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Case for Change
The TAE Training Package was last reviewed in 2015 and uploaded in 2016. In the five years since, the VET teaching, training and assessment landscape has drastically changed. The IRC considers that the TAE Training Package is currently not fit for purpose and does not fully address the needs of the VET sector for the following reasons:
- TAE units of competency do not deliver the variety, nor depth, of skills and knowledge that are relevant in a modern VET teaching, training and assessment environment;
- The packaging rules of TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment do not provide adequate flexibility for learners pursuing the variety of VET teaching, training and assessment job roles that exist in the modern labour market;
- The TAE Training Package does not make use of ‘stackable’ skill sets that allow for a ‘scaffolded’ approach to skill development and attainment of qualifications;
- The TAE Training Package is not structured to support the range, and diversity of career pathways available to workers in the VET industry, meaning that existing qualifications (beyond TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment) are often underutilised;
- The structure and content of the TAE Training Package does not address the skills gaps of those working in other education sub-sectors such as VET for Secondary Students or enterprise training.
As a result, the Education Industry Reference Committee (IRC) has proposed the holistic review of the TAE Training Package to ensure it aligns with the current skills needs of the VET sector and provides greater pathways into the profession.
What is being proposed?
- Holistic review of the TAE Training Package: a holistic review of six qualifications and 55 units of competency in the TAE Training Package. This project will run until end-2022.
- E-assessment project: an urgent response to address an identified gap in e-assessment in the TAE Training Package involving the development of two new units of competency. This project will run until January 2022.
The Case for Change was approved at the AISC meeting on 19 August 2021.
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The Education IRC is keen to ensure we hear from a diverse and broad range of stakeholders across this project, and is excited about the improvements that can be made to the TAE Training Package.
The consultation plan has been designed to engage the most diverse range of stakeholders from all states and territories, non-metropolitan regions, and small and medium sized organisations. Detailed consultation will occur for both (1) the TAE Holistic Review project and (2) the E-assessment project.
(1) TAE Holistic Review consultation opportunities
There will be two TAE consultation phases for stakeholders to contribute in:
- Phase 1 consultations, running from October to November 2021, will involve a series of webinars, surveys, open forums, targeted focus groups and 1:1 consultations. These consultations will assist in clarifying the purpose, objectives and scope of the review, and begin discussing detailed training product feedback and insights to shape the next version of the TAE Training Package.
- Phase 2 consultations, running in February to March 2022, will involve open forums and feedback sessions, in-depth individual interviews and focus groups. These consultations will assist in obtaining detailed feedback on units, emerging skills and training product recommendations.
(2) E-assessment consultation opportunities
There will be a public review in September 2021 and a public validation period in October 2021 for stakeholders to contribute their expertise in creation of two new units of competency in e-assessment.
Methodologies for both projects
Our consultation methodologies will gather data from relevant stakeholders including:
- Industry Reference Committee members;
- Registered Training Organisations and trainers and assessors;
- Peak bodies;
- Industry and professional associations;
- Vocational Education and Training practitioner networks;
- Vocational Education teachers, trainers and assessors;
- Subject Matter Experts;
- Industry networks and subscriber based mailing lists;
- State Training Authorities and Industry Technical Advisory Boards;
- Federal, state and territory government departments and government owned corporations;
- Identified key stakeholders including individuals and organisations.
Consultations will involve identifying the expertise of stakeholders and engaging them on the specific changes to the training package relevant to their expertise.
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Training Product Development
The public review period for TAE 22B E-learning and E-assessment is now open!
Training products within project 22B include:
- TAEDEL405 Plan, organise and deliver e-learning (unit of competency)
- TAEASS404 Conduct e-assessment of competence (unit of competency)
- TAESS00019 E-learning and E-assessment Skill Set
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