Acquisition of Vocational Skills 1 (part A) (8793.3)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Education
|Academic Program Area - Education
|Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Students participate in a program of theory and practice, learn to apply knowledge in the technology specialisation, and learn how to teach and develop the fundamental skills of Furnishings, Clothing Production (Textiles), and Hospitality, Outdoor Recreation or other specialisation as approved by the course convener in a workshop environment. This is completed with a Registered Training Organisation with the appropriate scope eg school or TAFE (CIT in Canberra).
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate skill development;
2. Apply knowledge of the rules and strategies for the selected discipline skills; and
3. Identify techniques and skills for teaching the acquired Vocational skills in their specialised teaching area such as Furnishings, Furniture Making, Clothing Production (Textiles), Commercial Cookery, Hospitality, Outdoor Recreation/Outdoor Education or other specialisation as approved by the course convener.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
Note: In order to be eligible for the 6 credit points associated with 8793 and its companion unit 8794 Acquisition of Vocational Skills 1 (Part B) in Semester 2, students must be enrolled in both units during the year and upload evidence of achieving the relevant industry qualification to the unit 8794 canvas site towards the end of the second semester.
2024 contextualisation: This unit is only for students enrolled to study the content at CIT or another non-school based RTO. Each technology discipline has specific vocational qualification requirements for teaching in secondary schools. Please ask the Unit Convener what these are before you commit to undertaking one at CIT or other training provider. Students with prior vocational qualifications that are still current (i.e. acquired or updated within the past three years, are advised to seek clarification from the Unit Convener).
If students are participating in the Outdoor Leadership Mentoring Program (OLMP) they should be enrolled in either of the units 10103 Technology Skills for Teaching 1 (A) or 10105 Technology Skills for Teaching 2 (A) rather than this unit. Students in this situation are required to seek course advice from their Program Director.
|Teaching start date
|05 February 2024
|Mrs Michaela Vergano
A list of core texts and readings will be provided by the relevant RTO.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation at the discretion of the unit convener.
All assessment tasks must be submitted on UCLearn (Canvas) via the appropriate dropbox. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct corresponding draft or assessment item, to the right submission section.Assignments must be submitted by the student in a format accessible to the assessor(s) - as stated on the relevant Canvas site. Please do not submit zip files or documents created in 'Pages': Microsoft Word or PDF documents are best. If the unit convener and/or tutor are unable to access a submission, a standard late penalty of 5% of the total marks possible for the tasks may be applied until the student makes their submission accessible.
For specific requirements relating to the industry qualification, please refer to the RTO for clarification.
Evidence of the attained Vocational Qualification must be submitted via the appropriate Canvas drop box in unit 8974. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct aassessment item to the right submission section. Ensure that the documentation is scanned in colour, double-sided and includes as many pages as required to show all the detail. The Vocational Qualificatiions must include a list of Competencies achieved and the level of award.
Special assessment requirements
Due to the competency base and Industry requirements of assessment, students must be deemed competent in all assessment items to pass the qualification and the unit. Workbooks and course activities are required to be submitted to the RTO as evidence for the assessment of the units of competency.
In order to be eligible for the 6 credit points associated with 8793 and its companion unit 8794 Acquisition of Vocational Skills 1 (Part B) in Semester 2, students must be enrolled in both units during the year and show evidence of achieving the relevant industry qualification towards the end of the second semester.
Students are advised to notify teaching staff at the RTO if they require specialised rooms or equipment during the planning phase of any assessment items.
Refer to the RTO for specific requirements.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Provision of valid documentation
Please note that the University takes student conduct very seriously. All documentation provided to University staff must be valid and the provision of fraudulent documentation carries with it potentially serious consequences, including suspension and/or exclusion from the University. Note that all allegations of student misconduct will be referred to the Associate Dean for Education (ADE) as a prescribed authority for investigation.
The workload breakdown for each industry qualification will vary. Refer to respective RTO requirements for more information.
Inclusion and engagement
Refer to the relevant RTO for specific assistance in this area.
Refer to relevant RTO guidelines for more details, including provisions in the event of alternate arrangements being required. Activity in the face-to-face classes is required in order to demonstrate the achievement of the learning outcomes.
Attendance at all scheduled sessions in this unit is compulsory and absences could result in a fail. All absences need to be supported by appropriate documentation (e.g. medical certificate).
Successful engagement with all learning activities in this accredited Initial Teacher Education course is necessary to demonstrate that you have met the Graduate career stage of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL, 2011).
It is recognised that sometimes absence is unavoidable. If you are absent for more than two sessions, however, your engagement with the unit could be considered unsatisfactory.
Required IT skills
Refer to the RTO for specific information.
Training fees are payable directly to the RTO, generally at the time of enrollment. Consequently, this UC unit does not attract HECS.
Students may need to pay an additional fee to the RTO to cover consumables, and be required to purchase Personal Protective Equipment and/or tools required for work in the Industry area.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Your learning in this unit will be integrally linked to experiences in professional contexts. This includes aspects of Structured Workplace Learning.
Foundation of Unit
The foundation of this unit is based in the required Industry knowledge, skills and practice for teaching in a range of technology areas in a secondary school setting. The teaching staff at RTOs are required to be appropriately qualified in their respective industry areas.
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