Industry Engagement Procedures - VET

Owning Body: 
Approved on: 
Thursday, 9 April, 2015
Approved by: 
Contact Person: 
VET Co-ordinator
Category: 
Purpose: 

To establish the responsibilities for ensuring that the College is engaged with industry in the training and assessing of VET units of competency.

Scope: 

These procedures apply to the VET Co-ordinator, and VET Trainers and Assessors.

Statement: 

Responsibilities of the VET Co-ordinator

  • As part of the annual Quality Indicators Collection process (by 30 June), engage with at least two industry employers or practitioners for each industry relevant to the College’s VET training courses (training packages and accredited courses).
  • Where work placements are involved, ensure that the respective employers provide feedback via the AQTF Employer Questionnaire or any specifically designed employer feedback collection template.
  • Include a section in the Trainer/Assessor feedback at the end of each unit delivery, any observations or comments regarding the unit’s relevance to the particular industry in context.
  • Include the industry consultations and trainers/assessors feedback as input into the validation of the unit and instigate a review of the respective Training and Assessment strategy if the findings are material.
  • When Training and Assessment strategies are updated (for new units or changes to existing units), include at least two industry consultations and make changes to the Training and Assessment strategies as warranted.

Responsibilities of the VET Trainers and Assessors

  • All VET trainers and assessors are to remain engaged with the industries related to the units of competency in which they train and/or assess.
  • On an annual basis or upon renewal of engagement (for adjuncts), provide evidence of industry currency in an updated CV.At the end of each delivery of a unit of competency, provide feedback about the relevance of the unit to the industry’s training needs.  
  • When invited, participate in the validation of the unit of competency, bringing industry experience and knowledge to the validation process.