Enhanced training models for higher level VET qualifications

Choy, Sarojni C. & Bowman, Kaye (2008) Enhanced training models for higher level VET qualifications. In 11th Annual Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association Conference, 3 and 4 April 2008, Adelaide, South Australia.


This paper is based on a research project that explored effective training models at the VET Certificate III level and above in two industry areas as case examples: process manufacturing occupations (based in Victoria) and child care occupations (based in Queensland). In the case study industries higher level vocational education and training qualifications were being pursued through an "apprenticeship" or formal contracted employment based training arrangement along side the traditional vocational course approach. Customised skills sets also featured as did fast tracking options. Thirty three individuals including employers, employees/ apprentices, training providers, industry representatives and Training Package developers were interviewed to explore current concerns around each model and suggest arrangements that reasonably withstand limitations and issues surrounding employment based training for higher level VET qualifications.

The data for this project informed the development of a set of five 'best-fit' training models for higher level vocational qualifications to suit the process manufacturing and child care industries. These five models are expected to also be adaptable to other industry areas. The models include options for existing workers who already have a lower qualification and seek an upward movement in their careers, as well as ones for new entrants to the workforce who are seeking to enter at an intermediate level. The proposed models are expected to increase employers’ preferences for VET graduates particularly for a growing number of associate professional jobs.

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ID Code: 13380
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Deposited On: 28 Apr 2008 00:00
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