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E-portfoliosA VET/ACE perspective
VET Landscape National training system – Skilling workers – Provide pathways to higher education National framework – National (industry specific) Training Packages – Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) Australian Qualifications Framework – Certificate I to Advanced Diplomas 5000 institutions (RTOs) with 1.7 million students
What is happening in VET in Australia?Let‟s just say, it is interesting times...
New AQF The Australian Qualifications Framework underpins the quality and integrity of Australian qualifications. The new Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF 2011) was introduced on 1 July 2011.
New VET landscape The AQF (2011) covers all education and training sectors that issue AQF qualifications, and in looking forward to an integrated tertiary education sector, uses terminology that is not sector specific. The AQF (2011) introduces a new „levels‟ structure, with 16 „types‟ of qualifications being allocated across the ten levels.
New tertiary landscape Blurring of sectoral boundaries Clearer and stronger pathways for students Stronger focus on meeting industry needs More choice for students at all levels Challenges the traditional student journey
New Regulatory Body COAG agreed to the establishment of a National VET Regulator in 2009 – Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) – National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 – VET Quality Framework (July 2011) www.deewr.gov.au/vetregulator
The VET Quality Framework Standards for NVR Registered Training Organisations Fit and Proper Person Requirements Financial Viability Risk Assessment Requirements Data Provision Requirements, and Australian Qualifications Framework.
Contestable Funding COAG agreed on a need for fundamental reform “to ensure training is more responsive to the needs of industry and individuals in a dynamic economy”. “A more flexible and demand-driven training system, seeking greater contestability of funding for public training and greater competition between providers”. COAG Aug 19 2011
COAG targets Halving the proportion of Australians aged 20- 64 without qualifications at Certificate 3 level and above between 2009 and 2020 Doubling the number of higher [VET] qualification completions (Diploma and Advanced Diploma) between 2009 and 2020. Increasing the proportion of 25‐34 year olds with bachelor level qualification or above from 32 per cent to 40 per cent by 2025.
COAG recommendation on USI COAG gave in principle support for a unique student identifier (USI) 2009 – greater capacity for individuals to manage their learning and skills development – gain credit for their existing learning and obtain transcripts of qualifications or achievements – improving the capacity of providers to verify learners‟ existing achievements – endorsed by MCTEE November 2010
Key themes and players COAG Training Package AQF Reform Foundation Access and Skills ParticipationASQA DEEWR Increased National Competition Regulator Higher qualifications MCTEE FLAG
Legacy of the Framework 2000-2004 2005-2007 2008-2011The emphasis: Capability building Client engagement IntegrationThe strategy: Demonstrating and Engaging with clients Embedding raising awareness of from key policy target e-learning in training the potential of groups providers and e-learning businessesThe focus: Building provider Strengthening the role of Capitalising on the capability clients in shaping VET infrastructure and provision to meet their knowledge created to needs date
2012-2015 National VET E-learning StrategyGoal 1: NBN Goal 2: Workforce Goal 3: Access Development and ParticipationDevelop and utilise Support workforce Expand participation ande-learning strategies to development in industry access for individualsmaximise the benefits of through innovative training through targeted e- solutionsthe national investment in learning approachesbroadband1.1 NBN E-learning 2.1 Industry System Change 3.1 Partnerships forPrograms Participation1.2 New Generation 3.2 Access to SkillsTechnologies for Learning 3.3 Learner Pathways1.3 Broadband ContentServices
E-portfoliosE-portfolios provide a way to support successful learning pathways by enabling learners to manage their lifelong learning records Curyer et al, 2007
E-portfolios and VELS Learner Pathways (3.3.1 and 3.3.2) USI ACE VELS COAG ASQA AQF DEEWR E-portfolios
The story so far...Research reports & Action Community GuidelinesPositioning Research of Practice papersManaging Learner Discussion Forum Information 2009 Trials – RPL & Fast Tracking E-portfolios & Webinars RPL Concept 2010 Trials – brochures Privacy Impact E-portfolios and Learner Assessment Privacy (draft) Transitions BlogVerifying Learner Info Resource Centre 2011 Trials - Accessing Communication National Learner Info Conference
VET E-portfolio roadmapAvailable from: http://www.flexiblelearning.net.au/content/e-portfolios-resources
Current activity Focussed on enabling a national e-portfolio standards via the VET E-portfolio Roadmap Verification of learner information through USI Portability and access control of that information
How are e-portfolios being used? Workplace learning & assessment for apprentices and trainees RPL and e-Assessment Individual learning plans to help learners achieve their goals Supporting continuous professional development Integrating with other e-learning activities
What‟s happening in WA? Establishing a state-wide e-learning platform – LMS (Blackboard or Moodle) – Virtual Classroom (Elluminate) – E-portfolio (Mahara) – Single sign on