Vet Sector

Message from the CEO (12 August 2022)

Message from the CEO This issue of the VET Sector is especially significant for us as our mother company Career Calling is celebrating 13 years in business. As a result, our newsletter contains some really awesome articles. The VET Sector is a newsletter and magazine devoted to the training sector, providing information, resources, and articles […]
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In vocational education and training, what is assessment?

In the VET sector, assessment refers to the process of collecting evidence for making judgments about an individual’s competence or ability to perform a task or role against a standard expected in the workplace. This usually involves collecting evidence of performance and making comparisons to pre-determined standards. The purpose of assessment in the VET sector […]
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Competency-based assessments (CBA) and competency-based training (CBT): purpose and benefits

After the Australian tripartite mission in 1987 (ACTU/TDC 1987) and the publication of Industry training in Australia: The need for change (Dawkins 1989a) and Improving Australia’s training system, many people believe that this is when CBT was first implemented (Dawkins 1989b). Despite this, CBT can be traced back to more traditional approaches, such as the […]
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Validity of traditional assessment methods

There is a great deal of debate surrounding the validity of assessment methods in vocational education and training (VET). Some believe that traditional methods, such as open book and closed book examinations and long answer, essay-type questions, are no longer fit for purpose in the modern VET sector. Others argue that these methods are still […]
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Message from the CEO (17 July 2022)

Message from the CEO A training sector magazine and newsletter, The VET Sector, features articles, resources, and information for all stakeholders of Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). We cover relevant and important topics to RTOs, such as compliance, resources, and best practices. RTOs will find valuable information here that will help them improve their operations and […]
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Benefits of upskilling and reskilling

There is a lot of discussion about the role of vocational education and training (VET) in providing the skills that people need for the future. VET has an important role to play in providing the skills that people need for the future, but it is not the only source of these skills. There are many […]
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Contextualisation and customisation in the vocational education and training industry

Customisation and contextualisation are two important approaches to vocational education and training (VET). Both involve tailoring VET programs to the specific needs of individual learners or groups of learners. However, there are some important differences between the two approaches. Contextualisation refers to the process of adapting VET programs to the specific context in which they […]
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