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'Building Stronger Communities' Website. /

by Victoria. Department for Victorian Communities.

Publisher: 03/17/04 12:20:25 2002Notes: Description based on contents viewed 03/17/04 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB Updated 13 July 2005 ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: This site is designed to support the Victorian Government's Community Building Initiative, a key government initiative which aims to improve social, economic and environmental well-being for all Victorians, and to develop new partnerships to address inequity and disadvantage. It aims to inform and connect people involved in community building projects across Victoria, and to assist those who want to find out more about community building approaches.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

2010 update of the European inventory on validation of non-formal and informal learning - final report /

by Hawley, Jo | European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training | Souto Otero, Manuel | Duchemin, Claire.

Publisher: Thessaloniki, Greece European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 37-38Summary: The European Inventory provides a unique record on how validation is already being used at national, regional and local level to address issues relating to lifelong learning, employment and social exclusion. This is particularly important in the context of the current economic crisis, which has accelerated the importance of validation drivers identified in the 2007 Inventory, such as the need for effective re-deployment of the adult population into employment. A number of countries have recognised the role validation has to play in addressing skills shortages and in supporting those facing redundancy to identify and pursue an alternative career pathway. Other initiatives recognise the role of validation in combating social exclusion, by empowering 'the low qualified' and other disadvantaged groups to identify and understand their own competences and potential.Availability: (1)

A 21st century solution to skill shortages in Australia /

by Quirk, Victor.

Publisher: Callaghan, N.S.W. Centre for Full Employment and Equity 2009Description: PDF.Notes: Working Paper no.09-04Summary: This paper argues for specific, major, institutional reforms capable of building a high-skilled internationally competitive labour force in Australia. It argues for replacing the current policy of maintaining labour underutilisation as a productivity driver, with a national system of counter-cyclical public sector employment (Job Guarantee) and ; skills formation infrastructure, organised on a regional basis. ; The first section introduces the issue of Australia's deficient skill formation capacity. Sections 2 & 3 summarise deficits in key labour market institutions, the Job Network and the tertiary education sector. Section 4 highlights the chronic failure of the private sector to provide supervised opportunities for novices to undertake skilled work. Section 5 argues that the state has a unique responsibility to act, while section 6 proposes necessary components of an institutional framework. The conclusion addresses the political question of opposition to full employment.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A good time for making work pay? : Taking stock of in-work benefits and related measures across the OECD /

by Immervoll, Herwig | Pearson, Mark.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs 2009Description: PDF.Summary: The twin problem of in-work poverty and persistent labour market difficulties of low-skilled individuals has been one of the most important drivers of tax-benefit policy reforms in OECD countries in recent years. Employment-conditional cash transfers to individuals facing particular labour-market challenges have been a core element of make-work-pay policies for some time and are now in use in more than half of the OECD countries. They are attractive because they redistribute to low-income groups while also creating additional work incentives. But like all social benefits, they have to be financed, which creates additional economic costs for some. This paper discusses the rationale for in-work benefits (IWB), summarises the main design features of programmes operated in OECD countries, and provides an update of what is known about their effectiveness in terms of reducing inequalities and creating employment. As policies aiming to promote self-sufficiency, wage subsidies and minimum wages share a number of the objectives associated with IWB measures. We review evidence on the effectiveness of minimum wages and wage subsidies and discuss links between these policies and IWBs. Finally, we outline some potential consequences of weakening labour markets for the effectiveness of make-work-pay policies.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A taste for learning : evaluating a pre-Community VCAL program

by Myconos, George | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2010Description: viii, 28 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 27-28Summary: This report evaluates a pre-Community VCAL 'Taster' course offered at the Brotherhood of St Laurence's Frankston High Street Centre. The course engaged young people who were seriously disaffected with mainstream secondary school education, and who were facing their transition to adulthood without having acquired important skills. It provided valuable literacy, numeracy, vocational and social skills tuition, as well as the experience these students needed to make judgments about continuing vocational or further education. ; VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING (VCAL)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Ageing and skills : a review and analysis of skill gain and skill loss over the lifespan and over time /

by Desjardins, Richard | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Warnke, Arne Jonas.

