New Education and Training Model (NETM)

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About the New Education and Training Model (NETM)

The New Education and Training Model is being developed in partnership with industry, universities, vocational education and training (VET) providers and government to deliver micro-credentials or small scale learning packages that allow people to build knowledge, skills and experience in certain subject areas aligned to employer needs.

For employers, this means access to an agile and highly skilled workforce that can meet the demands of advancing operations. For students and workers, it means access to lifelong learning and the potential for an exciting career that can evolve over time.

What is a micro-credential?

Micro-credentials are small-scale courses (of about 40 hours of learning) for learners to build knowledge, skills and experience in a particular discipline applicable across multiple professions.

How are the NETM micro-credentials different from other programs offered through universities and registered training organisations?

The NETM places industry in the driver's seat, to make sure education programs are designed for business, by business.

Since they are only about 40 hours long, NETM micro-credentials offer learners the chance to get a taste of what it would be like to study a particular topic further. Completing a NETM micro-credential can be a great way to decide if you want to take additional micro-credentials or even go on to study a longer course (such as a certificate, diploma or degree).

NETM micro-credentials may also complement the training you have already undertaken by adding specific skills to your resume that may not have been a part of your prior study.

How many micro-credentials will be offered in the NETM?

The initial programme of the NETM will develop 100 micro-credentials between 2021-2025.

How are the micro-credentials delivered?

NETM micro-credentials are delivered through an innovative partnership model where vocational education, higher education and workplace learning come together to deliver training.

Leading education and training providers manage the administration of each micro-credential and develop and deliver content with direct and meaningful input from industry partners to ensure training will prepare learners for new jobs on the cutting edge of industry's needs.

Industry opportunities

The NETM are inviting industry members in advanced manufacturing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, freight and logistics, defence and aerospace, and agribusiness sectors to participate in the ongoing design, development, and delivery of micro-credentials tailored to the needs of employers in the Western Parkland City.

Industry are encouraged to register interest in proposing a new micro-credential for the NETM or to work with the team to workshop micro-credential ideas. 

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Where can I find further information?

To learn more about how you can get involved in the New Education Training Model, contact the Western Parkland City below:

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