Delivery and assessment strategy outline

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					                                             ACOM Vocational Education & Training

     Training and Assessment



This is an annual document and is to be completed for EACH qualification and submitted to
ACOM when renewing the Schedule 3 Partner MOU each year.

This version distributed to all Partners on 15/02/12 incorporating changes made after Partner Briefing Days 2012.
Training             Code
Package /            Version
Accredited           Title
Qualification        National Qualification
                     or Course Code
                     Qualification Title
                     Packaging rules
Units of               National Unit Code                                   Unit Title                             Status (eg
Competency                                                                                                       core/Group A)

Client(s)                [Identify key clients for this qualification by describing key client groups and their associated
                         [Describe the industry consultation process that established the client group]

Training &   Duration                                  [Indicate whether course is part time or full time and the standard
Assessment                                              course delivery time in weeks. Indicate the nominal hours for a student
                                                        to complete the course.]
                                                       [Attach schedule where appropriate.]

                     Alignment                     Unit of competency                          Subject Name
                     [In this section show the
                     customised subject/unit
                     name which relates to
                     each competency.
                     Indicate where subjects
                     / competencies are
                     integrated or split.]

                     Learning Pathways &               [Broad outline of the major approaches to skill development eg
                     Delivery Modes                     workplace based delivery, institution based delivery, intensive
                                                        workshops etc]
                                                       [Details of the specific training and learning activities and methods
                                                        used to develop the knowledge and skills that underpin the units of
                                                       [Details regarding the way in which the training may be customised to
                                                        suit the various client groups identified above, examples of typical
                                                        scenarios etc]
                                                       [Details of any other organizations involved and the role they will play
                                                        in training delivery]
                                                       [Detail your support for distance education students if applicable.]

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                      DELIVERY MODE MATRIX                                   Check (X) mode that applies
                                Unit                SGS      SCA       CST     PWS      VPL      RIN     SDL   VLE      OTH

                     KEY: SGS-small group study; SCA-structured class activities; CST-case studies; PWS-practical workshops;
                     VPL-vocational placement; RIN-residential intensive; SDL-self directed learning; VLE-virtual learning
                     environment; OTH-other (Specify)
                     Evidence gathering         The following matrix identifies the type of evidence that will be collected
                     techniques                 towards competency and to enable judgments to be made about students’
                                                competency in each unit. Assessors have flexibility to accept other forms of
                                                evidence from individual students (eg through RPL).
                                                Refer to the Assessment Map for each competency in the qualification for
                                                more detail in regard to the assessment tools and the location of evidence.
                                                Employability skills are assessed in all assessment items.
                        EVIDENCE MATRIX                                Check (X) technique that applies
                               Unit              OBV      OQI      POR       SAT      PRE      REP     PEA       ASS      TPR

                     KEY: OBV-Observation with checklists; OQI-Oral questioning / interview; POR-Portfolio / Project; SAT-
                     Short answer test; PRE-Presentation – oral / digital media / performance or sim; REP-Report / case
                     study or sim; PEA-Peer assessment; ASS-Written assignment / research essay; TPR-Third party report
                     (supervisor or sim)
Training &             [Describe processes and procedures for initially ensuring trainers and assessors meet nationally
Assessment              agreed requirements.]
                      [Describe the process for ensuring industry currency of trainers and assessors is maintained.]
                      [Describe supervision arrangements for trainers who are not qualified.]
                      [Complete the staff matrix below for each unit of competency in the course, indicating how staff
                        are involved in delivery as per the key provided.]
                      STAFF MATRIX                                       Unit of competency


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                     KEY: QT-Qualified trainer; QA-Qualified assessor; TA-Technical adviser; ST-Trainer under supervision;
                     Tm-Delivery by a team of two or more persons who collectively meet the human resource requirements.

Assessment           [Details of how assessment strategies are/have been validated by industry stakeholders.]
Validation           The processes used to validate assessment in this course are:
                          [Details of industry consultation – who (credentials, currency), how, when, what]
                          [Impact of industry consultation on training and assessment strategies]
                          [Details of assessment moderation processes – who, what, how, frequency]
                              [Details of assessment validation process – who, what, how, frequency]

Resource             [Statement on resources available and how resources accessed.]
Pathways             [Describe employment advice that students receive and the pathways into employment that this
                     course provides.]
Student              [Describe student feedback methods, purpose and frequency.]
Infrastructure        All trainers, including full-time, part-time and casual trainers involved in the delivery and
Requirements              assessment of this qualification, have direct access to the current version of the relevant course
(Tick each box            documents & Training Packages which include the appropriate units of competency, assessment
                          guidelines and qualification structure.
to indicate
compliance.)          All trainers, as above, involved in the delivery of the programme, have access to trainer, assessor
                          and trainee support materials relevant to their areas of delivery and assessment.
                      All assessors have access to print and electronic copies of the assessment instruments that are
                          used in this programme.
                      The Partner Entity has access to staff and training/assessment resources to meet the requirements
                          of trainees with special needs and has an assessment process that incorporates reasonable
                          adjustment procedures.
                      The Partner Entity has reviewed the equipment and facility requirements for each unit of
                          competency in the qualification and ensures that it has access to the facilities and equipment
                          necessary to implement the programme.
                      The Partner Entity will ensure that all marketing is approved by ACOM prior to promotion in
                          accordance with VQF SNR24.

Partner              Name
Endorsement          Signature


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