Publisher: OECD Publishing 2012Description: PDF.Other title: OECD education working paper ; no. 72.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: EDU/WKP(2012)9 27-Mar-2012 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: The relationship between ageing and skills is becoming an important policy issue, not least in the context of population ageing. Data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) will potentially add considerably to the understanding of the relationship between ageing and foundation skills. In particular, the fact that data from the 1994-1998 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) and the 2003-2007 Adult Literacy and Lifeskills Survey (ALL) will be linked with PIAAC offers a unique opportunity to examine trends over time at the cohort level for a wide range of countries. Specifically, repeated measures will enable an analysis of whether there is skill gain and skill loss over the lifespan of cohorts and overtime between cohorts. This is especially important because age-skill profiles observed on the basis of a single cross-section are difficult to interpret. With this as a backdrop, this paper has sought to provide an overview of what is known about age-skill profiles and to conduct an analysis that demonstrates how trend data based on repeated cross-sectional observations of direct measures of skill at the cohort level can be used to estimate skill gain and skill loss over the lifespan and over time.Availability: (1)

Australian vocational education and training statistics : outcomes from the Productivity Places Program, 2009 /

by National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Information is presented in this publication about the outcomes for students who completed their vocational education and training (VET) under the Productivity Places Program (PPP) during 2008. The Productivity Places Program Survey covers students who were awarded a qualification in 2008 with funding from the PPP. The survey focuses on students' employment outcomes and satisfaction with VET. Information about the level and type of training students undertake, further study patterns, whether they achieved their main reason for undertaking training and how relevant the training was to their current job is also collected.Availability: (1)

Australian workforce futures : a National Workforce Development Strategy. /

by Skills Australia.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Skills Australia 2010Description: 104 p. : ill. col. tables charts.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Skills Australia has released its paper Australian Workforce Futures: A National Workforce Development Strategy reporting recommendations for a fundamental overhaul in the way the nation approaches and supports workforce development at a national, industry and enterprise level. The vision for this strategy is that Australia has the workforce capability it requires for a productive, sustainable and inclusive future, and that Australian enterprises have the capacity to develop and use the skills of their workforce to maximum advantage for the benefit of industry and the communityAvailability: (1)

Best practice in managing a culturally diverse workplace. /

by EMD Consultants.

Edition: ReprintedPublisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Government Publishing Service 1994Description: vi, 92 p.Notes: 'November 1994' AGPS Cat. no. 9318836Summary: Provides a model to facilitate organisational change. Describes 'best practice' in functional areas of organisations, with illustrations from companies such as BHP, Don Smallgoods, Dulux, Kellogg Australia, Smorgon ARC and Qantas. Provides important competencies for managers in culturally workplaces.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Better skills, better jobs, better lives : a strategic approach to skills policies /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: OECD Publishing 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 58-62Summary: Skills transform lives and drive economies. Without adequate investment in skills, people languish on the margins of society, technological progress does not translate into economic growth, and countries can no longer compete in an increasingly knowledge-based global society. People with poor skills face a much greater risk of experiencing economic disadvantage, and a higher likelihood of unemployment and dependency on social benefits. ; The OECD Skills Strategy provides a strategic framework to help countries understand more about how to invest in skills in a way that will transform lives and drive economies. It will help countries to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their existing national skills pool and skills systems, benchmark them internationally, and develop policies for improvement. In particular, the strategy provides the foundations upon which governments can work effectively with all interested parties - national, local and regional government, employers, employees, and learners.Availability: (1)

Building learning communities : partnerships, social capital and VET performance /

by Allison, Janelle | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Gorringe, Scott | Lacey, Justine.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This study examines the nature of the impact of vocational education and training (VET), and its project-based activities and partnerships, on the development of sustainable communities in regional Australia. It finds that VET plays a critical role as the entry point to learning and builds considerable social and other forms of capital in regional communities. The study points to new opportunities to integrate these assets into strategic regional development.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Camping /

by Walters, Ray | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. unpub [1980?]Description: 31 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Coaching and mentoring for dummies /

by Brounstein, Marty.

