Unpacking units of competency

Our VET system links training with jobs. From enrolment to a completed skill set or qualification, the unit of competency is one of many links in the chain. Part of our skills as VET practitioners is making it a strong link that serves our learners and their employers well.

The workshop examines how to plan quality training and assessment that links units of competency to jobs. We also explore when and how to engage with industry. Bringing along a unit you deliver, or plan to deliver, will maximise the benefit of attending. 

Audience: New and experienced Trainers and Assessors, Managers and Coordinators

Topics covered include:

  • Where to start - a vision of the job role and the person who will fill it

  • Exploring delivery options that give participants the best chance to prepare for their ideal job role

  • Unwrapping a unit of competency to ensure quality training and assessment

  • Resource implications - time and cost and its influence on quality outcomes

  • When and how to engage industry

  • Tips to avoid over assessing and under assessing

  • Why the performance criteria is not a checklist for assessment

Benefits and learning outcomes:

  • Trainers and Assessors can use this session as evidence of meeting the requirement of 1.13(c) of the 2015 Standards for Registered Training Organisations

  • Confidence that your delivery and assessment covers the requirements of the unit of competency

  • Collaborative environment

Activities: Participants are encouraged to bring a unit of competency they plan to delivery or are already delivering to refer to during the session. This will ensure maximum benefits.

Workshop includes:

  • Complimentary morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and workshop resources

Presenter: Therese Hickey


  • Date & Time

  • Thursday, 27 October, 2016
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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