their new regulatory model. Kylie explains how different the NZQA's approach is from our current audit model in Australia and why she's passionate about the role the NZQA's reviews play in helping her improve her institution.The most recent NZQA report on the New Zealand School of Tourism is available on the NZQA website (scroll down to external reviews).  The NZQA is 'Highly Confident' (the highest ranking) in the NZ School of Tourism's educational performance and their capacity for self-assessment.---------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Sep 2020

28 min 21 sec

In this episode Claire explains the details of the JobTrainer scheme, what's been agreed by the Commonwealth, States and Territories in the Heads of Agreement for the next National Skills Agreement, and what advice people gave to the Productivity Commission on VET funding reform and what that is likely to mean for the sector.Claire has also compiled a summary of the submissions provided to the Productivity Commission on their interim report on VET funding. It's accessible at: https://www.clairefield.com.au/vet-funding-the-sectors-ideas/-----------------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Aug 2020

35 min 4 sec

In this episode Claire is joined by Dr Laura Hougaz to discuss the independent higher education sector and how it is managing its way through the COVID pandemic. Laura shares her insights on both the challenges and opportunities for these institutions and their entrepreneurial leaders.Laura's book 'Entrepreneurs Creating Educational Innovation - Case Studies from Australia' is well worth a read if this is a sector you don't know much about and are interested in learning more. It's available through Springer Publishing. Also of interest will be TEQSA's latest report on the higher education sector - which has some good information on independent providers.-------------------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Aug 2020

26 min 19 sec

Claire is joined on this episode of the podcast by Mike Larsen, the CEO of Studiosity to discuss the "Herculean" effort tertiary education providers have made during COVID to move their content online and what that's meant for student support.We were delayed in publishing this episode because we were busy writing a submission to the Productivity Commission's inquiry into Commonwealth-State VET funding. If that's your thing you can read the submission at:  https://www.clairefield.com.au/a-response-to-the-productivity-commission/--------------------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Jul 2020

17 min 39 sec

On this episode Claire is joined by Prof. Andrew Norton from the Centre for Social Research at the ANU, Luke Sheehy from the ATN, and Conor King from the IRU to discuss the government's higher education reforms and their likely impact on the sector.-----------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au 

Jun 2020

44 min 39 sec

In this episode Claire discusses the Productivity Commission's Interim Report on the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development. She outlines where it fits with the other recent reviews of the VET sector, as well as discussing the report's findings and the interim recommendations and options it proposes for future VET funding.This report is a key part of the government's JobMaker plans for rebuilding the economy post-COVID so if you work in an RTO or dual-sector provider (public or private) it has direct relevance to your future operations.In this episode Claire references the following links and reports:The Productivity Commission website and details on making a submission (before 17 July 2020): https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/current/skills-workforce-agreement/interimClaire's written analysis of the Commission's report: https://www.clairefield.com.au/unpacking-whats-in-the-productivity-commissions-interim-report/Claire's analysis of the ASQA Rapid Review: https://www.clairefield.com.au/asqa-rapid-review-analysis-of-what-it-means-for-providers/The BroadAgenda website: http://www.broadagenda.com.auNSW government's Statement of Owner Expectations for TAFE NSW: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/documents/60140/76288/soe.pdf----------------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Jun 2020

42 min 41 sec

Belinda Robinson, Vice-President University Relations and Strategy at the University of Canberra, joins Claire on this episode of the podcast to discuss her time as Interim Vice Chancellor of the university. Belinda took the reins as the university, its staff and students were emerging from the drought, summer bushfires and a very destructive hailstorm - then the COVID-19 pandemic hit.  Belinda shares her insights on what those challenges meant for the university and for her as a leader.------------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Jun 2020

25 min 28 sec

Claire is joined in this episode by Alex Chevrolle, Managing Director of Study Group Australia and New Zealand.During the show Alex mentions the EdTech platform insendi (https://insendi.com) which is part of Study Group's global operations and has assisted them and their university partners in moving rapidly online and keeping students engaged.----------------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

May 2020

27 min 26 sec

On this episode of the podcast Claire is joined by Renata Aldana an international student living in Sydney. Renata describes why she chose Australia for her studies, what it's like being far away from her family during the COVID-19 pandemic and what it's meant to lose her job as businesses have been forced to close.If you're interested in finding out about Renata's photographic work - check out her website: https://araldanas.myportfolio.com----------------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

May 2020

17 min 9 sec

Claire is joined on this episode of the podcast by Katrina Higham, the Head of Training and Education at the Restaurant and Catering Industry Association. Katrina shares her insights and experience in shifting to online learning even when your courses must contain face-to-face practical components. She also offers details of the new microcredentials RCA is developing to help the hospitality sector emerge more resilient after the coronavirus crisis.----------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

