[vet-mm] VCE VET IDM

claire claire at warrandytehigh.vic.edu.au
Tue Aug 5 22:39:27 EST 2008

Hi Suzi,
I agree the training package is a bit daunting and the ntis site can be 
confusing, also the units of competency are not detailed curriculum 
statements such as you find in the VCE Study Designs.
However, I think the new units  are generally expressed a bit more 
clearerly and are a bit more helpful than the old ones. (anyone agree or 
am I just getting used to them??)
I guess the key thing to remember is that training packages are meant to 
be flexible and adaptable to different training settings and students, 
therefore the units can be quite vague!!

The new unit 3-4 will have an exam (and scored assessment tasks) as 
Obviously as this doesn't happen until 2010, specific advice is a bit 
further down the track.

Hope you aren't too busy tomorrow ;-)

ARNOTT Suz wrote:

>hehehe you beat me to it Claire...
>I was just looking for the NTIS site when I checked back in my mail :)
>The training package can be daunting when you first get it, it can be difficult to decipher what it all means at times. I have downloaded the whole thing from the NTIS site, which makes it easier to do copy and pastes of just the stuff that is relevant to our units, as there are many we don't need in there as well.
>Geraldine, when you look through the package you get the overview of each course, and then in a different section (which is when the hyperlinked site makes life easier) you get the assessment details - the performance criteria is what needs to be covered to show competence in that unit.
>I generally break those up into what tasks need to be completed to enable the students to develop the skills and then the competence.
>With all of the new ones.... I am looking forward to creating something interesting :)
>We cover the work placement by trying to set the course up as a workplace. This new package opens up other fields where it may be more easy to find placements....
>Claire.. I have only been skimming... rushing around charging batteries and getting stuff ready for tomorrow..., and not looked too deeply into it yet, but has anything been said about an exam? or will it be like most of the other VCE VET studies - no exam, and an enter score generated from their other subjects?

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