National Vocational Education And Training Regulator Act 2011

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VET is a term that first appeared in the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 and refers to a group of frameworks and systems that define the operational set up of RTOs.

The three key features are:
(i) Industry led – this features learning outcomes that are defined by representatives from the industry and workplace. These outcomes address ‘real life’ expectations.
In my field of design, this may be defined by developing assessment based on a mock studio set up where the teacher is a client and the students work off a brief given by the client.

(ii) National – a jointly managed system run by the state, territory and Australian governments, so a candidate meets a set of national standards that are acknowledged Australia wide.
This is demonstrated via the use of the training packages developed for a specific course. In my instance - CUA Creative Arts and Culture Training Package and more specifically - CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design

(iii) Client-focused – the clients needs are met by the development of flexible, relevant and responsive learning.
Flexible pathways in to training can be determined via the demonstration of skills the candidate may have through prior training, job or personal experience etc, and whether it is relevant to the unit/course.

VET reform is about improving the quality of training to improve job outcomes and adapt to future skill requirements. Two of these objectives are: (i) to provide a system that clarifies the

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