Time for Training!

My new company has already started promoting my new Moodle workshop: Training Booster Shot – 3.1 Competencies Made Simple! I’m very excited about this as I’m very new to Pukunui, but they’re already backing me all the way. It feels great.

At TAFE, I was often struggling with getting Competencies to work right. I thought Outcomes were a possible path, but it never functioned well. And trying to get them to function well really pushed me into the Gradebook, something that I never really used in our Moodle setup. We had external systems to accommodate this. But the capacity to do more in Moodle intrigued me. I co-presented on this at MoodlePosium 2015 and presented a follow-up at iMoot 2016.

In fact, my iMoot presentation was pretty much preempted with the Moodle 3.1 release. I received a notification of new videos Moodle HQ’s YouTube channel, and one title caught my eye:

CBE for Teachers!


Has the silver bullet finally been delivered?

I’ve been working in my spare time to try Competencies and Learning Plans in my Moodle 3.1 test site since then, and I’m happy with what Moodle has done. They’ve listened to us, the teachers who work in the CBE framework.

And I want to help you implement it in your Moodle, whether you work within ASQA or another VET framework, or other CBE frameworks. Or you have no clue what CBE frameworks are but think this might be of interest.

I’m super excited that Pukunui is offering this workshop, and I look forward to running this workshop! Contact Pukunui for more information or to book a spot.

Do you do any other Moodle training?

What a great question! Yes, Pukunui is always running great Moodle training sessions. In fact, next week there is LMS Training in Sydney, which you might be able to book a spot for if you’re quick! We’re offering both Moodle Course Creator and Moodle Manager in Sydney, and OMG It’s going to be my first time working for Pukunui as a trainer! Do you really want to miss that? Between you and me and the rest of the Internet, I’m nervously excited. I haven’t been so nervously excited for awhile now. I’m really looking forward to it, and I’d love it if more people signed up.

Next week? What? Not enough time! I’m not in Sydney!

No worries; we are scheduling other training sessions in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and maybe even elsewhere in Australia. And there’s training available in Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. The best way to find out more is by contacting Pukunui.

Aren’t you a WordPress guy? What’s with all this Moodle and Pukunui stuff? I want WordPress training!

Okay, sure, I hear you.

Look, I’m very new at Pukunui, and I’m excited, so of course I’m going to blog about it.

If this came out more like an ad, I apologise, but I am going to promote Pukunui and training, because that’s my job, and I’m proud of it.


The Parramatta College logo
Check out the courses at the Parramatta College.

I happen to know that the Parramatta College is offering a beginners night class on Getting Started with WordPress. And I happen to know the instructor, because it’s me! Yes, this is a small night class I run for the local community college. It’s unaccredited and pitched at the beginner level. So if you want to start blogging or start-up a simple e-commerce site, this is the course for you.

The course usually runs once a semester, over 3 weeks. I’m not sure if I’ll continue with them as my new job with Pukunui might make organising a time for the class problematic in the future, but for at least the next three Tuesday nights, I’ll be instructing the class.

Contact the Parramatta College for more details.

Be it Moodle or WordPress, let’s learn something new!


Kenneth “Scott” Huntley is a Learning Designer with TAFE NSW (Technical and Further Education, in New South Wales in Australia) and WordPress instructor with The Parramatta College.

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