Anne Stephens

    The Queensland Parliament’s Education, Employment and Training Committee met on the 23 May to conduct a briefing with industry experts in VET challenges, opportunities and delivery of training in regional, rural and remote areas of Queensland.

    The Cairns Institute Adjunct Senior Researcher, Dr Anne Stephens was invited to present to the committee on the delivery of health workforce VET in rural and remote regions, based on her applied evaluation work conducted between 2011 to the present day.

    Ms Davena Monro joined Dr Stephens to discuss with the committee models of service delivery to better meet the current and future needs of students, workers, businesses and communities.

    Dr Stephens’ evaluations and research conducted with Ms Monro, of the training provided by Wontulp-Bi-Buya College and other services across northern Australia, was of interest to the committee who asked further questions about the difference between Indigenous controlled services and mainstream VET delivery, pedagogy and student profiles.

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