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Standards in TVET

Vocational education and training standards describe the work tasks to be carried out within the framework of a specific occupational activity as well as the related knowledge, skills and abilities.

One of the goals of vocational education is to prepare youth and adults for an increasingly competitive and technological workplace. Thus it is important to develop and implement systems of performance standards and core measures to evaluate the extent to which vocational programs meet workplace needs and to prepare vocational and technical students for successful entry into either the workplace.

What does a vocational education and training standard include?

  • Occupational profile/training or task profile, which describes which group of work activities must be undertaken in what manner (e.g. independently or according to instructions)
  • Assessment requirements, which lay down which tasks are to be undertaken at the end or in the course of training and what minimum level of knowledge and skill must be demonstrated
  • Entry requirement which stipulate which education certificate/competence must be held if one wishes to start corresponding education course (educational prerequisites)
  • A curriculum and syllabus which describes the learning goals, theoretical and practical knowledge to be taught as well aas the structure and length of individual sections and the overall training course.[1]
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