NSW Reference Group for theNational VET E-learning Strategy
Terms of Reference
Role of the NSW Reference Group for the Strategy
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The NSW Reference Group was established to promote the Australian Flexible Learning Framework, now known as the National VET E-learning Strategy (NVELS). The Reference Group provides strategic advice and leadership on the implementation of NVELS projects, to ensure relevance and impact in the NSW vocational education and training sector.

The National VET E-learning Strategy is a national collaborative program of the Commonwealth, States and Territories in conjunction with Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), contributing significantly to Australia being a global leader in education and industry. It is a unique, world-class initiative designed to create and share knowledge about flexible learning and support take-up in the vocational education and training sector.


The NSW Reference Group provides advice on the implementation of the NVELS in the NSW vocational education and training sector by:
  • contributing to the strategic e-learning directions for NSW within the context of national and state priorities
  • providing input for a NSW response on future directions and projects to the Flexible Learning Advisory Group.

The Reference Group also:
  • provides advice on networks and stakeholders to promote the impact and learning from NVELS projects and resources
  • champions NVELS products, services and outcomes to the NSW vocational education and training sector
  • provides feedback on issues relevant to NSW on the coordination of NVELS activities.


The Reference Group comprises representatives from across the NSW VET sector. Its members have significant experience in vocational education and training, professional development and an understanding of e-learning and flexible delivery in the context of VET.

The NSW FLAG Representative chairs the Reference Group. The NSW E-learning Coordinator is the executive officer of the Reference Group.

The Reference Group will meet up to four (4) times during the year, either face to face or by teleconference. Timing of meetings will correspond with key management and planning milestones. At times, information may be circulated out of session for advice or approval.


The National VET E-learning Strategy for 2012 – 2015 is focussed on three key goals:
Goal 1: Develop and utilise e-learning strategies to maximise the benefits of the national investment in broadband
Goal 2: Support workforce development in industry through innovative training solutions
Goal 3: Expand participation and access for individuals through targeted e-learning approaches