Training, Learning and Assessment in Vocational Ed

Course code EDUC4038Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

Designed for teacher trainees seeking accreditation to teach vocational education courses in secondary schools, and meets relevant industry and Department of Education and Training requirements. This course will enable participants to plan, deliver and evaluate competency-based training and assessment strategies within their vocational area. It also provides an orientation to relevant school curriculum and industry endorsed competency standards. Classes may be offered at Callaghan, Wollongong, Bossley Park and Central Coast Campuses in accordance with program shedules.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesStudents should be able to:
1. Prepare, deliver and review a learning activity for school-based or work-based learning in the students' vocational area of expertise;
2. Plan, conduct and review a competency based assessment strategy or event for school or work-based training in his/her area of expertise;
3.Demonstrate knowledge of NSW Vocational Curricula.
Content1. Overview of the National Training Framework;
2. Overview of Vocational Education and Training (VET), and 'VET in Schools';
3. Training and learning in the workplace/vocational context;
4. Assessing in the workplace and school environments (competency-based;
5.Designing assessment tools and events;
6.Planning, managing and coordinating training, learning and assessment activities (school-based and/or work-based);
7.Monitoring and reviewing the training and assessment process;
8.Managing work placements;
9.Interpreting relevant school-based syllabus;
10. Interpreting relevant industry-endorsed competency standards.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience1
Assumed KnowledgeThis course allows participants to draw on, and transfer, the knowledge and skills gained through previous teaching and training courses into a vocational, competency-based education and training framework.
Applicants may apply for partial credit( up to 65%)in this subject if they have successfully completed Certificate IV Work Place Training and Assessment. Students must then complete Assessment Task 1 to meet outcomes in this subject not met within Certificate 4.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)To meet the requirements of the national competency standards on which this course is based, each participant will be required to provide evidence of their ability to prepare, deliver and review vocational (workplace) training, and plan, conduct and review an assessment event in a vocational environment. Formative assessment will be undertaken within the classroom, however, the summative assessment activity will be undertaken in class simulating a workplace environment. Assessment 1 Critical review of current literature regarding National Training Framework and Vocational Education and Training and demonstrate an ability to interpret relevant school-based curriculum (35%) Assessment 2 Plan, conduct and reveiw a training/learning activity suitable for school-based and/or work-based learning in their area of vocational/technical expertise to meet the requirements of vocational school-based syllabus and/or endorsed industry competency standards (or training packages. Assess school/workplace environments, design and reveiw assessment tools and events.(65%) Assessment task for students successfully attaining 65% partial credit . Must complete Assessment 1 (35%)and attend all lectures.
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term