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Improving the national qualifications framework

08 November 2019

ACER research is helping to ensure that Australia’s qualifications framework is adaptable to the changing nature of education, training and work.

Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult,

Higher Education
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Unpacking ‘programmatic assessment’

10 October 2019

A programmatic model of assessment can provide a more complete understanding of trainees’ knowledge and skills, but key aspects of the approach are often misunderstood.

Assessment, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult,

Vocational & Adult
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Understanding Australia’s offshore VET student experience

02 May 2019

The first study of Australian VET programs delivered overseas shows students enrol in order to gain English language skills that make them more employable, access to foreign cultures and opportunities to work overseas. Justin Brown reports.

Survey, Vocational & Adult,

Vocational & Adult
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Medical Selection Program launches in UAE

05 March 2019

A new Medical Selection Program (MSP) developed to meet the needs of medical and health sciences colleges in the Middle East and North Africa has launched in Dubai. ACER Deputy CEO Ralph Saubern reports.

Assessment, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult,

Vocational & Adult
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Assessing adult numeracy

20 August 2018

An ACER numeracy expert is taking a lead role in the development of the next international survey of adult skills.

Literacy, Numeracy, Survey, Vocational & Adult,

Vocational & Adult
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Improving confidence in expert judgements in medical specialty examinations

22 May 2018

ACER is helping to set performance standards and improve examiner consistency in examinations for medical specialty colleges, report Daniel Urbach and Jacob Pearce.

Assessment, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult,