A nationally accredited course developed to meet training needs that are not addressed by existing training packages. Details of nationally accredited courses and the training providers that deliver these courses are provided by Training.gov.au (TGA).
Australian Qualifications Framework The national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. It incorporates the qualifications from each education and training sector into a single comprehensive national qualifications framework. The AQF, which replaced the Register of Australian Tertiary Education (RATE), was first introduced in 1995 to underpin the national system of qualifications in Australia, encompassing higher education, vocational education and training and schools. The qualification types are: Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, Certificate I, Certificate II, Certificate III, Certificate IV etc
Australian Skills Quality Authority The national regulator for the vocational education and training (VET) sector which became operational in July 2011. Registered training organisations (RTOs) in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania come under ASQA’s jurisdiction. ASQA is also the regulatory body for some RTOs in Victoria and Western Australia that offer courses to overseas students or to students in states that come under ASQA’s jurisdiction. http://www.asqa.gov.au/
Also called Summative assessment. Assessment that occurs at a point in time and is carried out to summarise achievement at that point in time. Often more structured than formative assessment, it provides teachers, students and parents with information on student progress and level of achievement.
Also called Formative assessment. Assessment that takes place at regular intervals during a course, with feedback provided along the way to help improve the student’s performance.
An Australian Apprenticeship undertaken part-time while the apprentice is still at school. It comprises a mix of academic, vocational and technical education and training and paid employment which enables Years 11 and 12 students to get a senior secondary certificate and credits towards a vocational qualification.
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The official national register on vocational education and training (VET) in Australia which replaced the National Training Information Service (NTIS). It provides authoritative information on training packages, qualifications, accredited courses, units of competency, skill sets and registered training organisations (RTOs). Training.gov.au is managed by the Department of Industry on behalf of state and territory governments. training.gov.au
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(USI) A national student identifier (or number) for vocational educational education and training (VET) students with the capability of being fully integrated with the entire education and training system and, potentially, also covering early childhood education. A USI would enable all training activity to be linked, facilitating electronic training records of learner attainment (e-portfolios), irrespective of where the training took place. The Unique Student Identifier Act was passed on 27 June 2014 and will commence from 1 January 2015. http://www.usi.gov.au