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There's been a bit of consternation at Larvatus Prodeo over the post Culture Wars: self-fulfilling prophecy time. The gist is that Universities Australia have a new National Best Practice Framework for Indigenous Cultural Competency. "Not something, if you read the key points, I’d have thought should be overly controversial". Yet at the end, we had:
This proposal is no more appropriate than incorporating Marxism, Christianity or any other extraneous topic into all courses.
How did it get from one to the other? I think the process went something like this. Let's think of this post as an exercise in "mental forensics".
I got my TAE!
I knew it was coming, but look what arrived in the mail today! I am now a proud holder of a TAE - a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. That makes me a qualified trainer, in the parlance of the profession. I now hold the right paperwork allowing me to teach in TAFEs and other equivalent educational institutes. It doesn't supersede my CELTA, which is a fine course for learning the skills of ESL teaching. The TAE just expands the set of places where I can teach English.