Vocational
Education
ORIENTATION
2013
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 1
Our mission (what we do):
We develop spiritual leaders with a vision to
transform our society
Our vision (what we see):
th...
Vocational Training Certificate III in Christian Ministry & Theology
(30771QLD)
Certificate IV in Christian Ministry & The...
ACOM’s
Approach to
Learning
✟ On the job
✟ Practical
✟ Flexible
✟ Missional
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 4
Vocational Education
Information
• Vocational Education Handbook 2013
contains the information that you need
during your c...
VE Handbook Contents
• Welcome to the Australian College of Ministries 3
• Areas of Study 4
• Vocational Education 4
• Hig...
VE Handbook Contents
• Policies 7
• Complaints and Appeals 7
• Recognition of Prior Learning, Credit Transfer & Mutual Rec...
VE Handbook Contents
• Vocational Education Course Summary 13
• Certificate III Outline 15
• Guidelines 15
• Core Subjects...
KEY THINGS TO BE
AWARE OF AS A STUDENT
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 9
Who to contact
General queries, enrolments,
certificates, finances, Centrelink
• Ministry Services Team
• info@acom.edu.au...
Who to contact
Moodle
• Technical support only
• Refer to Moodle Student Handbook
• moodle@acom.edu.au
• 1800 672 692
VOCA...
Who to contact:
Learning and assessment support,
selecting course of study
If a Direct Student:
• VET Learning Support Man...
Who to contact:
Learning and assessment support,
selecting course of study
If a Network Organization Student:
• Tutor or m...
Who to contact:
Learning and assessment support,
selecting course of study
If a Network Organization Coordinator:
• VET Le...
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
VET Learning
Support
Manager
Network
Training
Coordinator
Mentors &
Tutors
Students Stud...
Who to contact
Complaints, appeals, variations to
course of study, feedback
• Vice Principal
• Associate Dean Vocational E...
Can we contact you?
It is vitally important that
we have your current
contact details.
Advise us through
info@acom.edu.au
...
Important SEMESTER
Dates For 2013
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Semester 1 starts 25 February
Deadline for subject cha...
Important TERM
Dates For 2013
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Term 1 starts 25 February
Deadline for subject changes and...
Moodle access
• Password access
• Retain same login for duration of enrolment
• Access to subject materials upon enrolment...
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
The subjects you are
enrolled in will show
up here when you
login.
Handbooks and
Guides ...
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 22
1. Read the
Subject
Introduction
before
opening the
session
materials.
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 23
2. Click on
assessment
for a
summary of
the
assessment
and the
response
folio.
Assess...
Session
Materials
Work your way through each session
in the order presented.
You may want to start a journal to
record you...
Study Tips
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 25
Plan …
• Make space in your schedule
• 60 hours per subject includes session notes,
reading, discussion and reflection, tu...
Tackling an assessment …
• Assessment detail in subject introduction
• Assessment summary and due dates in
Moodle
• Downlo...
Tackling an assessment …
• Download RESPONSE folio
• Read the question through all the way
• Read both assessment 1 and 2 ...
Tackling an assessment …
• Map out a plan to answer the question
• Refer to VET Guidelines for Assessment
for further assi...
Completing the response …
• Provide evidence of what you say
• Reference all sources
• Note quantity, range and type when
...
Referencing
• Refer to VET Guidelines for Assessment
• Footnoting
Wendy Doniger, Splitting the Difference (Chicago:
Univer...
Have you
answered all
parts of the
question?
Have you kept
to the topic?
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 32
Submitting assessment …
• Cover sheet is inserted into response folio
• Ensure all areas of the cover sheet are
completed
...
Submitting assessment …
• Do not submit as a .pdf or .txt
• PDF exception = workplace logs and
supervisor reports that req...
POLICIES
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 35
Complaints and Appeals
• Students and staff initially resolve at level of
incident
• Unresolved complaint or assessment ap...
RPL & Mutual Recognition
• Apply when applying for admission
• Apply BEFORE enrolling in a subject
• Request form from inf...
Access and Equity
• Informed of options
• Accessibility of training
• Needs and right of students
• Reasonable adjustment ...
Student Records
• Written request
Personal records
Record of results
Re-issue of certificate
• info@acom.edu.au
VOCATIO...
Assessment Extension to Due
Date
• Application form on Moodle
• Received 1 day before due date
• Maximum extension 4 weeks...
Assessment
• Each assessment item assessed as Satisfactory
/ Unsatisfactory
• Unsatisfactory has opportunity to resubmit
•...
Assessment
• Unsatisfactory on any item means not yet
competent
• Will need to re-enrol in subject if unable to
satisfacto...
Feedback
How you can assist us in providing a quality service and training and
assessment that meets your needs …
VOCATION...
Feedback - Students
• Unit evaluation at the end of every subject
– Embedded into Moodle
• Quality Learner Survey 30 Octob...
Feedback - Networks
• Training coordinator also able to complete
unit evaluation at the end of every subject
– Embedded in...
WE TRUST THAT YOU WILL
ENJOY STUDYING WITH US.
