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Workforce skills development and engagement in training through skill sets

20 Nov 2012
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This case study of agrifood students, investigates the use of skill sets by students enrolled in Rural Production Studies skill sets developed by TAFE NSW and those enrolled in the Diploma of Agriculture.

Skill sets are a grouping of one or more competencies below the level of a full qualification that meet a client skills need, such as a licensing or compliance requirement or specific knowledge of an emerging area. A point of debate is the role that skills sets play compared to full qualifications, which are seen as the foundation of the vocational education and training (VET) system. To throw some light on this issue, John Mills and his colleagues undertook a case study of agrifood students, which investigated the use of skill sets by students enrolled in Rural Production Studies skill sets developed by TAFE NSW and those enrolled in the Diploma of Agriculture.
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