From Training Reform to Training Packages
Social Science Press
Publication Date :
1 Jan 2003
This book will be welcomed by anyone engaged in the management or delivery of vocational education and training (VET) qualifications in TAFE, private registered training organisations, or workplace settings. It will be a useful textbook for students undertaking VET teacher-training qualifications at university or through Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training. Like its predecessor, Making Sense of Training and Reform and Competency Based Training, the book has three major sections. The first section outlines VET policies and structures, tracing the major training reforms from the late 1980s through to the introduction in 2002 of the Australian Quality Training Framework. The second section is devoted to curriculum and delivery issues, explaining the distinctive characteristics of competency-based training and Training Packages, and the importance of assessment in the current system. Workplace delivery and the development of generic skills are also discussed. Finally the book examines the VET Teaching workforce and the ways in which VET teachers are trained and keep up to date with change. The book highlights the successes of the current policy and the curriculum framework while also adopting a critical approach.