Permanent Preferred Standards Web Site to be established based on material in the Year 2000 Project Web Site.
Preferred Standards Road Shows to be staged on a continuing basis to provide tangible proof of the benefits of using the Preferred Standards.
Preferred Standards Online Shows to be set up and made available to provide focussed demonstrations on demand.
Preferred Standards Bake Offs to be initiated to bring competing manufacturers together with training practitioners in order to demonstrate interoperability of technologies for the online delivery of training.
Project Manager to approach relevant manufacturers to arrange an initial Preferred Standards Bake Off on topics of mutual interest to the manufacturers and Training Organisations.
Appropriate training products to be selected as Preferred Standards Showcases, commencing with Toolbox products.
Project Managers of the Preferred Standards and Toolbox Projects and the Manager of Australian Training Products to liaise further in relation to Preferred Standards documentation specifically targeted at the needs of Toolbox developers and in relation to publicity of mutual benefit.
Preferred Standards Appellation Scheme to be commenced in order to promote the use of the Preferred Standards by allowing conforming training products to display an appropriate brand.
Preferred Standards Development System to be set up to test all aspects of the Preferred Standards, produce material for the Preferred Standards Web Site, develop and present the Preferred Standards Road Shows, construct the Preferred Standards Online Shows, assist with the Preferred Standards Bake Offs, test training products for acceptance as Preferred Standards Showcases, and test training products for branding under the Preferred Standards Appellation Scheme.
Permanent contact point, in the form of an email address and/or a telephone number to be established for questions related to the Preferred Standards.
All communications to refer to the permanent Preferred Standards Web Site and contact points.
Public relations consultant to be appointed to assist with the preparation of written materials, graphics for the permanent Preferred Standards Web Site, and the brand for the Preferred Standards Appellation Scheme.
Email to be used to notify Training Organisations of the web site and the benefits of using the Preferred Standards. Emails to be sent using the resources of the organisations who participated in the Preferred Standards Project.
Articles to be prepared for regular newsletters for Training Organisations. Articles initially to be prepared by the Project Manager, the public relations consultant, and the editors of the respective newsletters.
Flyers to be included with regular mail-outs for Training Organisations. Steering Committee members to provide the initial suggestions on appropriate mail-outs. Flyers to be prepared by the public relations consultant using information supplied by the Project Manager.
Training Organisations and relevant regulatory, advisory, and industry organisations to be asked to include links from their respective web sites to the Preferred Standards web site.
An expert from the Preferred Standards 2000 Project to give presentations at relevant conferences.
Implementation of the Communication Plan to be commenced immediately with the $10,000 made available in conjunction with the Year 2000 Preferred Standards Project.
A substantial portion of the $300,000 allocated in the year 2001 for communications (related to all Strategy 2001 Projects) to be used for the Communication Plan. Substantial means concomitant with the Preferred Standards Project's status as the only Strategy 2000 Project with recommendations to be sent to Australian National Training Authority CEOs.
An on going budget to be allocated for maintenance of the Preferred Standards Web Site, hosting of the Preferred Standards Online Shows, operation of the Preferred Standards Development System, and further communication activities.
EdNA VET Advisory Group to approach the Department of Employment and Training with a view to securing the services of the current Project Manager to commence the implementation of the Communication Plan.