The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment: What are our VET teachers learning?

Catherine Down, Wendy De Luca, Paul Galloway

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Abstract

It is now more than five years since the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (40104) was introduced as the base qualification for teaching and assessment with registered Training Providers. As a result, large numbers of teachers and trainers from TAFE, private-, not-for-profit- and industry-RTOs and other people aspiring to work in these organisations have undertaken the qualification. Reporting on a research project which is currently being undertaken within the School of Education at Charles Sturt University, this presentation will analyse a sample of 150 reflective essays written by VET practitioners on how they undertook their Certificate IV in TAA, what they learnt as a result of the process and what they still fell they need to learn to become competent designers and deliverers of training package programs. The analysis uses NVivo software to compare and collate the participants' text and the presentation will discuss some of the problems encountered in the use of this software.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAligning participants, policy and pedagogy
Subtitle of host publicationTraction and tension in VET research, 12th Annual AVETRA Conference
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherAVETRA
Pages1-11
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780980527513
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventAustralian Vocational Education and Training Research Association Annual Conference - Coogee Bay, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 16 Apr 200917 Apr 2009

Conference

ConferenceAustralian Vocational Education and Training Research Association Annual Conference
Country/TerritoryAustralia
Period16/04/0917/04/09

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