VET Validation Procedures

Status


Approved

To establish responsibilities for the ensuring the systematic validation of all VET training packages. 

Public
visibility
Approved on: 27 Nov 2017
Review cycle: 2 Years
Owned by

VET Co-ordinator

Approved by

Principal

Category: 
Policy Contact: 
VET Co-ordinator
Purpose: 

To establish responsibilities for the ensuring the systematic validation of all VET training packages. 

Scope: 

These procedures apply to the Registrar, the Dean of Academic Administration and the VET Co-ordinator.

Statement: 

Responsibilities of the Registrar

  1. Develop a schedule for the validation of all VET training packages that are on the College’s scope of registration. This schedule will ensure the following:

    • Every training package is to be validated at least once every five years
    • The five year cycles will begin in 2015, 2020 and 2025.
    • At least 50% of training packages are to be validated within the first three years of a five year cycle
    • Training packages identified as likely to be audited by the VET Regulator will be validated earlier and more frequently that other training packages
  2. Recommend to the Dean of Academic Administration which training products will be validated
  3. (after consulting with the VET Co-ordinator)  recommend to the Dean of Academic Administration suitable candidates for validation activities.
  4. Summarise the results of the validation activities and distribute the results to: the VET Co-ordinator, the Academic Standards and Risk Committee, and the Learning, Teaching & Research Committee.
  5. Ensure that all validation documentation is archived in a secure manner.

Responsibilities of the Dean of Academic Administration

  1. Make the final determination as to which training products will be validated.
  2. Decide who will lead and participate in the validation activities.
  3. Ensure that the validation panel is adequately represented by the following:
    • members with vocational competencies and current industry skills relevant to the assessment being validated
    • members with current knowledge and skills in vocational teaching and learning
    • independent industry experts whenever possible
  4. Decide how outcomes of the validation activities will be documented.
  5. Present the results of the validation activities to the Academic Standards and Risk Committee for discussion.
  6. Take any recommendations from the Academic Standards and Risk Committee to the VET Co-ordinator and/or the Learning, Teaching & Research Committee.

Responsibilities of the VET Co-ordinator

  1. Review any recommendations from the Academic Standards and Risk Committee with a view to immediate implementation.
  2. Make recommendations to the Dean of Academic Administration of what units of competency within a particular training package are suitable candidates for validation.