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  • Standards for training packages Luke Behncke

    Office of The National Skills Standards Council


  • Standards for Training Packages

  • Outline

     Outline of the development of the Standards Framework

     Transition timelines

     Overview of the Standards Framework and implementation

     Next steps and further information

  • Background and Context

    During 2011-12 the development of Standards for Training Packages was informed by:  reforms initiated by the COAG VET Products for the 21st

    Century Report (2009) and subsequent National Quality Council (NQC) policy; and

     Training Package Development Handbook

    The development work did not attempt to re-open debate regarding existing policy

  • SCOTESE November 2012: New Standards for Training Packages Endorsed

  • Standards Framework  One standard that defines Training

    Packages as a product

     Two standards for compliance with NSSC policies to support implementation of the standards framework

     Nine standards that define the components of a Training Package

  • Purpose of the Standards ensure Training Packages are of high quality and meet the workforce development needs of industry, enterprises and individuals

    ....apply to the design and development of Training Packages for endorsement consideration by the National Skills Standards Council (NSSC)

    The purpose of the Standards is consistent with the NSSC Charter endorsed by Ministers

  • Standard 1 Training Packages consist of the following: 1. NSSC endorsed components:  units of competency;  assessment requirements (associated with each unit of competency);  qualifications; and  credit arrangements.

    2. One or more quality assured companion volumes.

  • Key points for Standard 1

     The NSSC endorsed components are the RTO requirements and subject to VET regulation

     The non-endorsed component is advice for RTOs to support implementation and not subject to VET regulation

  • Standard 2

    Training Package developers comply with the NSSC Training Package Products Policy

     Products policy organised to support the design of

    Training Packages, units of competency, qualifications and skill sets within the standards framework

  • Key points for Standard 2 No endorsement year for Training Packages  no need for full reviews but ISCs may elect to continue this

    practice  continuous improvement is centred on units and


    Skill Sets  note that AVETMISS 7 (implemented in 2014) will require


  • Standard 3

    Training Package developers comply with the NSSC Training Package Development and Endorsement Process Policy

     Mostly updated from existing policy to reflect new

    governance arrangements and strengthened quality assurance arrangements

  • Key points for Standard 3 Case for Endorsement/NSSC endorsement process  no submission unless compliance against the Standards is

    confirmed through the Quality Report

     concise Case for Endorsement and available on ISC websites

     endorsement consideration at NSSC meetings

     potential out-of-session consideration under exceptional circumstances

  • Final submission dates for Cases for Endorsement

    NSSC meeting dates for 2013

    17 January 2013 28 February 2013

    6 March 2013 17 April 2013

    2 May 2013 13 June 2013

    4 July 2013 15 August 2013

    28 August 2013 9 October 2013

    24 October 2013 5 December 2013

  • Quality Assurance

    Industry Skills Councils (ISCs):  responsible for the quality and quality assurance process of

    Training Packages

    Office of the NSSC:  manages the new Quality Assurance (QA) Panel on behalf

    of the NSSC  ensures consistent auditing against the standards

     reviews Cases for Endorsement and provides advice to NSSC in endorsement consideration

  • New Quality Assurance Panel  Anticipate operational mid 2013

     Significant ongoing professional development

     Key source of advice to the Office of the NSSC/NSSC

     ISCs may engage any QA Panel members as a source of expertise in development

     Until establishment, ISCs use existing QA Panel in consultation with the Office of the NSSC

  • Mandatory Reports for QA Editorial and Equity Reports  undertaken by QA Panel member or ISC member with

    appropriate expertise

    Quality Report  Office of the NSSC allocation of one or more QA Panel

    members from which ISCs can select

     ISC provides evidence to meet compliance against the standards

     Quality Report is an audit to assess compliance against the standards based on the evidence provided

  • Standard 4

    Units of competency specify the standards of performance required in the workplace  Primary audience is industry  Concise and clear requirements

  • Standard 5

    The structure of units of competency complies with the unit of competency template  Integrated foundation skills

  • Standard 6

    Assessment requirements specify the evidence and required conditions for assessment  Primary audience are regulators and RTOs  Clear and specific requirements

  • Standard 7

    Every unit of competency has associated assessment requirements. The structure of assessment requirements complies with the assessment requirements template

     Greater specification of assessment evidence (performance and knowledge) and assessment conditions in which assessment evidence is collected

     Clearer assessor requirements

  • Standard 8 Qualifications comply with the Australian Qualifications Framework specification for that qualification type

     Qualifications compliance is a key focus for the NSSC NOTE: 1 January 2015 full implementation of the revised AQF

  • Standard 9

    The structure of the information for the Australian Qualifications Framework qualification complies with the qualification template

  • Standard 10 Credit arrangements existing between Training Package qualifications and Higher Education qualifications are listed in a format that complies with the credit arrangements template

  • Standard 11 A quality assured companion volume implementation guide produced by the Training Package developer is available at the time of endorsement and complies with the companion volume implementation guide template

     ISC QA process for Companion Volumes publicly documented

  • Standard 12

    Training Package developers produce other quality assured companion volumes to meet the needs of their stakeholders as required

     NSSC may initiate an external review of the Companion Volume Quality Assurance Process and outcomes at any time

  • Next steps  Visit the NSSC website for communication

    activities and information regarding the Standards

     Visit ISC websites for specific information regarding Training Packages

     NSSC working with key stakeholders in implementation

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    Paul Pedretti, Western Australia Police Crash into ‘police problem-based learning’

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    Leone Scott, Department of Education VET in Schools and the Western Australian Certificate of Education

    Gordon Duffy, Department of Training and Workforce Development Workforce planning for Western Australia – where we are at

    Standards for training packages Standards �for Training Packages���� Outline Background and Context Slide Number 5 Standards Framework Purpose of the Standards Standard 1 Key points for Standard 1 Standard 2 Key points for Standard 2 Standard 3 Key points for Standard 3 Slide Number 14 Quality Assurance New Quality Assurance Panel Mandatory Reports for QA Standard 4 Standard 5 Standard 6 Standard 7 Standa