Development and definition of National Occupational Standards (NOS) as the curriculum basis for vocational education and training (VET)

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Author: Petersen, A. Willi; Jepsen, Maik


One primary goal of vocational education and training (VET) systems is to provide trainees with the right qualifications to meet the needs of the labour market. VET program development faces the challenge of obtaining relevant labour market and occupation requirements. For these purposes different approaches are used throughout the world. The use of National Occupational Standards (NOS) for VET curriculum development is one possibility to overcome this challenge. But a high NOS quality is a prerequisite for a high quality of VET program development. In this research study the German...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Quality; Teaching and learning; Outcomes; Employment; Research

Keywords: Curriculum development; Course design; Relevance of education and training; Occupational classification; Job requirements; Comparative analysis

Geographic subjects: Germany; Europe

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2015

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Pages: pp. 82-86

Conference number: 6th

Date: 2015

Place: Ballarat, Victoria

Related items: TD/TNC 121.1214

ISBN: 9781925333091

Statement of responsibility: Willi Petersen and Maik Jepsen

The volume of conference papers is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 121.1214.
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Resource type: Conference

Call number: TD/TNC 121.1516

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