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CATN and TETN sessions on (more) VET reforms

Monday, February 1 2016

The Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Luke Hartsuyker, has announced that the Department of Education and Training will be seeking views on the quality of assessment, amongst other things, in VET and how it can be improved.  The discussion paper looks specifically at:

Foundation reforms: ensuring the requirements for VET teachers and trainers provide the strongest platform for high quality assessment
ensuring those teaching VET skills are highly competent professionals with high-quality, contemporary skills in assessment.

Reforms to the assessment of VET students: assuring the quality of assessment through industry engagement with assessment review and control mechanisms as a gatekeeper before qualifications are issued and ensuring employers have clear and realistic expectations of VET graduate capabilities which align with the assessment of students.

Reforms to the regulatory framework: improving the detection of poor quality assessment and ensuring quick action can be taken against RTOs delivering inadequate assessment. Also, managing the consequences of inadequate assessment by removing invalid qualifications from the system where necessary and supporting students if this occurs.

The discussion paper can be found at Public consultation closes on Friday 11 March. ACPET will be preparing a response based on memebr input, but in consideration of the need to seek input from all NT public and prvate providers and stakeholders, both CATN and TETN willhost discussion forums.  It is proposed that two forums be held, one in Alice Springs on 23 February and one in Darwin on the 25th. It is envisaged that both sessions will run from 9am until 1pm. Venues wil be advised once we know numbers.

 To register please join either CATN or TENT on Facebook - you may have to search for the full name, as in Central Australia Training Network or the Top End Training Network.  Now that these groups have been rectviated - and at no cost to members - we hope that you can join with colleagues and, with enough interest, roll out a sereies of informative sessions, hear from guest speakers, th eodd  social function and the like .


IF that is all too hard - just email with your name, institution/company  and the session you would like to attend. And yes, gratis/free.


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