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Designing and Conducting Assessment in Vocational Education and Training (VET) Programs (EDN697)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Description This unit explores the skills and knowledge required to effectively design and conduct assessment in vocational education and training (VET) programs within the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) secondary school context. The unit builds on prior knowledge and skills developed in EDN597 Designing and Delivering Vocational Education and Training (VET) Programs and equips students with practical skills and applied theoretical and conceptual knowledge to design and conduct assessment in VET.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this unit you will be able to:
ULO1 Explain how to implement assessment in VET courses in the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) within the context of Australian VET system
ULO2 Plan, design and organise assessment in VET to meet specific learner characteristics
ULO3 Design, develop and use VET assessment resources and tools
ULO4 Plan and conduct VET assessment validation practices
ULO5 Review, design and implement teaching and assessment strategies to support the language, literacy and numeracy needs of learners in VET
Timetabled Learning Activities Face-to-face intensive tutorials:
* 3 days at the beginning of the teaching period
* 2 days at the end of the teaching period
Unit Learning Experiences This unit uses a blended strategy of lecture and individual and group learning activities. All students will engage in online learning and actively participate in online weekly learning activities.
Internal students are required to attend three-day intensive face-to-face tutorials at the beginning of the teaching period and two days at the end of the teaching period.
External students are required to actively participate in five (one hour) online webinars held over the teaching period.
Other Learning Experiences Lectures (online) - 1 hour per week
Webinars (online) - 1 hour every alternate week throughout the teaching period
Assessment There are three assessment items for this unit which include: Assignment 1 (15%) Weekly Learning Activities; Assignment 2 (45%) VET Assessment Plan; Assignment 3 (40%) VET Assessment Demonstration.
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Master of Teaching (Secondary), G1025 Graduate Diploma in Education (Tertiary & Workplace), or Master of Education (Coursework, AND successful completion of EDN597 Designing and Delivering Vocational Education and Training (VET) Programs
Notes Applicants must be able to demonstrate vocational/industry competence and experience in a VET learning/content area.
Appears in these Minors Vocational and Education Training Programs
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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