Sharing Ideas


Importance of Networks

A growing number of assessors
and trainers are negotiating this complexity by joining or forming networks to tackle the scale and capability limits inherent in delivering and assessing training.

Networks are largely an underdeveloped resource in Vocational Education and a
strategy choice when trainers and assessors face complex issues in the domestic and national marketplace.






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This is a guide to the essential sources of information to which every vocational education and training professional should refer. Most of the references are online, as the vocational education and training system is constantly evolving and it is important to access the most recent information.

  • - The website of the Australian National Training Authority. It is a good starting point for any information about the national training system, and includes an excellent link page. It is regularly updated.

  • - The national qualifications described by the Australian Qualifications Framework are a key element of the national training system. This site will not only help you understand how vocational education and training fits into the big picture, but is useful for your clients as well.

  • - Australian Training Products Ltd publishes and distributes endorsed training packages and training package support materials and is the national clearing house for publicly funded materials developed for vocational education and training. On their site you can search the catalogue and view samples of their products.

  • - The training section of the Department of Education, Science and Training opens with plenty of links, including details of Commonwealth training incentives.

  • - A must see for anyone interested in flexible learning. The site houses projects and activities developed within the Australian Flexible Learning Framework and is a repository for all resources developed under the framework.

  • - The National Training Information Service is an online database on vocational education and training in Australia. It contains detailed information on courses, qualifications, training packages, competency standards and training organisations.

  • - Implementation guides provide information to assist registered training organisations, teachers, trainers and assessors to use nationally endorsed industry training packages. On this new national site you can view, download or print your own copy of an implementation guide tailored to the state or territory in which you wish to deliver. At present only a few implementation guides are available, but more will be added progressively.

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