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Annual Report 2005-2006 Department of Employment Education and Training



Annual Report 2005-2006 Department of Employment Education and Training

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117DEET Annual Report 2005-06Workforce for the Future > Workforce Development Initiatives The DEET Workforce Development Strategy aims for effective, targeted professional learning and training that is aligned with the DEET Plan and meets the needs of staff throughout their careers. In DEET, workforce development and professional learning include opportunities or experiences that promote enhanced skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of staff to meet present and future organisational and individual objectives. This includes formal and informal activities that provide opportunities for professional dialogue, interaction, practice, reflection and analysis. DEET service divisions use a consultancy approach with workplaces to tailor professional learning. Learning is shared responsibility between the individual and DEET and can be accessed through: centralised funding of systemic initiatives aligned to the DEET Plan funding priorities of divisions, workplaces and schools related to business plans externally funded initiatives individual investment for career and self-development. The DEET Workforce Development Strategy has continued to be implemented in DEET through the four focus areas: High capacity workforce Skilled Indigenous staff Strong teaching profession Skilled leadership and management. High Capacity Workforce Performance Enhancement Framework The Performance Enhancement Framework promotes a culture of ongoing feedback and lifelong learning through recognition, acknowledgement and ongoing quality conversations. To date 143 workplaces were implementing Performance Enhancement. Approved Student Status DEET supports employees seeking financial assistance or study leave to obtain or upgrade formal qualifications. In 2005-06, $450 627 was allocated to the scheme and 104 placements were funded either fully or partially, which enabled as many staff as possible to access the scheme. DEET employees undertook courses in the following areas under the Approved Student Status Scheme: Education and teaching (including early childhood education, primary education, special education, Indigenous education, Australian Indigenous ESL teaching) Information technology Management Business.

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