ERIC Number: ED456262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
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Training Package Implementation: Innovative and Flexible Approaches.
Meyers, Dave; Blom, Kaaren
The implementation of training packages (TPs) in Australian workplaces was examined through case studies of the use of TPs in nontraditional trade areas by six innovative registered training organizations (RTOs) across Australia. The study focused on the extent to which new and flexible approaches to learning, training delivery, and assessment have been used in implementation of TPs. The study RTOs delivered training and assessment in a broad range of TPs, including TPs from the following occupational areas: entertainment; community services; outdoor recreation; and horticulture. The six RTOs included an enterprise-based RTO, a community-based RTO, and four public RTOs (including one technical and further education institute and two institutes of technology). All six RTOs used innovative and flexible approaches to delivery and assessment of TPs. Learners' needs were the central focus for framing processes. Previous experience with competency-based training and assessment was said to facilitate uptake of TPs. Most providers used multiple pathways to qualifications, including a mix of on-the-job and off-the-job training and assessment strategies. Recognition of current competency and recognition of prior learning were being used extensively. Collaboration and close liaison with industry was allowing providers to access valuable enterprise resources for training. Many nontraditional-type trainers and learners were involved with TPs. (MN)
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Case Studies, Community Services, Competence, Competency Based Education, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Evaluation Methods, Flexible Progression, Foreign Countries, Horticulture, Hospitality Occupations, Innovation, Job Training, Learning Modules, Nontraditional Occupations, On the Job Training, Performance Factors, Postsecondary Education, Prior Learning, Recognition (Achievement), School Business Relationship, Student Evaluation, Success, Technical Institutes, Trade and Industrial Education, Trainers, Training Methods
For full text: http://www.avetra.org.au/PAPERS%202001/Meyers%20Blom.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Australia