Quality assessments: practice and perspectives

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Author: Misko, Josie; Halliday Wynes, Sian; Stanwick, John; Gemici, Sinan

Abstract:

The quality and rigour of assessments in vocational education and training (VET) have been a key concern of VET policy-makers. This potentially raises issues with the credibility of VET qualifications and the competence of the graduates who hold these qualifications. The authors consider the issues surrounding assessment in certificate III qualifications in aged care, electro-technology (electrical) and business. Validation is seen as being more important than moderation, which is still not fully understood or practised in a way that is commonly accepted by assessment experts and commentators. Moreover, the streamlining of recognition of prior learning is still not occurring to any great extent. The authors also explore the knowledge and practical application of the assessment of VET practitioners and identify tensions relating to where practitioners put their efforts in ensuring quality assessments.

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The quality and rigour of assessments in vocational education and training (VET) have been a key concern of VET policy-makers. This potentially raises issues with the credibility of VET qualifications and the competence of the graduates who hold these qualifications. The authors consider the issues surrounding assessment in certificate III qualifications in aged care, electro-technology (electrical) and business. Validation is seen as being more important than moderation, which is still not fully understood or practised in a way that is commonly accepted by assessment experts and ...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Assessment; Providers of education and training; Quality; Vocational education and training; Qualifications; Industry; Pathways; Statistics; Outcomes; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Practitioners; Education industry relationship; Recognition of prior learning; Course; Attitude

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2014

Physical description: 53 p.

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http://www.ncver.edu.au/publications/2709.html

Series:
National Vocational Education and Training Research Program research report

ISBN: 9781922056900

Statement of responsibility: Josie Misko, Sian Halliday-Wynes, John Stanwick, Sinan Gemici

Resource type: Report

Call Number:
TD/TNC 115.17



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