The VCAA is hosting a free program PD session in conjunction with the Australian Furniture Association on Wednesday 30 November 2016. We will be joined by Gary Dunshea from Manufacturing Skills Australia and will discuss in detail the implementation of the new Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways qualification.

We will discuss:
· the VCE VET Furnishing Program design
· the future for cabinetmakers and allied furniture trades
· the business (providers/enrolments) and career opportunities (students/employers)
· importance of delivering industry supported programs
· unpacking the new MSF Pathways qualification
· the new units and why they are needed
· contextualisation of units to local industry needs
· currency and how to maintain it
· Validation of Training and Assessment Strategies or TAS
· the AFCoPN support available to assist with industry engagement, an initiative of the Australian Furniture Association
· training resources and support

FREE to attend! 

Presenters:
Gary Dunshea – Industry Liaison Officer, Manufacturing Skills Australia
Patrizia Torelli – CEO, Australian Furniture Association
Mark Pullin – Program Manager, VET VCAA

Details:

When - Wednesday 30th of November – 10am – 1pm

Where - START Trade Training Centre – Chisholm Institute’s Frankston campus

Interested teachers, VET and VCAL Coordinators should email vet.vcaa@edumail.vic.gov.au to for further details and to express interest in attending.

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