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 46
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Orientation VET Students 2013

  1. 1. Vocational Education ORIENTATION 2013 VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 1
  2. 2. Our mission (what we do): We develop spiritual leaders with a vision to transform our society Our vision (what we see): the Australian community is enriched through the positive impact of healthy, effective churches … training and equipping missional leaders VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 2
  3. 3. Vocational Training Certificate III in Christian Ministry & Theology (30771QLD) Certificate IV in Christian Ministry & Theology (30772QLD) Diploma of Christian Ministry & Theology (30773QLD) Under Graduate Training Diploma of Christian Studies Associate Degree of Christian Thought & Practice Bachelor of Theology Post Graduate Training Graduate Certificate of Arts Graduate Diploma of Arts Master of Arts Doctor of Ministry What Courses Do We Offer VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 3
  4. 4. ACOM’s Approach to Learning ✟ On the job ✟ Practical ✟ Flexible ✟ Missional VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 4
  5. 5. Vocational Education Information • Vocational Education Handbook 2013 contains the information that you need during your course of study • Updated every year • Students advised if updated during the year • Current version on the website VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 5
  6. 6. VE Handbook Contents • Welcome to the Australian College of Ministries 3 • Areas of Study 4 • Vocational Education 4 • Higher Education 4 • More Information 4 • Student Life 5 • Student Orientation 5 • Learning Environment 5 • Student Services 5 • Who to Contact 5 • Application for Admission and Subject Enrolment 6 • 2013 Important Dates 6 VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 6
  7. 7. VE Handbook Contents • Policies 7 • Complaints and Appeals 7 • Recognition of Prior Learning, Credit Transfer & Mutual Recognition 7 • Access & Equity 7 • Language, Literacy & Numeracy in Vocational Education 8 • Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying 8 • Health and Safety 8 • Privacy 8 • Student Records 9 • Student Assessment 9 • 2013 Fees for Vocational Education Courses 11 • ACOM Fees Policy 11 • Fees: ACOM Direct Student 12 • Fees: ACOM Network Student 12 VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 7
  8. 8. VE Handbook Contents • Vocational Education Course Summary 13 • Certificate III Outline 15 • Guidelines 15 • Core Subjects 15 • Elective Subjects 15 • Certificate IV Outline 16 • Guidelines 16 • Core Subjects 16 • Elective Subjects 18 • Diploma Outline 20 • Guidelines 20 • Core Subjects 20 • Elective Subjects 21 VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 8
  9. 9. KEY THINGS TO BE AWARE OF AS A STUDENT VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 9
  10. 10. Who to contact General queries, enrolments, certificates, finances, Centrelink • Ministry Services Team • info@acom.edu.au • 1800 672 692 VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 10
  11. 11. Who to contact Moodle • Technical support only • Refer to Moodle Student Handbook • moodle@acom.edu.au • 1800 672 692 VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 11
  12. 12. Who to contact: Learning and assessment support, selecting course of study If a Direct Student: • VET Learning Support Manager • studentsupport@acom.edu.au • Mark Eather • 0431 586 522 VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 12
  13. 13. Who to contact: Learning and assessment support, selecting course of study If a Network Organization Student: • Tutor or mentor if applicable • If they are unable to help then contact your Network Training Coordinator [NTC] • If they are unable to help then the NTC will contact ACOM VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 13
  14. 14. Who to contact: Learning and assessment support, selecting course of study If a Network Organization Coordinator: • VET Learning Support Manager [VLSM] • studentsupport@acom.edu.au • Mark Eather • 0431 586 522 VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 14
  15. 15. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING VET Learning Support Manager Network Training Coordinator Mentors & Tutors Students Students Students Students Mentors & Tutors Students 15 For Network Organization Students:
  16. 16. Who to contact Complaints, appeals, variations to course of study, feedback • Vice Principal • Associate Dean Vocational Education • info@acom.edu.au • 1800 672 692 VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 16
  17. 17. Can we contact you? It is vitally important that we have your current contact details. Advise us through info@acom.edu.au VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING Have you changed your • Phone? • Email? • Postal address? • Name? 17
  18. 18. Important SEMESTER Dates For 2013 VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING Semester 1 starts 25 February Deadline for subject changes and withdrawals 22 March Assessment 1 due 3 May Assessment 2 due 28 June Unit feedback due 28 June Semester 2 starts 15 July Deadline for subject changes and withdrawals 9 August Assessment 1 due 20 September Assessment 2 due 15 November Unit feedback due 15 November Assessment extensions and resubmissions final deadline 15 December 18
  19. 19. Important TERM Dates For 2013 VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING Term 1 starts 25 February Deadline for subject changes and withdrawals 22 March Deadline for Term 2 enrolments 29 March Term 1 Assessment 1 & 2 due 3 May Term 2 Assessment 1 & 2 due 28 June Term 3 starts 15 July Deadline for subject changes and withdrawals 9 August Deadline for Term 4 enrolments 16 August Term 3 Assessment 1 & 2 due 20 September Term 4 Assessment 1 & 2 due 15 November Assessment extensions and resubmissions final deadline 15 December 19
  20. 20. Moodle access • Password access • Retain same login for duration of enrolment • Access to subject materials upon enrolment • Refer to Moodle Student Handbook in Key Links for assistance in finding your way around Moodle VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 20
  21. 21. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING The subjects you are enrolled in will show up here when you login. Handbooks and Guides found here 21
  22. 22. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 22 1. Read the Subject Introduction before opening the session materials.
