There’s something about the Black Friday Sales and the massive hype that goes with this event that reminds me of what’s happening in the VET sector, and it’s got nothing to do with sales.
I asked some students recently if they knew what the Black Friday sales were all about – and no one could relate this to the tradition in America of the shopping spree that happens the day after Thanksgiving.
I often find that people working in the VET sector also hear the hype – however, they can’t actually relate this back to why we do what we do.
Here’s my wish for “COAG and friends” to consider as they start their urgent reviews of many things in the VET sector.
Let’s go back to basics and help all trainers understand the expectations of the Training Packages and how each component relates to each other.
If trainers and assessors had better guidance, then they would be in a better position to challenge the resources.
Let’s recognise that everyone wants to do their job well. What other occupation sets you up with half the story and hopes you will fill in the rest?
(Note: – this doesn’t stop unique and niche delivery – this all comes with the contextualisation that must be done to effectively assess learners).
Published 3 December 2019
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Jenny Field is an Independent Education Consultant.