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Paul Rasmussen
Works at Spectrum
Attended Flinders University
Lives in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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So the Federal government has just released its discussion paper on Quality Assessments in VET.  This is part of some ongoing movements around the Certificate IV in TAE and other matters that has seen the new qualification being held back while the powers…
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So I think no matter what happens in September or October at the next federal election the VET FEE-Help (VFH) will change in 2017 and I think for a lot of us in the sector, particularly those who have been around for a while, changes to the system cannot…
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Well it is coming to the end of another year and holidays are rapidly approaching for me at least.  So I thought that now was a appropriate time to look back over the year that was (and what a year it was) and to consider what has changed and what hasn’t…
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So as a lot of us has been saying for some time now the VET FEE HELP system is broken.  The fact that it is broken and far to open to abuse, should not be taken to suggest that there is anything wrong with the concept of utilising income contingent loans…
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So when I commented on the recent release of the Total Vet Activity data from NCVER  I said that one of the issues with the data was the fact that it didn’t capture or have a way of delineating VET FEE Help Data from other data within the set.  While this…
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I just wanted to say an enormous thank you to all of you my readers, both directly via the blog and those who contribute to the conversations on LinkedIn and Twitter. When I started this blog a number of years ago,  back in 2011 as a bit of a thinking and…
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I wrote a piece last week about the state of VET FEE – Help (VFH) and listed a number of points that I thought needed to be addressed by any government considering changing the way in which the system works.  One of those points, that a completion based…
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First off I hope that everyone had a wonder Christmas and New Year and that at least some of you got away from the daily grind for a little bit of  break.  For me it has been interesting to have an actual significant break over the Christmas and New Year…
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I have written on a number of occasions, about the rise in costs to students around diploma and advanced diploma qualifications since the introduction of VET FEE Help.  The other day I suggested that I saw very little justification for pricing a diploma…
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Over the years and again recently I have heard a number of people suggest that one way to deal with some of the issues around the VET sector would be to remove all government funding for a period of time (say 12 months) and see who survives.  The…
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So as some of you may have noticed I have had a little break from my usual posting schedule, mainly due to spending most of the last 2 weeks working with an organisation to delivery some initial TAE training to a large group of their staff.  Of course…
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So a lot has been made recently in the media and senate reports and in statements by places like the AEU and others about this epidemic of dodgy private sector RTOs who are ripping of the government and public and destroying VET in Australia.   Well I for…
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National Training Manager
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Development of Organisational Learning Models and Frameworks base on the most current Evidence-Based Best Practice; RTO compliance and governance; RTO commercialisation and business development including tender and funding applications, implementation and management; Advice on ASQA audits, registrations and re-registrations; Assistance with the underlying strategy and creation of robust Learning Cultures; Strategies and programs to better connect the learning function with the needs of the business; Funding Strategies to best provide for sustainable training and learning, better talent management and improved retention; Learning Management Leadership advice; Presentations and workshop on Learning Management, Learning Culture and Organisational Learning
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  • Spectrum
    National Training Manager, 2014 - present
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Paul Rasmussen is a passionate learning and development professional from Brisbane, Australia
Introduction

Paul Rasmussen is a thought Leader and Speaker on Organisational Learning, Professional Development, Motivation, Leadership, Management and Professional Ethics. Paul speaks widely and has published work on the areas of Talent Retention and Management, Learning and Development, Learning ROI, Business, Management, Leadership and Ethics. With Qualifications in Ethics and Bioethics, Organisational Learning and Development, Training, and Business, Management and Leadership. He was previously the Head of Learning for UnitingCare Community, the Executive Officer of UnitingCare’s RTO, a member of the board of the Enterprise RTO Association and a member of the QLD branch of the Australian institute of training and development state council. .  He has won multiple national and international awards for learning and development and the VET/RTO industry.  He is currently the National Training Manager for Spectrum Training.

Paul can also be contacted through Rasmussen Learning Solutions

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Winner 2013 Leadership in VET Quality Award - Australian Training Awards, Winner 2013 LearnX Learning Manager of the Year
Education
  • Flinders University
    2001 - 2006
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