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1 PQF Induction: Small group delivery or 1-1 session

2 Topics The purpose of the Quality Pre- accredited Framework Planning guide - focusing on course plan Teaching guide- focusing on learner plan Moderation Implementation

3 What is the purpose of pre- accredited education ? To provide opportunities that engage and initiate vocational pathways for the most educationally disadvantaged learners. To address the particular needs of adults who have experienced barriers to education and find it difficult to undertake accredited courses as their first step into vocational training.

4 What is the purpose of pre-accredited education ? The ACFE Board purchases pre-accredited courses whose content can be classified as follows: Adult Literacy and Numeracy - including ESL Employment Skills - basic skills to support work or further learning Vocational Programs - assists people with skills acquisition, return to work or to change jobs. Digital Literacy - understand and utilise a range of digital technologies.

5 What is the purpose of the Pre- accredited Quality Framework? The purpose of the Pre-accredited Quality Framework is to ensure: Pre-accredited courses are of a high and comparable quality regardless of where they are delivered. Learn Local organisations and teachers implement quality continuous improvement processes. The A-frame is implemented consistently. The ACFE Board purchases quality pre-accredited courses that have been developed in response to the needs of learners, employers and the community.

6 What does this kit contain? Section 1 Overview Background to the Pre-accredited Quality Framework Section 2 A-frame Background and documentation for the use of the key pre-accredited course planning tool: the A- frame Section 3 Planning Guide Overview of planning and delivery processes for managers and coordinators Section 4 Teaching Guide Ideas and strategies for teachers delivering A- frame courses Section 5 Moderation Guide A guide to the processes and documentation for moderation and verification Section 6 Stakeholder Guide Information for Learn Local stakeholders Section 7 Induction Guide A model for introducing the Pre-accredited Quality Framework Section 8 Case Studies Examples of pre-accredited courses Section 9 Glossary Key terms defined

7 Planning guide

8 Moderation

9 1.Program design 1.1 The program design is based on input/feedback from learners; Learn Local adult education organisation staff; and/or industry and community groups 1.2 The program offers recognition and pathways on completion and facilitates the investigation of future directions to employment and/or further studies 1.3 Reflective teaching and learning practices are in place to inform continuous improvement models. 2.Learner-centred approaches 2.1 The learning design addresses personal, community and employment needs 2.2The program builds on skills, behaviours and confidence to be used beyond the learning setting 2.3The teaching and learning activities focus on the development of employability skills 3.Quality teaching 3.1The teacher has the knowledge and skills to engage learners 3.2The teacher has the relevant content expertise 3.3 The teacher is engaged in on-going professional development to support quality pre-accredited delivery.

10 Planning guide Lets review the planning guide together

11 Complete your action plan

12 Teaching guide

13 Teaching Guide 3. Quality teaching indicators 3.1 The teacher has the knowledge and skills to engage learners 3.2 The teacher has the relevant content expertise 3.3 The teacher is engaged in on-going professional development to support quality pre-accredited delivery.

14 Lets review the teaching guide Opening Learning plan Adult learning principles Employability skills. Teaching guide

15 Complete your action plan

16 Moderation of pre-accredited delivery What is moderation? Why undertake moderation?

17 Moderation of Pre-accredited delivery 1.Teachers and/or program planners, presenting, analysing, discussing and documenting adjustments to the content and delivery of their pre accredited programs. 2.Unlike moderation of accredited courses, pre accredited moderation evaluates the program content and delivery not the design and use of assessment tools. 3.Moderation is a collaborative, peer appraisal process that promotes a shared understanding of what constitutes quality program design, delivery and outcomes for learners.

18 Benefits of moderation Simple Complements existing practice and resources (A-frame) Professional development for practitioners Links to validation process Continuous improvement tool Caters for different programs and learner groups Embeds peer support Face to face or online application Can be incorporated into induction and other planning activities

19 Lets revisit employability skills CommunicationTeamwork Problem solving Initiative and enterprise Planning and organising Self management LearningTechnology Review

20 Employability skills Employability skill May include… CommunicationReading; writing; speaking; listening and clarifying; numeracy; negotiating. TeamworkWorking with diverse team members; practising inclusivity; supporting others; working in groups. Problem solvingAnticipating problems; developing solutions; using mathematics to solve problems; evaluating results and making recommendations. Initiative and Adapting to change; translating enterpriseideas into actions; assessing risk; developing creative solutions and long term vision.

21 Employability skills (cont) Employability skill May include… Planning and Managing priorities; meeting organisingtimelines; monitoring progress; setting goals; employing strategies to monitor achievement; planning pathways. Self managementSetting personal goals; evaluating own progress; completing delegated tasks; prioritising; time management; taking personal responsibility. LearningManaging own learning; identifying own learning style and strengths; accessing mentor/networks; contributing to the learning environment. TechnologyApplying technology to access and manage information; inc computers, the internet, emails; selecting appropriate software; using office equipment.

22 Moderation: A Four Step Process STEP 1: PREPARE Learn Local Organisation Decide on what programs require moderation Arrange venue, date, time and confirm with relevant practitioners Practitioner (assisted by admin ) Collect Course Plan and Session Planner Collect feedback and evaluation Collect samples of learner work or other evidence of outcomes

23 STEP 2: RECORD Practitioner and peers Use the Moderation Guide and Moderation Tool to review the delivery and assessment of the course in line with employability skills and the Quality Indicators Complete the Moderation Summary including continuous improvement recommendations Practitioners and peers sign off on moderation activity using the Moderation Summary form

24 STEP 3: ACT Practitioner Share the results peers and management Learn Local Organisation Agree and document an action plan with the practitioner using page 2 of the Moderation Summary form Follow through with action plan documenting progress Provide evidence of moderation to ACFE when requested

25 Step 4: Verification/Audit Learn Local organisation completes Form D- Verification Self-Assessment Declaration and submits to ACFE regional office with moderation summaries for nominated courses. A sample of the courses moderated will be chosen for a quality audit each year. Copies of all documentation produced during the moderation process may be required to be submitted as part of the quality audit process.

26 When can moderation take place? InternalExternal When planning a new course Mapping the WHAT to teach and HOW to deliver to employability skills based on the learner cohort Peer input Implementing new learner pathways During mid course review Feedback from learners Feedback from teachers and other key staff Post course evaluation Feedback from learners Feedback from teachers and other key staff Feedback from other stakeholders

27 Lets review the 4 Moderation tools – A,B,C,D A:Moderation ChecklistModeration Checklist B:The Moderation ToolThe Moderation Tool C:Moderation SummaryModeration Summary D:Verification Self Assessment & DeclarationVerification Self Assessment & Declaration

28 Complete your action plan

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