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

Monday, February 3 2014

How vocational education and training (VET) practitioners understand and use competency standards is of fundamental importance to the quality and integrity of the Australian VET system. NCVER has commissioned a study that  seeks to address this question by gaining insights from 30 VET practitioners.

The research found that VET practitioners have little faith in the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and feel somewhat ill-equipped to interpret competency standards when developing curriculum. Furthermore, the unclear language and 'jargon' contained within the competencies make them hard to decipher.

The full paper is available on the NCVER website.


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