[vet-mm] the new TP !!!

Luke Jackson ljackson at distance.vic.edu.au
Fri Mar 7 09:39:05 EST 2008

On suggestion that was made about the name was that we keep 'VET
Multimedia' as the main title but include 'containing the Certificate II
in Creative Industries and the Certificate III in Media'. The woman from
the VCAA seemed to think that this was a good idea. Hopefully we'll get
to go with it.


I need a bit of clarification: if we're meant to be starting with this
changed curriculum in 2009, will students who began the (now superseded)
certificate in 2008 be able to complete the Cert III as it stands?


And those four units you mentioned, Marian, were from Cert II. 


Luke Jackson

RTO Training Officer

Trainer, Multimedia (Cert II and III) 

Teacher, Media (Units 3 and 4)

Distance Education Centre Victoria

ph: 8480 0197

ljackson at distance.vic.edu.au



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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