Innovation in the context of the Workforce Training Innovation Fund, as described in the funding guidelines, is directed at challenging existing practices in skills development, training methods and product design. The planned outcomes of the funded projects will improve skill and employment outcomes for learners, and business growth and productivity for industry.
The case study projects are focused on designing and delivering improved training opportunities for priority industry sectors. They also pay attention to the adoption of course design and learning strategies that will engage new and existing workers in the development of skills that are closely aligned to industry needs. Active and sustainable partnerships and close collaboration with industry stakeholders are critical to the success of each project.
Also critical for the sector is the active communication of the outcomes and lessons learned from each project to promote further opportunities for training innovation across the state of Victoria.