Communities of practice around the country

Campus Review, 13 May 2003

IN 2002, 48 communities of practice involving more than 2320 people operated across the country drawn from public and private sector training providers and from a range of industry areas.

Some of the communities of practice included:

  • A community of practice formed by TAFE NSW South Western Sydney Institute and bound by the common interest of establishing effective relationships to support the implementation of the metal and manufacturing training package
  • A community of practice formed by Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education in the Northern Territory focused on cultural expression, information and knowledge in remote Indigenous communities and the related art and museum training packages
  • A community of practice formed by Central Gippsland Institute of TAFE for child care professionals across the central Gippsland region in Victoria
  • A north and north eastern Tasmania community of practice convened by the Institute of TAFE Tasmania that aimed to impact on the flexibility and responsiveness of VET
  • An ACT community of practice consisting of the executive offices of the nine industry training advisory boards which aimed to continue to improve the services that ITABs offer to industry
  • A community of practice formed by the Australian Council for Private Education and Training in South Australia, focused on the process of auditing and other matters involved with implementing the national training framework
  • A south-west Queensland regional assessors and trainers community of practice, formed by Business Success Group Pty Ltd, and which assisted a range of public and private providers to address the requirements of the Australian Quality Training Framework
  • A community of practice formed in far north-east Western Australian by Eastern Pilbara TAFE and BHP Billiton that focused on improving the communication between the provider and the industry client
  • A community of practice formed by the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, designed to increase the knowledge of workplace trainers and assessors about the national training framework