Introduction to VET

In 2015 the Standards for RTOs 2015, became a requirement for all RTOs.  There are eight standards and 27 individual clauses in total.

The ‘Introduction to VET’ e-learning program allows participants to gain an understanding of the central pillars that make up the VET system.  This program provides participants with an introduction to ASQA and a working knowledge of the eight ASQA standards that national RTO’s must adhere to. The topic of VET FEE HELP is also briefly covered.

The program consists of three pre-recorded webinars:

To complete the program and be awarded an ACPET certificate you need to view all three webinars and successfully submit your answers to the questions associated with each webinar.  Your answers will automatically be submitted, however if you need any assistance along the way please feel free to send an email to:  [email protected]

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Webinar 1: Introduction to VET

Program Overview

Welcome to the Introduction to VET e-learning program!

 Each e-learning program has been created to make your learning journey as easy as possible, with all e-learning programs consisting of:

  • Three pre-recorded webinars
  • Reflective learning questions and research questions
  • Links to further information.

This is the main page of your e-learning program, which will lead you to the following sections:

  • Course description
  • Webinar 1
  • Webinar 2
  • Webinar 3.

Click NEXT at the end of each page to move forward through the program.

You will have access to all the information required for each webinar, such as: the pre-recorded webinar, webinar presentation slides for reference, links to further information and any related assessment questions that you need to complete.

Each webinar requires you to answer questions by submitting your responses. You are given an overview of the questions beforehand, so you are aware of them before undertaking the ‘quiz’ where you formally submit your answers. You can play webinar recordings, view the presentation slides and access the webinar quizzes as often as you like.

Good luck with completing your program and remember help is always available by sending an email to [email protected]

Introduction: Introduction to VET

The Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector provides learners with a range of qualifications across a wide variety of industries, with approximately 76 nationally accredited qualifications.

Before viewing the webinar view:  http://www.asqa.gov.au/about/australias-vet-sector/australias-vet-sector.html  and read through the following sections of the website, which will give you some great insight into the VET system:

  • Australia’s VET sector
  • VET quality framework
  • Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015
  • Standards for VET accredited courses
  • Standards for VET regulators
  • Training.gov.au
  • Training packages.

Questions for this e-learning program

As mentioned in the program overview you will need to submit your answers to a range of question throughout the program.  For your reference the assessment questions you will be prompted to complete during this section are listed below.

These questions will need to be answered prior to viewing the webinar:

  1. What is your role within VET and how long have you had this role?
  2. From reading the various sections on the ASQA website, identify two aspects of how the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 apply to your role in the VET sector.

After viewing the webinar briefly answer the following questions:

  1. How does the information you gained from the webinar enhance your knowledge and apply to the role you have within VET?
  2. Research one of the topics discussed during the webinar and provide a 250 word overview of what you have learned from your research.

Pre webinar - Q1

  1. What is your role within VET and how long have you had this role?

Pre webinar - Q2

  1. Identify two aspects of how the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 apply to your role in the VET sector.

Webinar video

 

Click the play button to view the webinar

Presentation slide

These are the slides used during the webinar that you can reference at anytime throughout the program.

Useful Links

ACPET

www.acpet.edu.au

ASQA

www.asqa.com.au

ASQA fact sheets

http://www.asqa.gov.au/publications/fact-sheets.html

ASQA User Guide for 2015 Standards

http://www.asqa.gov.au/verve/_resources/Users_Guide_to_the_Standards_for_Registered_Training_Organisations_RTOs_2015.pdf

ASQA Standards for RTOs 2015

http://www.asqa.gov.au/users-guide-to-the-standards-for-registered-training-organisations-2015/about-the-standards-for-rtos/about-the-standards-for-rtos.html

AQF

www.aqf.edu.au

How VET works

www.ivet.com.au/a/65.html

Overview of the VET system

http://aspirelr.com.au/assets/document/1317593046-tae_overview.pdf

Training packages

www.training.gov.au

VET acronyms and terms

www.ivet.com.au/a/44.htm

http://www.ncver.edu.au/

http://www.taeupgrade.com.au/upgradetaatotae-terminology.htm

VET FEE HELP information booklet

http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/HelpfulResources/Documents/2015%20VET%20FEE-HELP%20booklet.pdf

VET FEE HELP reforms fact sheet

http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/StudyAssist/HELPpayingMyFees/VET-FEE-HELP/Documents/VET%20FEE%20HELP%20Reforms%20Factsheet%20Update_05_ACC.pdf

VET FEE HELP student fact sheet

https://docs.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/ed15-0049_vet_fee_help_launch_factsheet_acc.pdf

Post webinar - Q1

  1. How does the information you gained from the webinar enhance your knowledge and apply to the role you have within VET? 

Post webinar - Q2

  1. Research one of the topics discussed during the webinar and provide a 250 word overview of what you have learned from your research.

Webinar 2: Introduction to the Standards for RTOs 2015

Introduction: Introduction to the Standards for RTOs 2015

ASQA is the body that regulates the majority of national RTO’s, with just over 3,500 RTO’s registered with ASQA nationally. 

Questions for this e-learning program

As mentioned in the program overview you will need to submit your answers to a range of question throughout the program.  For your reference the assessment questions you will be prompted to complete during this section are listed below.

After viewing the webinar answer the following questions:

  1. How many standards and clauses are there in the Standards for RTOs 2015?
  2. Standard one is the largest standard – why do you think this is?

Webinar video

Presentation slide

Post webinar - Q1

  1. Briefly outline the main 'theme' of each standard.

Post webinar - Q2

  1. Standard one is the largest standard – outline the main areas covered by standard one.

Webinar 3: Meeting Standard 1 - A guide for RTOs

Introduction: Meeting Standard 1 - A guide for RTOs

This webinar gives participants a solid understanding and insight into Standard 1 of the Standards for RTO’s 2015 by discussing the following topics: Strategies (Volume of learning), Industry engagement, competency of trainers and assessors, RTO facilities, equipment and resources, and also assessment, validation and transition to new training packages.

Questions for this e-learning program

As mentioned in the program overview you will need to submit your answers to a range of question throughout the program.  For your reference the assessment questions you will be prompted to complete during this section are listed below.

After viewing the webinar answer the following questions:

  1. List two VET bodies or organisations and how they impact and affect your work role.
  2. If you wanted to suggest changes to an area within the VET system, what VET organisation/body would you contact?  Name the change you could suggest and the appropriate organisation/body you would try to influence.

Webinar Video

 

Presentation slide

 

 

Post webinar - Q1

List two VET bodies or organisations and how they impact and affect your work role.

Post webinar - Q2

If you wanted to suggest changes to an area within the VET system, what VET organisation/body would you contact? Name the change you could suggest and the appropriate organisation/body you would try to influence.