Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject focuses on the key features of the Australian Vocational Education and Training System as they influence and shape the work of teachers, trainers and learners. These features include the development of the industry-driven VET system currently in place, the development of training packages and industry-endorsed competencies and the primacy of workplace competence. Attention is paid to the variety of settings in which VET occurs, with particular consideration of the workplace delivery and assessment of education and training. The content of the subject includes the competencies required by the Australian National Training Authority to qualify individuals in the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAA40104). Students should seek advice from the University Academic Co-ordinator of the course to confirm specific modules of the Certificate IV that are required in order to be eligible for credit for this subject.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Brown

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAssuring Quality and Choice in National Training: Australia's National Training FrameworkPrescribedAustralian National Training Authority (ANTA)ANTA, MELBOURNE, 1997
ReadingsCompetency Based Education and TrainingPrescribedHarris, R., Guthrie, H., Hobart, B., Lundberg, D.MACMILLAN EDUCATION, MELBOURNE, 1995.
ReadingsThe Examination of the Theoretical Underpinning of AssessmentPrescribedGillis, S., Griffin, P. Trembath, R. and Ling, P.THE CENTRE FOR VOCATIONAL ASSESSMENT RESEARCH, MELBOURNE, 1997.
ReadingsAssessment: Technical Manual,RecommendedHagar, P., Athanasou, J., Gonzi, A.DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION AND TRAINING, AGPS: CANBERRA, 1994.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. TBE


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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, All Year, Day


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Brown

Class requirements

Five 1.0 days workshop per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 5000 word assignment incl. a research study100 01