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Department of Education and Training Catholic Education Career Advisors Entry requirements and selection criteria for TAFEWA qualifications Definitions Entry Requirements Determines applicant’s eligibility for entry into a TAFEWA qualification Selection Criteria

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Department of Education and Training

Catholic Education Career Advisors

Entry requirements and selection criteria for TAFEWA qualifications

Department of Education and Training


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Definitions

  • Entry Requirements

  • Determines applicant’s eligibility for entry into a TAFEWA qualification

  • Selection Criteria

  • Determines which eligible applicants will be offered a place in a TAFEWA qualification

Department of Education and Training


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The new approach

  • Centralised application process

  • Qualifications - entry requirements and selection criteria

  • Simplified application process

  • Guidance for applicants

  • Setting of entry requirements and selection criteria

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Selection process

School leaver does not meet entry requirements

School leaver lodges application with TAFEWA Admissions by closing date

TAFE Admissions checks entry requirements

School leaver meets entry requirement

Course / Career Advice

ER and SC Qualifications

ER Qualifications

TAFEWA Admissions applies selection criteria

Not selected

TAFEWA Admissions makes offer to school leaver and notifies College

Selected

School leaver enrols at College

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Applicant preferences

  • Applicants identify up to four preferences for places in TAFEWA qualifications.

  • Applicants are awarded a place in their highest ranked TAFEWA qualification for which they have:

    • met the entry requirements, and

    • where required, have gained a score against the selection criteria that is high enough to gain a place in the qualification.

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Benefits for secondary school students

  • Equitable, consistent, merit basis selection process

  • Streamlined application process, including online applications

  • Improved service delivery

  • Enhanced guidance for secondary school students wishing to enter TAFEWA

  • Promote participation in training, pathways and lifelong learning

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Centralised application process

  • All applications for full time places in TAFEWA processed by TAFEWA Admissions

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Qualifications with entry requirements only

  • TAFEWA qualifications

    • more places than applicants on a Statewide basis

  • Identified by Department of Education and Training using information from:

    • TAFEWA Admissions

    • DET Planning

    • Curriculum Services Support Network [CSSN]

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Qualifications with entry requirements and selection criteria

  • TAFEWA qualifications

  • more applicants than places on a Statewide basis

  • more applicants than places at any particular TAFEWA College campus

  • numbers of applicants for qualification:

    • are difficult to predict

    • vary from year to year

    • are predicted to rise

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Entry requirements criteria

  • Entry requirements expressed as competencies or competency based qualifications. May comprise:

    • Generic competency statements

    • Technical competencies

    • Competency based qualifications

  • A set of generic competency statements have been identified by DET covering writing, reading,numeracy and oral communication

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    DESCRIPTOR A criteria

    Writes about a familiar topic using simple sentence structure and joining ideas through conjunctive links where appropriate.

    Completes forms or writes notes using factual or personal information relating to familiar contexts.

    DESCRIPTOR D

    Communicates complex relationships between ideas by matching style of writing to purpose and audience.

    Generates written texts reflecting a range of genres and using appropriate structure and layout.

    Generic competency statements for writing

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    Lower level qualification criteria

    Certificate IV in Community Services Work

    Successful completion of Certificate III in Community Services Work

    or

    Equivalent

    Example 1: Entry requirements

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    Example 2 - Entry requirements criteria

    • Generic competencies

    • Certificate II in Hospitality (Operations)

    • Reading – B

    • Writing – B

    • Numeracy – B

    • Oral Communication – B

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    Relationship with Training Packages and accredited courses criteria

    • Follow entry requirements in accredited courses and Training Package qualifications, where provided

    • DET sets entry requirements when not specified in Training Package qualification

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    Meeting the entry requirements criteria

    • Evidence guide to equate entry requirements with different types of evidence

    • Suitable evidence for school leavers:

      • certification issued by Curriculum Council

      • student reports issued by secondary school

    • Evidence guide that equates school results, ie: existing and new Curriculum Council subjects, with entry requirements.