  23. 23. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 23 2. Click on assessment for a summary of the assessment and the response folio. Assessment is uploaded from this section.
  24. 24. Session Materials Work your way through each session in the order presented. You may want to start a journal to record your reflections and the various session questions and activities. They are there to assist you to think about the topic and the material presented as if you were in a face to face environment. Underlined words will mean that there is a document or presentation to open or a link to download. Each session will look a bit different. For some sessions the questions will be in the session notes. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 24
  25. 25. Study Tips VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 25
  26. 26. Plan … • Make space in your schedule • 60 hours per subject includes session notes, reading, discussion and reflection, tutor, practical activities and assessment time • 8 sessions per unit • Plan your semester – use your calendar/schedule • Start assessments early • Get into good habits EARLY! VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 26
  27. 27. Tackling an assessment … • Assessment detail in subject introduction • Assessment summary and due dates in Moodle • Downloadable response folio in Moodle • Assessment detail repeated in response folio • Response folio is as structured as the technique will permit VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 27
  28. 28. Tackling an assessment … • Download RESPONSE folio • Read the question through all the way • Read both assessment 1 and 2 so that the scope of the tasks are understood • Read the conditions and instructions • Note any instructions specific to the assessment • Find the references in the session notes that will help respond to the question VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 28
  29. 29. Tackling an assessment … • Map out a plan to answer the question • Refer to VET Guidelines for Assessment for further assistance VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 29
  30. 30. Completing the response … • Provide evidence of what you say • Reference all sources • Note quantity, range and type when specified • Quotes should not be more than 10% of total response – not included in word count • Don’t plagiarise! • Proof read! VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 30
  31. 31. Referencing • Refer to VET Guidelines for Assessment • Footnoting Wendy Doniger, Splitting the Difference (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999), 65. • Bibliography Doniger, Wendy. Splitting the Difference. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 31
  32. 32. Have you answered all parts of the question? Have you kept to the topic? VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 32
  33. 33. Submitting assessment … • Cover sheet is inserted into response folio • Ensure all areas of the cover sheet are completed • Declarations critical • Assessor will give feedback and record result • Resubmission also recorded on this sheet VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 33
  34. 34. Submitting assessment … • Do not submit as a .pdf or .txt • PDF exception = workplace logs and supervisor reports that require signatures and scanning • Submit in original form eg .doc, .ppt, .xls etc so that the assessor can add comments VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 34
  35. 35. POLICIES VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 35
  36. 36. Complaints and Appeals • Students and staff initially resolve at level of incident • Unresolved complaint or assessment appeal complete complaint or appeal form • Available from info@acom.edu.au • Complaints > Vice Principal • Appeal > Associate Dean Vocational Education VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 36
  37. 37. RPL & Mutual Recognition • Apply when applying for admission • Apply BEFORE enrolling in a subject • Request form from info@acom.edu.au • Managed by Associate Dean VE Discussion RPL Handbook and application Documents and evidence submitted RPL interview may be required VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 37
  38. 38. Access and Equity • Informed of options • Accessibility of training • Needs and right of students • Reasonable adjustment to training and assessment • Learning environment free from harassment, discrimination and bullying VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 38
  39. 39. Student Records • Written request Personal records Record of results Re-issue of certificate • info@acom.edu.au VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 39
  40. 40. Assessment Extension to Due Date • Application form on Moodle • Received 1 day before due date • Maximum extension 4 weeks • Applies to resubmission due dates • Ultimate end of year deadline • NO assessment will be carried into the next calendar year • Financial penalty if no extension requested VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 40
  41. 41. Assessment • Each assessment item assessed as Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory • Unsatisfactory has opportunity to resubmit • Work directly with assessor for resubmission • Students needs to be satisfactory on both assessment items to be competent overall in the subject / unit VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 41
  42. 42. Assessment • Unsatisfactory on any item means not yet competent • Will need to re-enrol in subject if unable to satisfactorily meet competency for the unit by the due date • NO assessment will be carried into the next calendar year VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 42
  43. 43. Feedback How you can assist us in providing a quality service and training and assessment that meets your needs … VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 43
  44. 44. Feedback - Students • Unit evaluation at the end of every subject – Embedded into Moodle • Quality Learner Survey 30 October every year – Online government survey for students • Destination survey 4 months after students complete course VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 44
  45. 45. Feedback - Networks • Training coordinator also able to complete unit evaluation at the end of every subject – Embedded into Moodle • Quality Learner Survey 30 October every year – Online government survey for selected “employers” • Annual ACOM satisfaction survey VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 45
  46. 46. WE TRUST THAT YOU WILL ENJOY STUDYING WITH US. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 46

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