ACFE Skills Reform Impact for Wingate Avenue Community Centre February 2010
The Government’s skills objectives • An increase in the number of Victorians undertaking training in the right skill areas, and at the levels needed • A system that engages more effectively and is easier to understand • Responsiveness to changing needs • Creating a culture of lifelongskills development
Securing Jobs for Your Future – changes for ACE • Implementation of a new system in stages from 2009 with full implementation in 2011 • Four new skills categories • Demand driven, focussed on individual and business needs • Greater contestability for delivery of government-subsidised training • Opportunity for ACE organisations to be rewarded for existing efficiency and adaptability • Increased funding for ACFE • The student contact hour price will rise and there will be parity between ACE and private providers • Continued support for ACE organisations to deliver to the most disadvantaged learners: pre-accredited delivery quarantined from contestable market • $4 million in additional funds to lift the price paid by the ACFE Board for pre-accredited delivery to $7.19 per SCH • $10.8 million over 4 years for new strategies to strengthen the capability of ACE
Fees will vary depending on the level and qualification and expected benefits Fairer Fees from July 2009
ACFEB Investment Model – Key Features • Program delivery - Purchase of pre-accredited and accredited SCH • Learners - Adults with less than year 12 • Funded ACE providers – viable and registered with ACFEB • Support for provision • Requirements for funding.
Pre-accredited Training • Opportunities for most educationally disadvantaged learners • Part of Victoria’s training effort reported to the Commonwealth • AVETMISS compliant • Subject only programs • Module or units of competency reported without a course code form part of Pre-accredited training
ACFE Profile Pre-accredited Delivery • 20 program hours (minimum) • Based on a quality framework • 50% of SCH at $6.23, 50% of SCH at $7.19 • ACFEB Pre-accredited Program categories:Adult Literacy and Numeracy Employment Skills Vocational Programs.
Purchase of Accredited Training • Training Package Qualification, or • Nationally recognised accredited course • Module or units of competency reported without a course code form part of Pre-accredited training.
ACFE Profile Accredited Delivery • 50% of SCH at $6.23, 50% of SCH at $7.19 • Accredited program categories for 2009:Foundation Skills Skills Creation Skills Building Skills Deepening
Youth Programs • Youth Pathway Programs (YPP) – included in Accredited Delivery Plan • Youth Guarantee • VCAL support • Approved ACE providers only