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    WRITING criteria

    SCHOOL BASED EVIDENCE

    OTHER EVIDENCE

    ENTRY REQUIREMENT

    Current

    Course of Study

    Formal

    RPL For Entry

    • Any Year 10 English

    • Progress Map Level 4

    • Course of study at level 4 or above

    B

    • 6960 – Certificate II in General Education for Adults

    • 6425 – Certificate III in Spoken and Written English

    • NRS assessment at level three

    • Contact Career Development Centre for guidance

    • Year 11 English

    • Progress Map Level 5

    • Course of study at level 5 or above

    C

    Evidence guide for entry requirements

    Evidence for school leavers

    New Curriculum Council courses

    Existing courses

    • 6961 – Certificate III in General Education for Adults

    • 6428 – Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English (Further Education)

    • 6427 – Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English (Jobseeking)

    • Contact Career Development Centre for guidance

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    Selection criteria criteria

    • Applied to some qualifications

    • Applicants must have met entry requirements

    • Purpose to determine which eligible applicants will be offered a place in a TAFEWA qualification

    • Single scoring model

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    Selection criteria scoring model criteria

    • Fifty point model

    • Details of scoring model to be published

    • Three areas in which points are scored:

      • Qualification pathways - up to 10 points

      • Workplace experience / employment - up to 20 points

      • Education / skill development - up to 20 points

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    Selection criteria model criteria

    QUALIFICATION PATHWAY

    [Maximum 10 points]

    WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE AND EMPLOYMENT

    [Maximum total combined score – 20 points]

    VET course based work experience

    [Maximum up to 7.5 points]

    School work experience and work based learning

    [Maximum up to 5 points]

    ]

    General work experience

    [Maximum up to 20 points]

    EDUCATION / SKILL DEVELOPMENT

    [Maximum total combined score – 20 points]

    Secondary education achievement

    [Maximum 20 points]

    Other education and skill development

    [Maximum 20 points]

    OR

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    Simplified application process criteria

    • Single application form

    • Qualifications with entry requirements only

      • 70% of applicants

      • not required to address selection criteria

      • only required to supply

        • personal details

        • details of TAFEWA qualification applied for

        • evidence of meeting entry requirements

    • Qualifications with entry requirements and selection criteria

      • single scoring model for selection criteria

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    Guidance for school leavers criteria

    • Guidance for school leavers who do not meet entry requirements or who do not gain a place in a qualification.

    • Options

      • learning pathway leading to qualification of choice

      • conditional offer

      • bridging program

      • other relevant qualification

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    Source of guidance criteria

    • TAFEWA Admissions contacts school leavers who apply and are unsuccessful, provides initial advice and deals with routine matters ie: applicant submitted incomplete form

    • TAFEWA Admissions refers unsuccessful applicants to appropriate course / career advisory unit

      • Career Development Centre

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    Setting of entry requirements and selection criteria criteria

    • Entry requirements and selection criteria set by Department of Education and Training

    • Department consults with:

      • Curriculum Services Support Network [CSSN]

      • TAFEWA Colleges

      • TAFEWA Admissions

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    Scope of arrangements criteria

    • All applications for full time places except:

    • qualifications that stem from local arrangements between TAFEWA College and local enterprises, industry organisations and /or the community

    • applicants for full time places in qualifications offered on a fee-for-service or commercial basis

    • applications from current TAFEWA students who are seeking full time places in qualifications with entry requirements only

    • accredited courses without clear vocational outcomes.

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    Implementation plan criteria

    • Information sessions for schools

    • Communications strategy

    • Trial arrangements 2005-07

    • No firm date for full implementation

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    Further information criteria

    • TAFEWA Full-Time Studies Guide

    • Department of Education and Training website - www.vetinfonet.det.wa.edu.au

    • Curriculum Support Services Network

    Department of Education and Training


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