ERIC Number: ED372180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Certificates of General Education for Adults within the Victorian Adult English Language, Literacy and Numeracy Accreditation Framework.
Adult, Community, and Further Education Board, Melbourne (Australia).; Victoria Training Board, Melbourne (Australia).
This guide is designed to explain the concepts and details of the Certificates of General Education for Adults, which have been accredited by the Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Board in Victoria, Australia. Following an introduction, section 2, The Accreditation Document--Introductory, details the history of the project and the development of the framework, the structure of the framework and the certificates, and nine accreditation principles that must be satisfied for a course to gain accreditation and that provide guidance for the use of the competency statements. Section 3, The Accreditation Document--The Competencies, is a guide to reading and understanding competency-based curriculum. It describes the four streams of the framework: reading and writing, oral communication, numerical and mathematical concepts, and general curriculum concepts. The outcomes of the learning process are described in terms of competencies that are then subdivided into smaller parts or elements. Each of these elements is supported by performance criteria and range and conditions statements, which combine to describe how and under what conditions a competency will be demonstrated. Section 4, Background Works, is the background theory and practice informing the competencies. It covers three topics: reading and writing, oral communication, and numerical and mathematical concepts. Section 5, Administrative Guidelines, provides details for issuing the certificates. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Basic Skills, Competency Based Education, Developed Nations, Educational Certificates, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, General Education, Guidelines, Standards, Student Certification
Adult Basic Education Resource and Information Service, National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia, GPO Box 372F, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia ($36 Australian plus postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Adult, Community, and Further Education Board, Melbourne (Australia).; Victoria Training Board, Melbourne (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia