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Integrity Checks of Students’ Vocational Education and Training (VET) Achievements 2018

05 Sep 2018

Schools will have received a letter from Ms Vanessa Peters, Manager – Data and Certification advising them of the Authority’s intention to undertake integrity checks of students’ VET achievements.

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Integrity Checks of Students’ Vocational Education and Training (VET) Achievements 2018

Contact
Arti Dogra
(08) 9273 6751
arti.dogra@scsa.wa.edu.au

Rachael Davidson (08) 9273 6750
rachael.davidson@scsa.wa.edu.au

Schools will have received a letter from Ms Vanessa Peters, Manager – Data and Certification advising them of the Authority’s intention to undertake integrity checks of students’ VET achievements.

This is an opportunity for schools to discuss with the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) responsible for issuing the VET qualification the importance of ensuring the verification of 2018 VET achievements by the RTO is received by the school prior to any upload to SIRS to meet the Authority’s deadline of 1 November as per the 2018 Activities Schedule. https://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/429285/2018-Activities-Schedule-February-update.pdf.

The Bulk VET WACE Special Considerations process it not intended to be utilised for circumstances where there are delays in schools receiving verification of student VET achievements, therefore schools are encouraged to have a conversation with their RTO to ensure the Authority’s reporting deadlines can be met.

If schools have concerns regarding verification of student VET achievements for 2018, please contact the Authority’s officers listed above.

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Information for 2018 VET Awards Now Available

25 May 2018

The 2018 VET Awards Nomination Kit and the 2018 VET Awards Brochure are now available.

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Information on the 2018 VET Awards is available on the Exhibitions and Awards page of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority website under Awards for outstanding achievement in VET.

The nomination kit has been designed to assist schools through the various steps of the VET awards nomination process.

The link to the Nomination Form will be available on the Authority website on Friday 29 June 2018.

Nominations close on Monday 3 September 2018 at 4:30 pm.

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Auspicing Research Tool for Schools

25 May 2018

The Department of Training and Workforce Development, in collaboration with the WA Department of Education and the Training Accreditation Council, has developed an RTO auspicing tool.

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This useful tool provides schools with prompts and questions to help them research and choose suitable RTOs to enter into auspicing arrangements with to deliver VET qualifications to their students. It includes:

  • a focus on VET sector regulatory requirements;
  • a checklist of information that should be included in an auspicing agreement; and
  • links to VET sector resources to help schools easily access this information and understand the sector’s requirements.

Further information about the RTO auspicing research tool is available here.

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VET Qualifications Register for Secondary Students

25 May 2018

VET Qualifications Register for Secondary Students

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The VET Qualifications Register for the 2019 school year has been released.

The VET qualifications register for secondary students provides industry advice for schools and RTOs on the suitability of qualifications for secondary students and delivery requirements to meet industry standards. The register aims to assist schools and RTOs to select qualifications that are more likely to be completed by secondary students or help them transition effectively to further training or employment.

Please note that the register is of an advisory nature only and does not override or replace training package requirements.

View the VET qualifications register for secondary students for the 2019 school year here.

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All about VET

29 Aug 2017

All about VET

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If you’ve ever wanted an overview of VET in an easy to follow format then check out the ‘All about VET’ infographic on our website. The graphic illustrates national VET components and how VET is recognised in the WACE in Western Australia.

You can access the link to our website below.

https://senior-secondary.scsa.wa.edu.au/vet/all-about-vet

Just click on the ‘What is VET?’ heading.

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Less than one week left to nominate for the 2017 VET Awards!

29 Aug 2017

Less than one week left to nominate for the 2017 VET Awards!

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Nominations close
Monday, 4 September 2017 (4.30pm)

No late or proforma nominations will be accepted.

General tips for the VET awards process
  • Nominations can only be made online by the school at https://sirs.scsa.wa.edu.au/scsaform/vetnominationform
  • No late nominations will be accepted. Nominations close Monday, 4 September 2017 (4.30pm)
  • Ensure that Workplace learning (ADWPL) and VET enrolments have been uploaded prior to the online nomination. Only eligible students will be displayed on the online VET nomination form.
  • When scanning documents ensure that the file sizes are no more than 2 MB. Your nomination may not process if the file sizes are any bigger.
  • If you have any problems with the online nomination process you can get by emailing awards@scsa.wa.edu.au
  • Ensure that students will be available for interview during the week commencing 16 October. Please be aware that there is no opportunity to make any changes to the interview time offered to the student.

For more information about VET Awards download the 2017 VET Awards Nomination Kit

To encourage students in applying for a VET award, share our VET Awards blog at https://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/publications/blog.

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VET Brochures Online

23 Aug 2017

VET Brochures Online

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Follow the links below to our brochures.

A series of VET brochures have been developed by the School Curriculum and Standards to provide schools with additional resources in order for students make informed decisions about including VET as part of their secondary study options.

The VET and the WACE brochure is a great resource if students have questions about how VET can contribute towards the WACE and the VET Awards for Outstanding Achievement brochure can be promoted to students who are undertaking VET and workplace learning in Year 12 in addition to exhibiting excellence in their chosen field.

