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EXE703 - Partnership Development for Applied and Vocational Learning Programs

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Pipelining unit from 2014.  Final year of offer 2016.

Trimester 2 Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

(For continuing students enrolled in E690 course, and E760 course only)

Unit chair:T Ollis




Incompatible with:



Topics to be addressed in this unit include:

  • Youth transitions from education to employment: current situation and future trends in meeting the workforce skills needs of society;
  • Contemporary vocational learning programs for young people and the challenges posed for education institutions;
  • Secondary school responses to the vocational preparation of young people through VCAL, VCE VET, Work Experience, Structured Workplace Learning, School-based new Apprenticeships, etc;
  • Employability and ‘employer-ability’ skills and attributes;
  • Developing and teaching work readiness programs;
  • Centrality of applied vocational experiences in contemporary programs.
  • Broad local community support mechanisms and the shared responsibility for the vocational preparation of young people; 
  • Government funded initiatives – Commonwealth, State and Local
  • Local networks that facilitate partnership development among providers and with community organisations and employers – LLEN initiative in Victoria
  • Dependency on partnerships with employers – role of employer representative organisations
  • Partnership building for education providers with industry, and community organisations and agencies - critical factors including relationship developments and the development of protocols;
  • Cultural differences between the operations of enterprises in the industry/ business sector and provider organisations in the education and training sector; and
  • Organisation and deployment of work experience and work placements in industry for young people.


Assignment 1: Partnership Development Written Report & Resource (2000 words or equivalent 50%)

In small groups student teachers will:

  • Identify the key institutions and representative organisations in a locality that have a role in the vocational preparation of young people;
  • Map the relationships between these local institutions and organisations, education providers, community organisations, and industry and enterprises within a region that support applied and vocational learning programs for young people;
  • Develop a resource (using their choice of media – ICTs, Website, print-based and/or visual) for a secondary school detailing the processes involved in building, maintaining and sustaining a successful partnership with these local institutions and organisations from the perspective of a VCAL or VCE VET coordinator in an education institution;
  • Identify and examine the critical success factors in the development of a productive school/industry partnership.

Assignment 2: Partnership Development Presentation & Evaluation (2000 words or equivalent 50%)

In small groups student teachers will:

  • Organise a presentation event in the relevant community to launch their partnership-building resource from Task 1;
  • Develop an evaluation rubric to be completed by participants at the event in evaluating the presentation and the partnership-building resource;
  • Based on feedback provided through the completed evaluation rubrics, and a self-evaluation, write a brief (no more than 2 pages) reflective commentary identifying the strengths of the presentation, areas for improvement, and suggesting strategies for improvement;
  • Submit a copy of the presentation materials together with the reflective commentary by the due date.

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