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  • CannyHQ Simulated Business [for purchase] [added 4 May, 2020]
    (Source: Training Tools)
    Designed to support BSB qualifications AQF 1-3, this live simulated business enables students to log in as they would to a real workplace intranet to access over 100 policies, procedures, templates, etc. to support their BSB-related studies.
  • Training Tools [for purchase] [added 4 May, 2020]
    Training Tools services Registered Training Organisations (public and private, large and small) within the Vocational Education and Training sector. Already offering templates for compliance and operational purposes, Training Tools is developing off-the-shelf resources for training and assessment of National Accredited Training, frameworks for simulated businesses, and trainer tools.

Training Packages

Overview

  • Training Packages and accredited courses, often referred to as training products, are key features of Australia's VET system. They are used as the basis for most programs delivered by registered training organisations (RTOs), and they are developed and reviewed in accordance with national standards. (Source: MySkills)
  • Training Packages define the competencies required by different occupations and industries and describe how these competencies may be packaged into nationally recognised and portable qualifications that comply with the Australian Qualifications Framework. Training Packages have three compulsory endorsed components: (1) qualifications, (2) competency standards, and (3) assessment guidelines. (Source: Glossary of VET)
  • The non-endorsed component refers to parts of a Training Package not required to be endorsed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), including support materials for learning, training, assessment, and professional development.
  • National Register of VET - training.gov.au
    The authoritative source of:
    • Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) which consists of:
      • Training Packages
      • Qualifications
      • Units of competency
      • Accredited courses
      • Skill sets
    • Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) who have the approved scope to deliver Nationally Recognised Training, as required by national and jurisdictional legislation within Australia.
    • Skills Service Organisations
      These independent, professional service organisations support Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) in their work developing and reviewing training packages. SSOs are also a key access point for other industry stakeholders who want to play a part in the development of training packages.

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      These are examples only of commercial producers of training and assessment resources. Inclusion on this list does not signify endorsement by NCVER.

      • Aspire Learning Resources
        Specialises in the development of competency-based training and assessment resources for VET
      • Compliant Learning Resources
        Resources for certificate and diploma vocational and assessment for use in RTOs and TAFEs across Australia.
      • Eduworks Resources
        Eduworks Resources provides ready-to-use and easy-to-customise learning and assessment kits for a wide range of nationally recognised qualifications and units. This company is also able to create new training and/or assessment resources and validate or adjust existing materials.
      • RTO Materials
        Provides compliant learning resources for Certificate I, Certificate II, Certificate III, Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma level.
      • RTO Training Resources
        Resources available cover pre-packaged qualifications from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma, as well as individual units of competency, across a wide range of training package areas. The majority of training resources consist of materials specifically developed for blended/online learning.
      • Smallprint
      • This company presents a library of training materials and assessment tools covering over 1,150 units, 140 qualifications and 12 training packages.
      • Total VET Training Resources
        Training and assessment resources for Units of Competence and Qualifications, plus RPL kits, LLN tools and other RTO resources.
      • Training Resource Solutions
        Training Resource Solutions were formally part of Culinary Solutions Australia, however rebranded in 2012 as the company expanded from solely creating hospitality resources, to developing resources for other training packages. Our training and assessment resources are designed to be easy to use and make sense to students, trainers and education professionals managing the compliance needs of the RTO.
      • Velg Training 
        • Transition Plan template
          This product is a document outlining macro-level requirements of the learning and assessment process to provide evidence towards the requirements of SRTO 1.1 - 1.4.
        • Velg Training and Assessment Strategy template
          This product is a document outlining macro-level requirements of the learning and assessment process to provide evidence towards the requirements of SRTO 1.1 - 1.4.
        • Velg Training VET Directory
          A searchable database of organisations and consultants that specialise in VET products and services. The aim is to provide a resource for finding a wide range of products that can be browsed by specific search parameters.
        • Webinars
          • Back to Basics – How does a unit of competency really work?
            Recorded on 20/03/2019, this webinar explored the fundamental components of a unit of competency to remind us about the way we should really look at a unit.
          • Does your TAS Represent your Story?
            Recorded on the 21/02/2018, this webinar explores the requirements of RTOs to implement comprehensive training and assessment strategies (TAS) as per clauses 1.1 - 1.4 of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

      Industry specific resources

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      • ForestWorks
        An industry owned not-for-profit organisation offering skills development services for industry.
      • Teaching and learning resources [across industries]
        (Source: WA Department of Training and Workforce Development)

      For purchase

      These are examples only of commercial producers of training and assessment resources. Inclusion on this list does not signify endorsement by NCVER.

      • Australian Training Products
        Provider of workplace learning resources and training technologies. It focuses on offering products and services with a solid compliance framework across online, digital and print formats. Products include student workbooks for the BSB Business Services, SIT Tourism Hospitality and Events, FNS Financial Services and TAE Training and Education Training Packages as well as IBSA Academy (an online centre providing professional development courses to RTO staff and VET Practitioners).
      • RSOPrime [Rural Skills Australia]
        RSO Prime is a learning platform targeted at Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation Land Management. Learning materials, Assessments and Supporting Documentation for the Updated AHC Package (2016) are provided for a range of units, ready to deliver to students\participants.
      • SkillsIQ
        Sells a range of resources relating to the beauty and hairdressing, floristry, and  tourism and hospitality industries.
      • Skin Deep Learning [Practitioner recommendation]
        Fully compliant SHB Hairdressing and Beauty Training and Assessment Resources.
      • VET Cengage
        Industry specific curriculum (training content)

      Open Educational Resources

      Overview

      Open Educational Resources (OERs) are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium - digital or otherwise - that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.

      Free resources

      Focus on practice

      • Guidebook on Open Educational Resources (OER) [2019, Europe]
      • OEL Toolkit
        The Open Education Licensing research project investigated open educational practice in Australian higher education. The OEL Toolkit, developed by Swinburne University and the University of Tasmania, provides guidance about finding and using OERs.
      • OER in TVET [international, 2018]
      • OER Knowledge Cloud
        (Source: UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning)
      • The OER starter kit [US]
        (Source: Iowa State University Digital Press, 2019)
        This starter kit has been designed to equip instructors with the skills they need to confidently find, use, or even create open educational resources (OER). To do this, the book has been broken up into five major sections covering important aspects of working with OER: getting started; copyright; finding OER; teaching with OER; and creating OER. In each chapter, learning objectives are provided to explain what the reader will learn and, in many cases, interactive exercises and examples are available as well.
      • Open Author [US]
        Open Author helps you build OERs, lessons plans, and courses (on your own or with others) and then publish them for the benefit of others.
      • Open Educational Resources (OER)
        (Source: EDUCAUSE)
      • Open Educational Resources
        (Source: University of Canberra)

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