The QuIET Network (Quality in Education and Training Network) was established in 1994. The Network incorporates both public and private RTOs with a focus on:
- Assistance in the continuous improvement and best practice
- Provide a means by which members are able to further develop their knowledge of quality concepts and practices in regard to all matters relating to Quality in Vocational and Further Education
- Reflect the views of its members, and provide advice and assistance on Quality practice, to the national regulator and state authorizes
- To facilitate liaison between Quality related peak bodies and Vocational and Further Education Quality practitioners
Over the last twenty one years the Network has provided a consistent and effective vehicle for staff working in the area of quality to gain support and share their experiences as well as providing a critical forum for members to hear from experts in quality to increase their knowledge and skills. The network has approximately 50 members (combination of individual and corporate memberships) with representatives from TAFE Institutes and private registered providers.
In addition to this the Network has operated effectively as a means for such organisations as the Higher Education and Skills Group and the Victorian Registration & Qualifications Authority (VRQA), and their predecessors, to meet with quality representatives of TAFE Institutes and some private providers to seek information and also to implement initiatives throughout the training system.
The Network has made a significant contribution to the efficient and effective take up of quality in training organisations.
The changing landscape of TAFE regulations and the establishment of the national regulator - Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) will have a major effect of the way TAFEs will need to structure in the future. The Quiet Network will assist and work through the coming changes with members.
Full membership entitles you to:
- Network meetings
- 12 months membership
- Free professional development activities
- Support from other members
- Voting rights at general and annual meetings
- Access to Network website – Forums, supporting documents, Agenda’s and minute’s
- Eligibility to stand for election to an office of the network
2015 Network Committee
Carina Woolcomb (Swinburne Universityof Technology)
Brooke Taylor (VFA Learning)
Carl Bentley (Gordon Institute of TAFE)
David Youssf (Vocation)
Executive Committee Members
Toula Filokostas (Australian Human Resources Institute)
Ian Anderson (Chisholm)
Karin Whitehead (Ames)
Elizabeth Hoffmann (Australian College of Applied Animal Studies)
- Sandip Rattan (Melbourne Polytechnic)