Work Integrated Learning

Currently two formal models of learning exist, the in-work model and the provider model. The Food and Fibre sector seeks to establish Work Integrated Learning model(s) which provide greater flexibility for learners and enables simplified access to vocational education. 

The current vocational education is primarily delivered through programmes and courses which require large study time commitment for long periods of time.  This project will look to champion different delivery models to meet particular learner or employer needs. In collaboration with the Micro-credential Framework project, this project will pilot Food and Fibre-specific micro-credentials and learning materials that are smaller, more flexible, and better suited to self-paced learning.  

In addition, there is minimal learner analytics data supporting in-work learning.  This project will develop analytics to support real-time actionable intelligence to enhance learner and employer experience and success. 

The outcome will be a work integrated model which seeks to explore:  

  • How food & fibre, employers, and the education sector work together to support upskilling workers  
  • Teaching and learning approaches which align with sector workers’ and employers’ context and needs  
  • Learner analytics which will provide actionable intelligence to support learner success and improvement of work integrated teaching and learning 
  • Recognition of achievement through meaningful badging 

Including the development of: 

  • Models demonstrating Food & Fibre content for micro credentials and learning materials 
  • Learning models which give employers and learners more flexibility, and choice 

The next step is to identify a number of diverse pilot projects that will enable the project to evaluate a range of features and measure their benefits. Where delivery to students is required, an approved provider will partner with this project, for this purpose.  

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