Registrations for the national consultation workshops are now open.
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A revised model for consideration
In April 2008, a paper was prepared for Innovation & Business Skills Australia reviewing the fitness for purpose of the Certificate IV in the TAA04 Training and Assessment Training Package.
The paper was required to comment on matters such as: the qualification’s suitability for its role as the basic training qualification in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector; the design and content of the core units; the balance of the various components of the Package; and its conformity with a competency standards-based approach.
That paper made a number of criticisms of the qualification along with a series of recommendations as to ways in which it might be improved. It also suggested that, from a technical perspective, it would be relatively simple to make the suggested improvements.
The proposed model is concerned to provide an entry level qualification which provides all users with a well designed set of foundation units. It is unrealistic to imagine that such an entry level qualification will provide a VET trainer and assessor with everything they need to know and be able to do. What it should do is provide both the essential elements of what is needed and a firm foundation on which to build further knowledge and skills, whether that comes from on-the-job experience, or further learning, or both.
The detailed arguments and the proposed model can be found in the consultation paper. Please click here to download a copy.
Consultation via capital city workshops and an on-line forum is being conducted nationally and will end on Friday 29 May 2009. Individuals and organisations wishing to submit a response to a paper are encouraged to submit no later than Friday 29 May 2009.
There are three simple but effective ways that you can participate in the consultation process:
•Submit a written response to IBSA no later than Friday 29 May 2009.
•If you would like to participate in an online discussion forum by asking questions, responding to other people’s questions, or bouncing ideas off other registered forum users, please contact Emma Nicholson .
•Participate in a consultation workshop in your capital city. Registration for the workshops are open via the Events link on the left-hand menu option. Please select the “Review of TAA40104 Certificate IV Training and Assessment” link. Alternatively, please click here
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Thur 28th May am & pm