ACTA TAE Holistic Review

We need as many AMEP and SEE teachers as possible to participate in the Town Halls described below to drive home the message that the VET Cert IV qualification is an inappropriate requirement for more highly qualified, specialist teachers of adult English language learners.

We need lots of teachers and lecturers to attend these meetings and add something to the Chat box or ask a question if there is an opportunity to do so.

This is one of those opportunities where numbers will count. Although ACTA is working hard on this matter, if it’s just a few people we won’t have an impact.

It would also be good to add specialist EAL/D insights into what should be in this qualification that better equips VET teachers to address their English and literacy needs of their students across the board, i.e. your colleagues in so-called “mainstream” courses.

TAE Holistic Review Public Town Halls

Join us for our upcoming TAE Holistic Review Public Town Halls. These sessions will cover an update on the TAE Holistic Review, an opportunity to voice your feedback and ask any questions you may have. A town hall session will be recorded and uploaded for on-demand viewing.

If you are interested in joining one of the TAE Holistic Review town halls, please register in 1 of these repeat sessions:

  • Friday 26 November 12:00 – 1:30pm AEDT: click here
  • Monday 29 November 4:00 – 5:30pm AEDT: click here
  • Tuesday 30 November 3:30 – 5pm AEDT: click here
  • Thursday 2 December 12:00 – 1:30pm AEDT: click here


Living TAE Holistic Review Issues Register 

To encourage feedback and promote transparency on changes proposed during the TAE Training and Education Training Package review, we have released an issues register on PwC’s Skills for Australia website. This is a living register which will be re-uploaded monthly to reflect the latest feedback and proposed changes from stakeholders.

To provide your feedback on an issue in the register, submit a new issue or provide your feedback on a specific training product, please complete this survey.


We have a new partner – Education Perfect!

WATESOL Members,

We have negotiated for each of our member schools to have to access 50 free entries in the world’s premier online competition, the Education Perfect World Series. Please use the special partner code: WATESOL to register your students NOW for the Education Perfect English Championships 2014 and you will unlock 50 free student entries in these competitions (normally valued at $20 per student).


Click here to register NOW!

Register your students now to take part in these EXCITING competitions:


There’s a MASSIVE $100,000 Prize Pool for 2014! Click here for full details.

We are looking forward to seeing YOUR STUDENTS learn, compete and win!

Want to help celebrate UN Day this Thursday?

Help us to celebrate UN Day on Thursday 24th October. This marks the date the UN was officially created in 1945, when the UN Charter came into force.


The 2013 theme is Australia’s foreign aid and how it is helping implement the UN’s Millennium Development Goals. Guest speakers include Michael Sheldrick (Global Poverty Project) and Davina Hunter (Young UN Women Australia Perth).


A global celebration since 1948, UN Day provides an opportunity to display your support for peace, equality, environmental sustainability, human rights and the empowerment of women and youth. These are some of the core values being implemented through the 2015 Millennium Development Goals.


The reception will commence at 6pm at Grace Vaughan House, 227 Stubbs Terrace, Shenton Park. Tickets are available from $15 for non-members and $10 for UNAA WA members, students and concessions.  If you would like further information, contact Ricardo Hernandez on 0435 498 964, or email


A copy of the event flier can be viewed at

WATESOL Policies and Procedures Manual October 2013

Our new WATESOL Policies and Procedures Manual is now available for all our current and prospective members to view.

WATESOL Policies & Procedures Manual 20Oct2013 v2

If you’re thinking of joining or nominating someone for our Committee in 2014, please have a look through the manual, in particular pages 5-9 which outline what all the office bearers and sub-committees actually do!

We look forward to having you on board in 2014, and at our AGM in a few weeks on the 31st October! If you need more details on the AGM, or you’d like to register, click here:




Foundation Skills for LLN specialists and Trainers/Assessors

Due to popular demand, Velg Training and Innovation & Business Skills Australia (IBSA) are now offering a series of webinars in November/December 2013 that will cover the information delivered in the sold out face-to-face workshop series Foundation Skills for LLN specialists and Trainers/Assessors.

To ensure we maintain the integrity of the workshop content and maintain participant interaction, this workshop will be delivered over two webinar sessions, one week apart. Participants will have the option of registering for two different intakes of these specially designed webinars, where content will be delivered over two sessions that will be two hours each in length.

Who Should Attend

  • LLN practitioners and program managers
  • Providers of learner support and access education
  • LLN specialists and consultants
  • Foundation skills/LLN teachers working in Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) and Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL) programs

Click here to secure your place now!

Sessions and Dates


27 Nov & 4 Dec
(Intake 1)

28 Nov & 5 Dec
(Intake 2)

Week 1 – session 1

National foundation skills policy and initiatives, unpacking and using the Foundation Skills Training Package and support resources

1.30pm – 3.30pm
27 Nov 2013
1.30pm – 3.30pm
28 Nov 2013
Week 2 – session 2

Integrated delivery and collaboration and Building educator and trainer capacity

1.30pm – 3.30pm
4 Dec 2013
1.30pm – 3.30pm
5 Dec 2013

What will be covered in the Webinar

Increasing emphasis on the delivery of foundation skills in Vocational Education and Training (VET) is challenging Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) specialists to expand the way in which they work.

The success of the National Foundation Skills Strategy for Adults relies not only on LLN specialists building their own expertise, but also on their ability to provide leadership and advice to other VET practitioners.

NB. If you would like to send chat questions to the presenter, Anita Roberts, before each session, please email

Cost of webinar

$39 (includes GST) Velg Training have significantly discounted the cost of the sessions to ensure participants who were unable to attend the face to face series have access to the content.

Click here to secure your place now!