Assuring the quality of achievement standards and their valid assessment in Australian higher education


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Author: Scott, Geoff


There is growing interest in making sure that higher education graduates emerge with the capabilities and competencies that will equip them to be not only 'work ready' for today, but also 'work ready plus' for tomorrow. This research has sought to address two challenges: (1) assuring the quality of higher education achievement standards and their valid assessment; and (2) building the capacity of local learning program leaders and their teams to enact this agenda - consistently, sustainably and effectively.

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Subjects: Quality; Assessment; Higher education; Skills and knowledge; Outcomes

Keywords: Competence; Competency standard; Achievement; Relevance of education and training; Best practice

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Department of Education and Training, 2016

Physical description: 73 p.

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Related items: TD/TNC 124.377

ISBN: 9781760289782 (print); 9781760289799 (pdf); 9781760289805 (docx)

The related key insights discussion paper, 'Transforming graduate capabilities and achievement standards for a sustainable future', is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 124.377.
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Resource type: Report

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Document number: TD/TNC 128.111

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