Learning design framework

The following pages describe a framework that can be used to articulate and distinguish discrete learning designs which can be used to design learning resources across the range of qualifications in the VET sector. This is particularly the case in the context of Toolboxes, in which learning is set in authentic and meaningful contexts to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and skills to the workplace.

Learning levels

In Australia, different VET qualifications tend to seek different orders of learning outcome. The lower certificate qualifications tend to seek learning related to knowledge and comprehension of facts, procedures, processes and workplace content. Higher Certificate and Diploma qualifications tend to seek mid-order learning that combines knowledge of appropriate facts, processes and procedures with abilities to make judgments and consider decisions in their applications. The high-end Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications, however, seek learning that involves components of the higher-order learning outcomes of analysis synthesis and evaluation.