A link to the fact sheet on conducting validation under the new Standards for RTOs 2015
A guide designed to help RTOs and assessors develop practical assessment tools that meet the Standards for RTOs 2015
A UK website promoting excellence in VET
One of my favourite sites for ideas on effective teaching strategies for college (read VET and Higher education) teachers
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
An interesting study of how well VET practitioners are interpreting units of competency
S. Hodge (2014)
An informative report on the quality of assessments across public and private RTOs and different industry sectors.
Halliday-Wynes, S. & Misko, J. (2013)
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)
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)
This checklist is a tool for vocational education and training providers for assessing
materials and communications and enhancing accessibility for everyone.
A guide developed by ACPET (2010).
A practical guide to VET assessments development by the WA Government
Reasonable Adjustment in teaching, learning and assessment for learners with a disability.
QLD VET Development Centre (2010)
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
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.
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.
The TAC is the regulator for education and training for providers it registers in WA.
The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) is the regulator for education and training delivered by the providers it registers in Victoria.
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.
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).
official site for information on the Unique Student Identifier
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.
A very helpful guide developed by ASQA for RTOs on meeting the Standards for RTOs 2015
The Standards for RTOs 2015.
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.