MAS National brings you Link & Learn

Are you an active member of the vocational education and training sector? Are you based in Victoria, want to nurture your professional contacts and are keen to learn more about the benefits of Apprenticeships & Traineeships?

If you answered 'Yes' to all of the above, then our next Link & Learn session is the event for you!

What is Link & Learn?

Link & Learn is the name of MAS National's quarterly networking forum for vocational education and training (VET) industry professionals.

We will have an expert speaker.Our expert speaker will run us through the theme of the session.

Developed with the desire to provide VET industry professionals (particularly TAFE & Registered Training Organisations) with a relaxed and social, but informative learning experience, the objective of these events is to provide a collaborative environment for both public and private training organisations learn more about Apprenticeships & Traineeships and to discuss important opportunities within the sector.

Each event is focused around a core theme and discussion is led by an expert speaker. As hosts of Link & Learn, at MAS National we lead this collaboration. Before every session we consult with providers about the current pertinent topics that they want answers to. We then source solutions from experts. These experts present at our Link & Learn events, and the event itself provides a vehicle for training providers to consult with our speakers and share ideas and opinions openly with the group.

What will you gain?

Link & Learn aims to foster a spirit of collaboration and continuous improvement within the VET sector and the events are a great vehicle for RTOs and TAFEs to engage via discussing important topics within the industry.

According to Adam Clarke, Victorian State Manager and host of Link & Learn, "Australia is blessed with a strong VET system which is supported at policy level by both the Commonwealth and State Governments. Through Link & Learn we're bringing the industry together to ensure that apprentices, trainees and students continue to receive quality training."

Not only do our events enable professionals to work collaboratively to improve the quality of VET training in Victoria, they also give access to highly renowned guest speakers, keep you up-to-date with the latest industry trends and provide an engaging platform where like-minded industry connections are encouraged and developed.

In summary, VET industry professional should attend Link & Learn sessions to:

  • Keep up to date with the latest information about apprenticeship & traineeship trends
  • Hear from the quality guest speakers on the hottest industry trends
  • Participate in quality discussions
  • Build relationships within the industry
  • Foster potential opportunities to collaborate
The evening brings together VET industry professionals.  The focus of the evening is quality discussion and creating connections.

What happened at our most recent event?

Our last Link & Learn session was held on the 28th July at the Rooftop Conference Room – Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre. Held from 4-6 p.m. the session focused around Volume of Learning and we were lucky enough to have Kevin Ekendahl, Director at Audit Express as our speaker.

After our initial opening by Adam, our speaker presented us with a fascinating discussion featuring:

  1. The most common forms of non-compliance from 2017.
  2. The formula to calculate the volume of learning.
  3. How to determine if your RTO is compliant.

In our intimate setting with likeminded professionals, we then opened up the discussion further to the group allowing for more specific questions and general sharing of knowledge. As always, we were well refreshed with drinks and nibbles throughout the evening.

Who is MAS National?

MAS National, the hosts of Link & Learn, is an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider and is proud to have been providing the highest quality apprenticeships support services to employers and apprentices since 1998. We have been selected by the Australian Government to deliver the full suite of Support Services to apprentices and employers and provide these services across Australia. We offer the following expert services:

  • Recruitment support: Designed to aid employers who want help hiring an apprentice that will fit into their business
  • Administrational support services: Help for both employers and apprentices with the standard processes involved in apprenticeships, including, administrative support, payment processing (for government incentive awards) and registering apprentices.
  • Mentoring services: Provides ongoing support to make sure apprentices and employers are successful in the long-term.

Our experience and insight into the world of apprentice and apprentice employers gives us a unique platform to help develop our industry. We are great believers in enriching the VET sector and strive to provide a comfortable & relaxed environment for all stakeholders to keep up-to-date Apprenticeships & Traineeships and with industry trends.

If you want to learn more about joining us at our next Link & Learn session or think you could benefit from our Apprenticeship & Traineeship services, get in touch with the team today.