[vet-mm] the new TP !!!

Allan Barnes abarnes at aiet.com.au
Fri Mar 7 14:38:52 EST 2008

I can't find it on the NTIS either, Peter, so I suspect that it hasn't been
put there yet. It can be bought through IBSA though if you want to spend the

Kind regards
Allan Barnes, CEO
Australian Institute of Education and Training
P.O. Box 171
Brunswick West 3055
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On Behalf Of peterfowler at optusnet.com.au
Sent: Friday, 7 March 2008 2:30 PM
To: VET Multimedia Teachers' Mailing List
Subject: Re: [vet-mm] the new TP !!!

Hi List,
I must be slightly dense but I can't find the new training package on the
NTIS site.
I have tried searching for the code and browsing through the list of
packages but to no avail.
Can someone PLEASE put a link on an email and reply.

Also Ana the doc your attachment won't open in Mac land it comes up as
Can you attach it as a word.doc

The whole notion of change is scary enough let alone trying to implement it
for the commencement of next year.
Hopefully some of my fears will be sated once I have a good look at the new

Thanks in anticipation.
Yours Sincerely
Peter Fowler
Swinburne Senior Secondary College

> Stoney, Marian Sy <stoney.marian.sy at edumail.vic.gov.au> wrote:
> 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 
> were:
> *	Critical thinking
> *	Arts knowledge
> *	OHS
> *	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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