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The VET environment


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The VET environment

  1. 1. Training Packages <ul><li>A training package is a set of nationally endorsed standards and qualifications for recognising and assessing people’s skills in a specific industry, industry sector or enterprise. Training packages ensure the quality, consistency and industry relevance of training products </li></ul><ul><li>Training packages describe the skills and knowledge that individuals need to perform effectively in the workplace. </li></ul><ul><li>A training package does not describe how an individual should be trained </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers and trainers develop learning and assessment strategies (the ‘how’) depending on learners’ needs, abilities and circumstances </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Training Packages cont… <ul><li>By December 2004 there were 81 training packages (currently 86) covering most industries and over 80% of the workforce. When there is a training need that is not addressed by an existing training package, an accredited course is developed. </li></ul><ul><li>The National Training Information Service (NTIS) records all training packages, accredited courses, qualifications and units of competency at </li></ul>
  3. 3. Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) <ul><li>Is the set of nationally agreed quality assurance arrangements for training and assessment services delivered by training organisations. </li></ul><ul><li>It assures the quality and consistency of training outcomes. </li></ul><ul><li>The AQTF comprises two sets of standards: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standards for Registered Training Organisations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standards for State and Territory Registering/Course Accrediting Bodies </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) The AQF is a unified system of national qualifications
  5. 5. National Reporting System <ul><li>National framework for reporting outcomes of adult English language, literacy and numeracy programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit for more information </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Traineeship <ul><li>A system of vocational training combining off-the-job training at an approved training provider with on-the-job training and practical work experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Traineeships generally take one to two years and are now a part of the Australian Apprenticeships (previously “New Apprenticeships”) system. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit for more information </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. User choice <ul><li>A provision of New Apprenticeships whereby an employer and an apprentice or trainee can choose the training provider for the government-funded off-the-job elements of the training program. </li></ul><ul><li>The organisation chosen can be a TAFE or any other RTO (including school) that has been registered to deliver the required training </li></ul>
  8. 8. Industry Skills Councils (ISCs) <ul><li>ISCs provide advice to Australian, state & territory governments on the training required by industry. </li></ul><ul><li>The key purpose of an ISC to to provide: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>comprehensive representation of industry in the management and planning of VET </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>advice and participation in the development of training products and services to meet industry needs. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Industry Skills Councils cont… <ul><li>ISCs collect information on industry training needs from employers, unions and professional industry associations, thereby ensuring an industry-led VET system that is flexible and responsive. </li></ul><ul><li>ISCs advise government on how public funds should be spent within each industry, and have primary responsibility for the development and maintenance of Training Packages. </li></ul><ul><li>ISCs ensures that the Australian VET system remains industry-led, client focused, flexible and responsive. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Training Packages and Courses <ul><li>Training Packages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed by national industry skills councils or enterprises </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extensive national consultation processes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Endorsed by the National Quality Council (NQC) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed in areas not covered by training packages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consultation with industry/community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accredited by state/territory accrediting bodies </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. VET in Victoria <ul><li>In Victoria, VET programs include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocational </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-vocational </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Further education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>VET programs may be delivered in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TAFE institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private RTOs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ACE (Adult Community Education) providers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Not all VET programs are nationally recognised </li></ul><ul><li>The VRQA (formally VQA) is the accrediting body for all VET programs which are accredited courses </li></ul><ul><li>The same set of standards and processes apply for all VET accredited courses </li></ul>
  12. 12. VET Policy Development <ul><li>Consultation processes are an essential element of the VET system </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities to contribute to VET policy developments may occur through: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attendance at workshops and consultations conducted by relevant VET organisations and stakeholders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual or organisational written submissions and feedback to relevant VET organisations and stakeholders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation in forums, networks and conferences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation in training or assessment organisation meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation in validation meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research or consultancy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contribution to online consultations </li></ul></ul>