Additionally, schools may wish to refer to the Training Pathways brochure to assist with providing career advice to students on the post-secondary opportunities available through undertaking VET.

VET and the WACE

VET Awards for Outstanding Achievement

Training Pathways

These brochures and more can also be found on the All About VET page.

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Certificate IV or higher qualifications in the WACE

26 May 2017

Certificate IV or higher qualifications in the WACE

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It is important that students are given opportunities to gain credit for higher level VET qualifications under the appropriate conditions and which meet the needs, capabilities and aspirations of the student.

An annual integrity check of higher level qualifications will be conducted based on perceived level of risk. Through this process, the School Curriculum and Standards Authority will collect information about relevant students and the context of delivery and assessment of these qualifications.

A VET Certificate IV or higher program structure form has been made available to assist schools in providing this information.

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Uploading RSQUAL for the allocation of unit equivalence

26 May 2017

Uploading RSQUAL for the allocation of unit equivalence

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The information in the RSQUAL file is used to allocate unit equivalence towards the WACE and to determine whether a student has met the Certificate II or higher requirement.

In addition the RSVET file is used to determine subsidiary rules associated with VET achievement by calculating total nominal hours.

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Clarifying 220 nominal hours of VET in the WACE

26 May 2017

Clarifying 220 nominal hours of VET in the WACE

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There are two WACE requirements relating to students completing 220 nominal hours of Vocational Education and Training (VET).  One relates to the recognition of Certificate II qualifications and the other relates to the partial completion of a Certificate III or higher.

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Certificate I and II completion, nominal hours and unit equivalence

26 May 2017

Certificate I and II completion, nominal hours and unit equivalence

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A reminder to schools about the nominal hour requirement for completed VET qualifications for students to be awarded the full allocation of unit equivalence in the WACE.

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Student WACE scenarios

21 Feb 2017

Recently there has been a number of common enquiries about WACE certification and VET. The most common questions have been:

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Recently there has been a number of common enquiries about WACE certification and VET. The most common questions have been:

  • ‘is this student on track to meet WACE?’
  • ‘can this student can drop a course?’
  • ‘will a student’s VET be a sufficient replacement for them to still meet WACE?’

To assist you with such queries two samples have been provided as a reference in addition and a WACE scenario template to assist you in determining student WACE eligibility namely:

and

In the first instance please refer to these support materials prior to contacting the Authority. If you require further assistance, the Authority’s Certification and VET teams will use the scenario in the template format that you provide to address your query more efficiently and precisely.

For further assistance email VETinfo@scsa.wa.edu.au

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2017 Endorsed Program List

21 Feb 2017

2017 Endorsed Program List

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2017 Endorsed Program List

A revised list of endorsed programs is now available.

The revised list of endorsed programs available to students in Years 10, 11 and 12 in 2017 is available now on the Authority website. The updated list can be found here under 2017 Endorsed program codes and achievement descriptors.

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Do your students have the Tools for Transitions?

21 Feb 2017

Do your students have the Tools for Transitions?

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Do your students have the Tools for Transitions?

“The core problem from many young people is not a lack of skills, but a lack of understanding or capability to apply them in a new work context”.

As part of the implementation of the Preparing Secondary Students for Work framework, Ithaca Group researched the non-technical capabilities required by young people to transition to further education and work.

Read the full report here

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2017 VET Awards Panel – Expression of Interest

21 Feb 2017

2017 VET Awards Panel – Expression of Interest

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2017 VET Awards Panel – Expression of Interest

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority is now taking expressions of interest for the 2017 VET Awards Panel.

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority would like to extend the opportunity for school representatives including teacher trainers, VET/WPL Coordinators who are interested in representing their systems/sector to nominate themselves as a 2017 VET awards panel member.

No experience is necessary just a genuine interest in showcasing young people who have demonstrated excellence in their VET program. The Authority's VET awards are fundamental to the 2017 Beazley Medal: VET awards process.

To nominate yourself, please complete the online 2017 VET Awards Panel - Expression of Interest form

For further information on the VET Awards process see Exhibitions and Awards

Thanks and we look forward to working with you!

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Accumulating WACE achievement in VET – (New)

21 Feb 2017

Accumulating WACE achievement in VET – (New)

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Accumulating WACE achievement in VET – (New)

There is no specified time limit for the completion of a WACE. Individuals may accumulate their results in WACE units, endorsed programs and VET credit transfer for WACE achievement over a life time.

Students who were in Year 12 in 2016 and have since completed a VET qualification or who are not currently enrolled at a school or are returning to education and have completed a VET qualification since last being enrolled in secondary education can have their VET achievement added to their achievement record. In addition, if all WACE requirements are met, will be issued with a WACE.

Evidence of achievement can be provided via the following online form Application for WACE recognition in VET achievement for individuals returning to studies or accumulating WACE results

Further information can be found here

Any queries please email VETinfo@scsa.wa.edu.au

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