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Vocational Education and Training policy

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Section 1 - Preamble

(1) This Policy was approved by Academic Board on 14 August 2012.

Governing legislation

(2) This Policy is governed by the following law and regulations:

  1. Deakin University Act 2009 (Vic)
  2. Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic)
  3. National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011
  4. Statute 2.2 - Academic Board
  5. Statute 5.1 - Admission, Selection and Enrolment
  6. Regulation 5.1(1) - Enrolment
  7. Statute 5.2 - Academic Awards
  8. Regulation 5.2(3) - Conferring of Academic Awards
  9. Regulation 5.2(7) - Vocational Education and Training Courses
  10. Statute 5.3 - Assessment and Academic Progress
  11. Regulation 5.3(2) - Assessment in Vocational Education and Training Courses
  12. Statute 9.1 - Intellectual Property
  13. Regulation 9.1 (1) - Intellectual Property
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Section 2 - Purpose

(3) This Policy governs the endorsement, delivery and assessment of the University's Vocational Education and Training award courses.

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Section 3 - Scope

(4) This Policy applies to Vocational Education and Training award courses offered by the University.

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Section 4 - Policy

(5) DeakinCo., a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), wholly owned by Deakin University, offers nationally accredited Vocational Education and Training (VET) Courses in compliance with the VET Quality Framework (AQF inclusive) and University statutes, regulations, policies and procedures.

(6) Development and revision of all VET courses, contained within Nationally Endorsed Training Packages, are conducted externally by government-appointed Industry Skills Councils.

(7) Authority to deliver VET courses is conferred to DeakinCo. as an RTO by the National VET Regulator (NVR).

(8) Chief Executive Officer, DeakinCo. is responsible for the University's registration as an RTO and ensures:

  1. compliance with the VET Quality Framework and all other applicable conditions of registration, including the continuous improvement of all its training and assessment services;
  2. cooperation with the National VET Regulator (NVR) in all audit and monitoring activities.

(9) DeakinCo.'s approved courses are detailed within its RTO Scope of Registration which is listed on the National VET Register.

(10) The addition and removal of VET courses from DeakinCo.'s RTO Scope of Registration is overseen by the Chief Operating Officer on business or strategic grounds and the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Integrity and Programs) on academic quality standards, as specified in the Vocational Education and Training procedure.

(11) The Academic Boardoversees the endorsement of DeakinCo.'s VET courses as University Awards as specified in the Vocational Education and Training procedure.

(12) The University will endeavour to provide students of DeakinCo.'s VET Courses with the possibility of articulation into the University's Higher Education Awards.

(13) DeakinCo. is responsible for

  1. selection and enrolment of VET students;
  2. VET course delivery and assessment;
  3. monitoring academic progress of students
  4. management of VET records and results;
  5. issuing of VET Certificates and Statements of Attainment;
  6. provision of student and client support services
  7. ensuring compliance with the VQF (AQF inclusive) and all relevant University statutes, regulations and policies and procedures.

(14) DeakinCo. provides an annual report to the Academic Board on VET matters, in compliance with Regulation 5.2(7) - Vocational Education and Training Courses

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Section 5 - Procedure

(15) Refer to the Vocational Education and Training procedure.

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Section 6 - Definitions

(16) For the purpose of this Policy:

  1. Course: as defined in Regulation 5.2(7) - Vocational Education and Training Courses
  2. National VET Register: the official database on Vocational Education and Training in Australia, containing information on Training Packages, Qualifications, Courses, Units of Competency and Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).
  3. National VET Regulator: as defined in the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011
  4. Nationally Endorsed Training Package: as defined in Regulation 5.3(2) - Assessment in Vocational Education and Training Courses
  5. Registered Training Organisation (RTO): as defined in in Regulation 5.3(2) - Assessment in Vocational Education and Training Courses
  6. VET Quality Framework: (VQF) as defined in Regulation 5.2(7) - Vocational Education and Training Courses