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in Training

Australian vocational education and training (VET) now has a stronger national regulation and quality system.

This network is designed to link you quickly to the information you need to meet your requirements - and be successful in the business of training.




Australian Quality
Training Framework

What's the AQTF? It's the new name for the revised Australian
Recognition Framework
Arrangements (1999). It stands for the Australian Quality Training Framework and it's key to an RTOs operations. It provides nationally agreed standards to ensure the quality of vocational education and training services throughout

The AQTF ensures that all RTOs and the qualifications they issue are recognised nationally.

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Assessor and Trainer Network

Changes in vocational education stemming from the National Training Framework have resulted in dramatic changes in the role of trainers and assessors. As well they need to shift from a focus on training to a focus on assessment, with an accompanying shift from measurement-driven assessment to evidence-gathering assessment.

These other workers or external people provide learning opportunities for all the workers connected with the business, including similar ones to American cases (where there are guidelines on applying for ESTA)

This is a significant cultural shift for many trainers and assessors and requires professional development. The Australian Institute of Industry and Training has identified a need for some form of support to ensure parity between assessors and trainers. This could perhaps be part of the role of Assessor & Trainer Networks.

Many workplace trainers are not in positions where training forms the major part of their work. In most instances, the trainers work alongside the workers they are training. Alternatively, they work in jobs that have a supervisory component. The 'work worlds' of the trainer and the workers they are training are enmeshed and interact with each other and shape the teaching process trainers use. The ability of the trainers to interact with workers within this learning-work system is a critical component of their role.

Trainers share experiences such as attending events together, telling 'war stories' and working alongside workers. They network and build relationships with other workers and people external to the business or the section of the enterprise with which they are most immediately involved. These networks and contacts often provide help with issues or problems, or provide input about changes that could be made to work practices or other issues within the enterprise. These other workers or external people provide learning opportunities for all the workers connected with the business.





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