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Paul Rasmussen
Works at Spectrum
Attended Flinders University
Lives in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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I for one have been for a long time now a proponent of the Federal government being in charge of Vocation Education in Australia, so as you might expect I have reacted quite well to the news recently that there seems to be once again support for this…
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So I have read a couple of articles recently about how being a teacher at TAFE is so stressful, particularly at the moment and over the weekend I was having a discussion with a friend of mine (who doesn’t work in the sector) who only half-joking suggested…
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Some of you may have notice that I have been talking a lot recently about financial viability and the RTO/VET sector and that the delivery of programs of learning are a business and the more we adopt business ideas and models around what we do the more…
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RTOs, Funding and Financial Viability We have seen a whole lot of changes in the VET sector recently, particularly around government funding and who is being expected to be paying for VET in Australia.  A couple of weeks ago I looked at the major ways in…
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So I have been thinking a fair bit recently about funding in the VET sector and different models and approaches.  A lot of this has been prompted by the release of the new QLD VET investment program and the issues with what has happened with funding in…
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NO Whether a Diploma of Counselling for example costs you $5,000 (and sometimes even less) or $15,000 the qualification you get at the end is the same.  They are both assessed against the same criteria with the same evidence requirements and delivered by…
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Last week I wrote a piece asking why TAFE is so stressful for Trainers which generated a huge amount of discussion.  One of the single biggest things that was raised by people was  the issue of management and the skills and attitudes of those in…
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So as some of you may notice it is a Saturday and I am posting which is unusual I know, but a connection of mine on linkedin posted on Friday the issues paper from the Review of VET funding in Victoria and as I said in a response to her post I was…
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While I have spoken about this a little bit before and also about career progression in VET the really positive reactions to yesterdays post on financial viability for RTOs and a couple of discussions that have arisen out of that have prompted me to…
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I mean, lets get serious for a second here, ASQA has been the ‘national regulator’ for over 3 years now, and as from 1 April 2015, all RTOs are covered by the same set of standards so why, why are the separate regulators for Victoria and Western…
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Well Minister Yvette D’Ath and the team at DET in Queensland have released the Queensland VET investment Plan for 2015-16 on Friday.  And I have to say that the Minister has delivered on everything that she promised.  This is particularly delightful given…
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In response to some discussions around models for the delivery of non-accredited training along side nationally accredited training and why L&D departments choose non-accredited training over accredited I thought that I might pull some of the threads of…
In response to some discussions around models for the delivery of non-accredited training along side nationally accredited training and why L&D departments choose non-accredited training over a...
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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

Bragging rights
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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