Presentation Details

The Second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

Serving the Needs of International Marginalised Communities: An Innovative, Flexible and Mixed Mode Delivery of the Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training

Julian Silverman.

International volunteers with Australian Volunteers
International (AVI ) provide significant contributions to civil society, infrastructural and service development in the international context. Their work represents a powerful personal development experience. Furthermore, the demands for new skills in a rapidly globalising labour market impel organisations such as AVI to increasingly recognise volunteers’ professional development. Central to these are volunteers’ community service capabilities.

Opportunities exist for participants on assignments to have their work recognised as part of a flexibly delivered national vocational training qualification. Internet based programs enables the development of new and dynamic learning processes that reflect work place practise rather than emphasise class room based academic study.


Julian Silverman  (Australia)
Coordinator Community Education Programs
Department Social and Community Services
RMIT University

Mr Silverman has undertaken a range of intercultural training programs for RMIT University. He is currently engaged in development and delivery of a Workplace Assessment and Training, customised and contextualised for Indigenous Australian participants. Julian has received a range of industry awards for his intercultural training skills as well as his research and program design capabilities including an Indian Study Tour for Australian students examining self help groups and social change in India. He has also completed radio programs for broadcast in India and Australia

  • Volunteer
  • Capacity Building
  • Community Development
  • Internet

(30 min. Conference Paper, English)