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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is designed to establish a knowledge and skill base for pre-service teachers in the areas of curriculum, pedagogy, planning, assessment, evaluation and reporting for application in Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs provided to students in the senior years of secondary schooling (Years 10-12). The unit is designed to develop pre-service teachers' understanding of contemporary theory, concepts and skills in VET as applied in the school context with a particular focus on developing multiple pathways into workplaces and further education. Theoretical concepts, pedagogical principles, national Training packages and state accredited curriculum structures within VET programs are examined and applied in the design, implementation and evaluation of learning resources that are responsive to the needs of diverse learners.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKaren O'Reilly-Briggs

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesWorkshop activities where students identify critical elements of selected learning activities and modes of knowledge. Learning activities are both individual and group and undertaken through the teaching and learning sessions

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsCertificate IV in Training and Assessment or an approved equivalent. Occupational Health and Safety knowledge to deliver the particular Certificate subjects of competence, where appropriate.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Vocational education: purposes, traditions and prospects

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBillett, S.





Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Training in Australia

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorTovey, M and Lawlor, D.




ISBN144253902X, 9781442539020

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Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the general nature of vocational learning, Vocational Education and Training (VET and competency-based training (CBT).
02. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Australian national VET system. Including the quality systems, the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), Registered Training Organisations, Qualifications, Training packages, Units of competency, and Recognition of prior learning (RPL).
03. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how VET programs are run within secondary education and in secondary schools. Show understanding of how VET programs relate to Senior secondary certificates, such as School based apprenticeships and traineeships (SBATs), VCE VET programs, Block Credit programs, and regimes for scored assessment.
04. Critically analyse, plan, synthesise and implement a range of vocational learning and teaching activities and sequences for senior secondary students (Years 10-12). These include a variety of pedagogical approaches and resources (including safe and ethical pedagogy, integration of literacy and numeracy and use of resources including ICT appropriate to state and national curricula.
05. Rationalise, describe, design and evaluate a unit of work involving a variety of teaching strategies that cater for individual differences in student learning across the full range of abilities in Vocational Education and Training.

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