VET Education

Vocational Education and Training (V.E.T) is the Australian national system of organising and training labour for the workforce, a nation wide system for providing work skills and qualifications endorsed by gov't.  Vocation


Cottage Industry & Home Based Business with Eliza Sellton  BSc (psych) Dip Ed.  MBTI Accred   SYNCRONET Master Training


What I Really Dois a series of visual charts depicting a range of preconceptions associated with a particular field of occupation or expertise. This series compares varying impressions about a profession held by others, self-image and the often mundane reality of the job."    



Maiia BrindleCompetency Based Training (CBT) was introduced  in the late 1980s, it  aims to be relevant to the community in which it is delivered.  It is a way to provide learners with opportunities to gain a documented recognition of achievement. To receive this, you must demonstrate and fulfill the obligations of competency as defined by  government and industry bodies.  Then be able to bring those skills or competencies and apply them in a workplace environment.


 Arts and creative industries are complex mixture of traditional artisanship and cottage industry and yet these trades are also aligned with mega industries such as entertainment and massmedia. In a competency based system, the means of gaining skills will vary.  It may be a formal or an informal course of study and include practical work and life experience.   Levels - of formal qualification.





It is no fun to study for years and turn out work for which there is no market at the end of the day.  Many young artists and musicians confuse a hobby with work. The discipline necessary to work in an INDUSTRY.


It is tricky in a world of global platforms and shrinking industrial employment possibilities - it is even something of a gamble, to attempt to work out in which direction the creative  industries will develop.   Facebook appears to be a Godsend as did the appearance of youtube video production. Even television in previous generations, appeared to be a productive medium - but for the loophole of % of Australian content law.  Which meant we would go on to be not the product creators and sellers but the consumer, the target market, and .


Nobody knows what innovations will occur next year and whether these tools will become lowgrade commercialised platforms for trash and trivia.  Time will tell - that is where the gamble lies. 


Realistically we are unlikely to gain employment in the global megasystems.  It is too easy for last centurys conglomerate power and profit ratio to 'pets' - limit community development by taking the work to the periphery, reducing the expense of paying workers.


Education comes with a cost to family values and immediate community needs.  Not to mention the financial expense.  Then too, industrial systems may or may not, have relevance to small-scale production.  Provide very little outcome or income  for the learner, the community, the broader society as a whole where the tax dollars are needed or to economic prosperity.Therefore they may likely be disillusioned to discover their efforts are an excercise in vanity and futility.  This trend to unproductivity is what upsets bean counters and statisticians and starts them up in saying it is a waste of time having art and music in schools.  


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