[vet-mm] the new TP !!!

Allan Barnes abarnes at aiet.com.au
Thu Mar 6 21:58:00 EST 2008

I’ve been checking the NTIS website periodically (last checked it this
afternoon) and couldn’t find it on the site yet. Have you seen it there?




Kind regards


Allan Barnes, CEO

Australian Institute of Education and Training

P.O. Box 171

Brunswick West 3055

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From: vet-mm-bounces at edulists.com.au [mailto:vet-mm-bounces at edulists.com.au]
On Behalf Of Stoney, Marian Sy
Sent: Thursday, 6 March 2008 9:18 PM
To: vet-mm at edulists.com.au
Subject: [vet-mm] the new TP !!!


Hi again listers,

sick of me yet?

It was announced today at the VCAA workshop that the new training package is
out, and it spells major changes. Believe it or not, there will be no
Certificate in Multimedia anymore. It will no longer  be under the Film, TV
and.. (was it Radio?)...TP. It's now the Screen and Media TP.


It does NOT include the word multimedia anywhere in the titles of the units
either, that I could see - I have had a quick glance. 


It's available on the NTIS site, under CUF07.


It includes Certificate II in Creative Industries (Media) which is 8 units
(this is the only Cert II there!) and Certificate III in Media, which is 11
units. The hours for each have not yet been decided and won't be until
mid-year so VCAA is still unsure of how long each course will be. It is not
like the Cert III encompasses the Cert II as with the current situation.
They are two separate certs, although they may have some common content
(such as OHS).


VCAA has not yet chosen the units - this will be done with a steering
committee of 10 that will include representation by secondary teacher/s. I
have expressed interest on behalf of PixelEd. About 400 hours over the two
years is needed, so not having the hours yet is a real problem in the
choosing of the units.


Core units in the Cert III (? or was it the Cert II?) that I noted down

*	Critical thinking
*	Arts knowledge
*	Working effectively with others

Students who are currently doing Cert II WILL be able to complete Cert III
under our current TP. The current TP is "superseded" but has not expired as
such - apparently they don't. VCAA are hoping to get the new one underway
for NEW students next year, because they are concerned that it is not good
to wait until 2010 to introduce the new one, dated 2007.... but there is
some chance that it may have to be 2010.


It may be that the hours are so great that the Unit 3/4 sequence may offer
only partial completion of the Cert III. Apparently this happens in other
VETiS areas. Hopefully the Cert II will be only one year. Possibly the Cert
III will be done over  the two years (like the old Cert II in Interactive
Multimedia (Arts)), ie it may be possible that we offer only  the Cert III.


The immediately obvious issue is the loss of the word Multimedia in the
title. If it were to become VET Media, we are going to lose students, maybe
even schools. Why offer two Media subjects?  It seems a real pity to lose
our identity and unique status, the result for many of us in schools of
years of work building up a profile and a student following. 


There is a precedent for the VETiS course differing in name from the
certificate name - VET Agriculture was chosen as a name because the
certificate name, Rural Production, wasn't popular, probably a decision made
by the steering committee. Maybe we should be coming up with a suggestion
for a suitable name and proposing it to VCAA?


On the bright side, there are two units on 3D animation - maybe one will
make it into the final mix.




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