ERIC Number: ED456263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
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How Institutions Respond to Training Packages.
The impact of the transition to training packages (TPs) on institutionally based training in Australia was examined. Information was gathered from 14 case studies of registered trade organizations (RTOs) delivering qualifications to institutionally based students in TPs in the following areas: administration, beauty therapy, community services, horticulture, hospitality occupations, retail, and information technology. Information was also gathered through 8 workshops that were conducted across Australia and attended by 276 individuals, including 16 individuals from industry training advisory boards and 14 from private RTOs. The case studies confirmed that the transition from accredited courses to qualifications in TPs has impacted training programs, faculties/equipment, and relationships with industry. The extent of change has ranged from fine-tuning to wholesale changes in training structure and delivery. The extent of change appeared dependent on the nature of the TP and its relationship to the superseded curriculum. RTOs were using a variety of training and assessment methods to enable their students to develop and gather evidence of competence. This has led many RTOs into closer partnerships with industry. Although many trainers were positive about the direction of TPs, many others were concerned that the contribution they can make as educationalists has been marginalized. (Contains 10 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Administration, Agricultural Occupations, Community Services, Competence, Competency Based Education, Cosmetology, Curriculum Development, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Employment Qualifications, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Horticulture, Hospitality Occupations, Information Technology, Job Training, Managerial Occupations, Postsecondary Education, Retailing, Sales Occupations, School Business Relationship, Student Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Trade and Industrial Education, Trainers, Training Methods, Trend Analysis, Workshops
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Australia