May 2020

23 min 14 sec

Peter Giutronich is a leadership facilitator and mentor to organisations and CEOs across the education, banking and the mining sectors.In this episode of the podcast he shares practical suggestions for managing your team through the COVID-19 crisis and emerging with hope out the other side. Peter's also got some helpful insights and case studies for keeping connected during this period of isolation and the benefits that can bring to you and your colleagues. You can also check out his new 'Mates by 8' initiative on Facebook.--------------------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Apr 2020

36 min 32 sec

The Australian CEO of OpenLearning, Cherie Diaz, joins Claire on the podcast to share her experiences as a former educator and education administrator in taking face-to-face delivery models online. She also shares details of the new platform for micro-credentials (OpenCreds) developed by the team at OpenLearning. If you're interested in the OpenCreds framework you can find details at: https://solutions.openlearning.com/opencreds/-----------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Apr 2020

30 min 16 sec

Maria Spies returns to the podcast to share her insights from her recent presentation to the Reinventing VET for the Digital Age conference. Looking beyond the VET sector to how the coronavirus is impacting education and training across the globe, and the global outlook for education, you won't want to miss Maria's data driven insights.To access a copy of the slides which accompany her presentation go to: https://www.clairefield.com.au/news/ and on that page you'll also find some of Claire's reflections on the role the Australian tertiary education sector can play in responding to COVID-19 and the steps governments need to take to make that happen.----------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Mar 2020

26 min 34 sec

Firstly an apology - the audio quality in this episode is a little bit scratchy towards the beginning of the interview with Janelle BUT fortunately not from Janelle's end - so she's crystal clear!In this interview Claire discusses the international education sector with Janelle Chapman, Executive Director, TAFE Queensland International. Janelle is currently the Deputy Chair of the International Education Association of Australia and the VET Expert on the Council for International Education. Janelle has a long-term view on international education which is insightful and refreshing - especially as the sector (and the broader community) battles the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. ---------------------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Mar 2020

18 min 7 sec

Dr Don Zoellner, University Fellow at Charles Darwin University, discusses why we should be looking at the role of TAFE and the broader VET sector through the theories of 'delivering public value' and 'institutional logics'. That might sound like a dry topic for a podcast but let me assure it wasn't at all that kind of conversation. With a range of policymakers now identifying flaws in the way the market has been used as a funding construct for VET - I believe Don's views are likely to gain traction.If you care about how VET is funded, the role of the public provider and where private providers can/should sit in a broader view of the role of VET - then do take the time to have a listen. In the podcast Don refers to a paper which he drew on in his presentation to the 2019 TAFE Directors Australia conference. If you would like a copy - please get in touch with either Don or Claire.--------------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Feb 2020

33 min 57 sec

Claire is joined on this episode by Emma Pollard from the Taronga Conservation Society (which operates both Taronga and Western Plains zoos and has its own enterprise RTO), Paul Saunders an expert on Training Packages to discuss the Sustainability Training Package, and Ailsa Lamont an expert in the international education sector who now runs her own business (Pomegranate Global) and is a co-founder of CANIE.The discussions focus on a range of ways the VET and international education sectors can, and are, assisting in the fight against climate change.If you'd like Pomegranate Global to help your organisation tackle climate change you can find them at: https://www.pomegranateglobal.com.au and if you want to find out more about the Climate Action Network for International Educators their website is: http://www.can-ie.org and you can sign-up (for free) as a CANIE member at: http://www.can-ie.org/sign-up.html that will keep you in the loop on all of their efforts, including the upcoming virtual Climate Action Summit they're hosting.----------------------------------The ‘What now? What next?’ podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Feb 2020

52 min 55 sec

Joining Claire on this episode of the podcast, industry specialist, Leon Drury from Manufacturing Skills Australia shares his insights into what's working and what's not when it comes to the VET sector meeting the needs of industry.---------------------------------The What now? What next? podcast recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia's traditional custodians. In the spirit of reconciliation we are proud to recommend John Briggs Consulting as a leader in Reconciliation and Indigenous engagement. To find out more go to www.johnbriggs.net.au

Feb 2020

27 min 40 sec

Claire is joined by Celia Yeo, Senior International Development Advisor at Melbourne Polytechnic https://www.melbournepolytechnic.edu.au Celia has a wealth of experience in international education and offers her insights into what's working and what the challenges are for Australian providers wanting to operate in the ASEAN region. She also shares examples of what's working including the different partnerships that Box Hill Institute https://www.boxhill.edu.au and Chisholm Institute https://www.chisholm.edu.au have in Vietnam, and the work Melbourne Polytechnic is doing in Indonesia.Thanks as always to the sponsors of the show CareerFAQs (https://www.careerfaqs.com.au)

Dec 2019

21 min 35 sec

In this week's episode, Claire is joined by Luke Sheehy from the Australian Technology Network and Conor King from the Innovative Research Universities to discuss the Australian higher education landscape.Thanks to the sponsors of the show: CareerFAQs (https://www.careerfaqs.com.au)

