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The irony is that the Training Package for VET trainers, instructors, assessors, teachers, facilitators, etc. is not meeting the needs of the Vocational Education and Training “industry”.[http://www.myskills.gov.au/courses/details?Code=TAE40110]
Extracts from: Impacts of the Changing Nature of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) System on Educators within the VET System in Australia, Mairead Dempsey, DEd (Thesis 2013) – 20 years in the Vocational Education and Training sector in Australia http://tinyurl.com/mgu68um
“This study considered the impact of the changing nature VET policy on trainers of VET. The study explored the proposition that there is a link between VET trainer competency and a high level of non-compliance in the delivery and assessment aspects of the Australian regulatory standards.”
“An important conclusion was that the benchmark qualification for training and assessment within the VET sector does not provide sufficient skills and knowledge to enable trainers to confidently adjust to the speed of evolution within the VET sector.”
“Based on the findings that emerged from the study some recommendations as a way to move forward for government and policy development in Australia include:
1. Review the benchmark qualification Certificate IV in Training and Assessment as a regulatory requirement for trainers in the VET sector.
2. Further study on the link between VET performance requirements and competency and qualification of trainers
3. Place greater emphasis on advanced pedagogical skills for trainers focusing attention on the importance of reflective practice and strategic enquiry for VET trainers.
4. Develop formal programs to educate trainers how to engage and manage different VET learning cohorts, such as those from different cultural background, generational differences and those with specialised learning challenges.
5. Support quality teaching learning and assessment outcomes by focusing on a way of giving recognition for trainer’s ongoing personal and professional development.”
*The irony is that the Training Package for VET trainers, instructors, assessors, teachers, facilitators, etc. is not meeting the needs of the Vocational Education and Training “industry”. [http://www.myskills.gov.au/courses/details?Code=TAE40110]
* Putting ‘Education’ back in VET (1) http://tinyurl.com/mbtlklu
* Putting ‘Education’ back in VET (2) http://tinyurl.com/phv2ba6
* VET Educationists http://tinyurl.com/lu25g2q
* 3 Reasons Why VET Struggles http://tinyurl.com/m3aonbt
* Capabilities not Competencies http://tinyurl.com/lsm98x2