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ECN722 - Assessment Frameworks and Equity in the Workplace

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in course E592, E730, E740, E770 or E792, 

Unit chair:

Jennifer Angwin

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Content

This unit addresses adult education and workplace training, focussing specifically on assessment and training issues for people of diverse backgrounds including those from non English speaking backgrounds. The unit addresses diversities in training needs in terms of cultures, contexts, purposes and frameworks, including the Australian Qualifications Framework, Training Packages and the assessment of dispositional skills. Topics to be addressed in this unit include: assessment and evaluation in training and the workplace, competency based assessment and training, recognition of current competencies, an examination between trainer expertise and assessment approaches and equity in assessment.

Assessment

Assignment 1 50% (3000 words) Essay based on theories examined in the unit readings.

Assignment 2 50% (3000 words) Essay based on theories examined in the unit readings and related to a particular context.

Recommended texts

Athanasou, J, Lamprianou, I 2002, A teacher’s guide to assessment, Social Science Press, Tuggerah, NSW.
Finlay, I Spours, K, Steer, R, Coffield, F, Gregson, M & Hodgson, A 2007, ‘”The heart of what we do”: policies on teaching, learning and assessment in the learning and skills sector’, Journal of Vocational Education & Training, vol. 59, issue 2, pp. 137 -154.
Foley, G (ed) 2004, Dimensions of Adult Learning: Adult Education and Training in a Global Era, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW.
Goldstein, I, Ford, JK 2002, Training in organizations : needs assessment, development, and evaluation, Wadsworth, Belmont, CA.

Mitchell, J, Chappell, C, Bateman, A, Roy, S  2006, Quality is the key : critical issues in teaching, learning and assessment in vocational education and training Adelaide, NCVER

Noe, RA 2007 Employee training and development, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, New York.

Sessa, V & London, M 2008, Work group learning : understanding, improving and assessing how groups learn in organizations Boca Raton, Taylor & Francis, Florida.

Smith, E & Keating, J 2003, From Training Reform to Training Packages, Social Science Press, NSW.
Solomon, N, Boud, D, Rooney, D 2006, The in-between: exposing everyday learning at International Journal of Lifelong Education, vol. 59, iss. 2.

The Allen Consulting Group 2006, Assessment and reporting of employability skills in Training Packages: report to the Department of Education, Science and Training, The Allen Consulting Group  
Melbourne, Vic

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

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Unit based calculation

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Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$782$625$2137$2736

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
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