Dec 2019

32 min 17 sec

In this episode Claire reflects on what she learned from the recent ASEAN-Australian Education Dialogue and site visits to two Malaysian VET providers.You can find out more about the ASEAN-Australian Education Dialogue (AAED) at: https://www.aseanaustraliadialogue.comThe AAED digital panelists included representatives from:OpenLearning: https://www.openlearning.comBurst Learning: https://www.burstlearning.aiAJAR: https://www.ajar.id/en/Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang: https://www.usm.myRural Biz: http://www.ruralbiztraining.com.auThe Malaysian Polytechnic that AAED delegates visited is Politeknik Tuanku Sultanah Bahiyah (http://www.ptsb.edu.my/) and the website for the Penang Skills Development Centre is https://www.psdc.org.myThank you to the show's sponsor CareerFAQs (https://www.careerfaqs.com.au)

Nov 2019

27 min 47 sec

In this episode Claire speaks with two more VET experts on the simple changes ASQA could make to improve its regulatory approach. The conversation was recorded just before ASQA released its consultation paper on its new fee structure in a full-cost recovery environment.Judith Bowler heads up RTO Advance (http://rtoadvance.com.au) and Kerri Buttery leads VETNexus (https://vetnexus.com.au)If you haven't seen the ASQA consultation paper it's available on their website https://www.asqa.gov.au/about/fees-and-charges/provide-feedback-proposed-asqa-fees-and-charges-2020-21 and you have until 9 December to provide your feedback.A few of the suggestions made by Kerri and Judith echo the regulatory approaches and tools previously in use at the National Audit and Registration Agency. If you're interested in finding out more see: https://www.clairefield.com.au/the-nara-model/Finally a thank you to the sponsors of the show CareerFAQs (https://www.careerfaqs.com.au)

Nov 2019

30 min 4 sec

In this episode Claire provides an update on where things are at in terms of the implementation of the recommendations of the Joyce Review. She also looks at the details of the Commonwealth government's recently announced 12-18 month review of ASQA https://ministers.employment.gov.au/cash/national-vocational-education-regulator-focus-training-excellence and examines the Victorian government's recently announced review of their VET system (the Macklin Review) https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/department/Pages/macklin-review.aspxDuring the podcast Claire refers to the NCVER's VET Knowledge Bank which is an excellent source of information on the VET sector https://www.voced.edu.au/vet-knowledge-bankThanks to the sponsor of the show CareerFAQs (https://www.careerfaqs.com.au)

Nov 2019

19 min 54 sec

In this episode Claire sits down with three leaders in the global EdTech sector - co-founder of HolonIQ, Maria Spies; President and COO of Human eSources, Ross Dickie; and founder of Learnspace and Edtech Tours, Svenia Busson. They discuss the impact EdTech is having on traditional models of education.Note in the podcast episode Claire introduces Ross as the founder of Human eSources - he is in fact President and COO. We apologise for the error. For more information on each of the organisations discussed in this episode go to:HolonIQ: www.holoniq.comHuman eSources: www.humanesources.comLearnspace: www.learnspace.frEdtech tours: www.edtechtours.comAnd thanks again to Career FAQs the sponsor of the show (www.careerfaqs.com.au)

Oct 2019

49 min 42 sec

In this episode Claire shares her reflections on a week-long intensive program in the Indian EdTech sector. She's joined by Shaun (Seok Hoon) Noh a participant on the same program - who works at UK EdTech firm BoClips.In next week's episode you'll hear from other program participants working in the EdTech sector in Europe and North America, as well as from one of the co-founders of HolonIQ - the world's leading source of market intelligence on the EdTech sector (and the organisers of the Indian Executive Program).During the episode the following companies and websites are referred to:www.clairefield.com.au/aboutwww.holoniq.comwww.boclips.comwww.awign.comwww.cocubes.comwww.greatlearning.inwww.simplilearn.comwww.talentsprint.comAnd a thank you to the show's sponsors CareerFAQs (www.careerfaqs.com.au) 

Oct 2019

44 min 48 sec

Former VET regulator, Simon Hitchick, and former Victorian public servant Maria Langwell join Claire to discuss the regulatory challenges facing the VET sector and what can be done to fix them.During the conversation there's a discussion about the recent Communique from Skills Ministers calling for changes to ASQA's regulatory approach. The statement is available at:  https://docs-jobs.govcms.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/skills_council_-_20_september_-_communique_20_sept_final.pdfIf you want to contact Maria her email is the best place to start: maria@marialangwellconsulting.com.auIf you want to contact Simon his website has his contact details: www.variisconsulting.comAnd if you're interested in the details about 'the NARA model' you can find them at: https://www.clairefield.com.au/the-nara-model/Finally thank you to the sponsors of the show CareerFAQs (www.careerfaqs.com.au)

Oct 2019

40 min 26 sec