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Competency-based training, global skills mobility and the teaching of international students in vocational education and training

Tran, Ly Thi and Nyland, Chris 2013, Competency-based training, global skills mobility and the teaching of international students in vocational education and training, Journal of vocational education and training, vol. 65, no. 1, pp. 143-157.

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Title Competency-based training, global skills mobility and the teaching of international students in vocational education and training
Author(s) Tran, Ly ThiORCID iD for Tran, Ly Thi orcid.org/0000-0001-6543-6559
Nyland, Chris
Journal name Journal of vocational education and training
Volume number 65
Issue number 1
Start page 143
End page 157
Total pages 15
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1363-6820
1747-5090
Keyword(s) training packages
international students
vocational education
competency-based training
Summary  In Australia, all vocational education and training (VET) qualifications must be based on competency-based training (CBT) and training packages. Yet, since 2005, there has been a major expansion in the number of VET international students in Australia, 85% of whom are from Asia. Given this development, the teaching and learning contexts in which competency-based training and training packages are located are becoming increasingly diverse and no longer reflect the traditional training characteristics and boundaries that apply for domestic students.
This paper examines the relevance of training packages and CBT for teaching international students in the Australian VET sector. It draws on interviews with teachers and international students from 25 public and private training providers in Australia. The discussion of the findings aims to assist the VET sector create a curriculum framework that supports flexibility, adaptation and responsiveness so that international students’ divergent and shifting study purposes and complex learning characteristics can be catered for effectively. This contributes to helping the sector remain viable in a context in which a VET course is no longer a pathway to migration.
Language eng
Field of Research 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
130213 Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy
130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Socio Economic Objective 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, Taylor & Francis
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