Publisher: Hoboken, NJ Wiley 2000Description: xxiv, 328 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes index.Summary: Coaching and Mentoring For Dummies provides the foundation for understanding what business coaching is all about, and helps you gain or improve the coaching skills that drive employee performance and commitment. These skills, which serve as the main topics of this book, involve: getting employees to deliver the results you need; guiding employees to think and do for themselves; motivating employees to take on responsibility and perform effectively; and growing employee capabilities that lead to career development and success.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Collaborative local learning ecologies : reflections on the governance of lifelong learning in England /

by Hodgson, Ann | Inquiry into the Future for Lifelong Learning | Spours, Ken.

Publisher: Leicester, U.K. National Institute of Adult Continuing Education 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Inquiry into the Future for Lifelong Learning. Sector paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 22-25Summary: This paper is an attempt to use ecological concepts that have been developed across a number of different areas of human and natural activity to think about approaches to governance in the complex area of lifelong learning. The ecological metaphor helps us to recognise important features of the diverse, dynamic, complex, evolving, fragile spaces and entities that constitute adult learning. This paper uses these tools to reflect upon strategies for building effective, inclusive and collaborative local learning ecologies, capable of meeting the needs of all learners in a locality.Availability: (1)

Combating climate change through quality education /

by Anderson, Allison | The Brookings Institution.

Publisher: Washington, DC Global Economy and Development at Brookings 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Global Economy and Development at Brookings policy brief ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2010Summary: This brief reviews the current policies and actions on climate change and the barriers to engaging the education sector in the discussions on climate change mitigation and adaptation.Availability: (1)

Community builders : New South Wales. /

by New South Wales. Department of the Premier.

Publisher: 03/17/04 12:30:15 2003Notes: Description based on contents viewed o03/17/04 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: The New South Wales Government's Community Builder's web site aims to provide a forum for local communities to access information and share ideas, promoting increased communication for community development. Users contribute their own stories, making the site more dynamic and interactive.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community contact service yearbook 2006-07. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 24 p. : ill. (some col.), ports + 1 DVD.Notes: Also available on CD Rom CD Shelved at COMPUTER DESKSummary: ATHERTON GARDENS ; SCHEME FOR TRAINING AND EDUCATING PEOPLE (STEP) ; VICTORIA. Department of Human ServicesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community learning, the outcomes report: a research report prepared for the Victorian Technical and Further Education Board. /

by Kimberley, Helen.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian TAFE Board 1986Description: 107p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Corporate education : a practical guide to effective corporate learning /

by Ryan, Lindsay.

Publisher: Salisbury, S.A. Griffin Press 2010Description: xii, 268 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 254-261) and index.Summary: This book is intended to assist chief executives, senior managers, line managers, human resource managers, organisation development managers, chief learning officers and training managers by providing relevant information and case studies to better understand the role and potential of corporate education and training. The book provides practical information to assist organisations improve the effectiveness of their corporate education and training programs, improve productivity and increase their return on investment from employee learning and development.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Creating a future direction for Australian vocational education and training : a discussion paper on the future of the VET system /

by Skills Australia.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Skills Australia 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2010 Includes bibliographical references SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Australia needs people to have more skills and to use them productively in the workplace. We also need higher rates of workforce participation. To help achieve these goals we need to increase demand from employers to take on and use these skills. This comes hand in hand with improving the depth, range and responsiveness of services the VET system provides. However, the uptake of training will not happen unless students, employers and the community have confidence in the quality and appropriateness of VET services and providers. This paper outlines a number of issues for discussion that can help set the direction Australian vocational education and training might take to achieve these objectives. Many of the issues will be familiar to those working in and with the sector. Skills Australia is keen to tap into this knowledge and experience to come up with workable solutions. We want to hear from people who use or have used the VET system- what are the directions the VET sector can take so it better meets your requirements?Availability: (1)

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