For almost 20 years, Australian governments worked with VET providers to support more flexible learning. In more recent times the Australian Flexible Learning Framework has been attempting to focus on embedding e-learning which is undertaken in partnership with industry. To assist with this goal GippsTAFE was commissioned by the Framework to develop a paper considering a range of literature and good practices demonstrated in effective industry sector and business partnerships with RTOs, through Framework funded industry sectors. It describes expectations that business and industry are likely to have of an RTO partnership. Practical advice and insights are shared to inform RTOs who are unsure how of to enter an e-learning partnership with industry.
The key findings of the research found that to foster and sustain business e-learning partnerships RTOs need to have an attitude that is highly focused on service to the business, ensuring all communications are answered promptly and fully and by making the effort to build personal relationships with business personnel. All industry champions interviewed for this paper agreed that respect is earned. RTOs supporting the currently funded industry sectors have built the respect of the industry sectors and business partners by being action driven, making realistic promises to industry stakeholders and delivering on these promises. RTOs tangibly demonstrating commitment to, and collaboration with the industry sector, build trust and respect that translates into sustained partnerships. This may translate to the RTO becoming the provider of choice for the business partners.
This short movie was used as a brief finalle to the presentation.
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