Vocational Education in Australia.

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Briefly?outline?the?recent?history?of?vocational?education?and?training?in?Australia,?and?critically?analyse?and
discuss?the?factors?important?in?the?adoption,?change?in?a?national?unified?vocational?education?and?training
(VET)?system.?If?relevant,?include?abandonment?of,?or?divergence?from,?the?system?in?a?particular?industry?of
interest.
In?your?answer?describe?the?evolution?of?what?is?considered??best?practice??in?competency?based
training/learning?(CBT/CBL)?and?work?based?learning?(WBL),?identify?the?educational?philosophy/philosophies
underpinning?past?reforms?and?explain?how?the?philosophical?approach?may?have?influenced?the?outcomes.
As?you?work?through?the?readings,?try?to?discern?from?the?content?what?reasons?various?commentators?and
official?sources?provide?to?explain?one?or?more?of?the?features?of?the??reformed??system.?You?might?wish?to
consider?the?following?points?when?planning?your?assignment:
??historical?background
??the?catalysts?for?reform
??the?underpinning?philosophy/philosophies
??identify?whether?(or?not)?it?is?a?nationally?unified?system
??define?CBL/CBT?and?explain?how?this?underpins?VET
??define?WBL?and?explain?its?role?in?VET
In?your?essay,?include?a?clear?explanation?(in?your?own?words?and?supported?by?suitable?references)?of?each?term
you?introduce,?to?demonstrate?clearly?that?you?understand?what?each?means.
Begin?with?a?clear?introduction,?telling?the?reader?what?your?essay?is?about,?and?summarising?what?it?will?say.
Then?present?the?more?detailed?material?in?relation?to?the?points?above,?using?your?reading?and/or?your?own
experience?as?the?source?for?what?you?say.?If?you?have?kept?a?learning?journal?or?notes?as?you?have?been?reading,
this?should?include?many?of?the?ideas?you?can?use?in?you?essay.?
End?with?a?clear?conclusion.