Conducting Validation: ASQA Fact Sheet

A link to the fact sheet on conducting validation under the new Standards for RTOs 2015

ASQA Guide to Developing Assessment Tools

A guide designed to help RTOs and assessors develop practical assessment tools that meet the Standards for RTOs 2015

Development and Innovation in VET (UK site)

A UK website promoting excellence in VET

Faculty Focus

One of my favourite sites for ideas on effective teaching strategies for college (read VET and Higher education) teachers

Industry currency and professional obsolescence: what can industry tell us?

A report looking at the issues of industry currency from the viewpoint of those working various industries to investigate
how those working in these areas maintain industry currency. The aim being to find out how VET practitioners might implement some of these practices.
Clayton, B, Jonas, P, Harding, R, Harris, M & Toze, M 2013

Interpreting competencies in Australian vocational education and training: practices and issues

An interesting study of how well VET practitioners are interpreting units of competency
S. Hodge (2014)

Assessment issues in VET: minimising the level of risk

An informative report on the quality of assessments across public and private RTOs and different industry sectors.
Halliday-Wynes, S. & Misko, J. (2013)

Quality is the key: Critical issues in teaching, learning and assessment in VET (2006)

Although an old report now, it makes for an interesting read as all the critical issues identified in terms of the skills and resources needed by VET practitioners for a quality vet system are still issues today.  Mitchell, J., Chappell, C., Bateman, A., & Roy, S. (2006)

The quality of teaching in VET (2011)

Final report and recommendations on a research project looking at what makes for quality teaching in the VET sector in Australia. Wheelahan, L. & Moodie, G. (2011)

Universal Design Principles Checklist

This checklist is a tool for vocational education and training providers for assessing
materials and communications and enhancing accessibility for everyone.

Best Practice in Sustainable Industry Engagement for the VET sector

A guide developed by ACPET (2010).

Assessments in VET (2015)

A practical guide to VET assessments development by the WA Government

Reasonable adjustment in teaching, learning and assessment QLD VET Development Centre (2010)

Reasonable Adjustment in teaching, learning and assessment for learners with a disability.
QLD VET Development Centre (2010)

Practical guides for VET teachers

The WA Department of Training and Workforce Development have developed a number of very good guides/resources for VET teachers. Well worth a look, especially designing assessment tools, clustering units of competency, assessing competence in VET

VOCED plus

VOCEDplus is a free research database for tertiary education, especially as it relates to workforce needs, skills development, and social inclusion. It is a comprehensive national and international tertiary education research – VET and higher education.

National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)

NCVER is responsible for collecting, evaluating and communicating research and statistics about vocational education and training (VET) nationally. They regularly publish the results of their research and have an extensive online catalogue. To view documents from NCVER, a one-off free registration is required. In my blog, I will summarise key reports from this site as they become available.

Training Accreditation Council (TAC)

The TAC is the regulator for education and training for providers it registers in WA.

Victorian Registration& Qualifications Authority (VRQA)

The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) is the regulator for education and training delivered by the providers it registers in Victoria.

Australian Core Skills for Work

The Core Skills for Work Developmental Framework describes a set of non-technical skills, knowledge and understandings that underpin successful participation in work. These skills are often referred to as employability or generic skills. They include skills such as problem solving, collaboration, self-management, communication and information technology skills.

Department of Education (Skills and Training)

The website of the Ministerial Office responsible for Vocational Education and Training in Australia

The official National Register of information on Training Packages, Qualifications, Courses, Units of Competency and Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).

Unique Student Identifier

official site for information on the Unique Student Identifier

Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector. ASQA regulates courses and training providers to ensure nationally approved quality standards are met. I highly recommend subscribing to their newsletter to keep updated.

Users guide to Standards for RTOs 2015

A very helpful guide developed by ASQA for RTOs on meeting the Standards for RTOs 2015

Standards for RTOs 2015

The Standards for RTOs 2015.

AQF (Australian Qualifications Framework)

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. It incorporates the qualifications from each education and training sector into a single comprehensive national qualifications framework.