Quality vocational placements form an essential role in the development of this workforce and this initiative reinforces the value of vocational placement as an essential and increasingly recognised element of an organisation’s recruitment process
What does the research report tell us?
Read the research report produced by TAFE Queensland for insights into:
Scope of practice in relation to vocational placement; student preparation, student understanding of their agency and active learning for outcomes, student engagement with RTOs and workplaces
VET practitioners and practices around vocational placement to support student meta-cognition and strategies to enhance their learning and also relationships with workplace supervisors
Operational processes of workplaces hosting student vocational placement to develop insights into how workplaces provide experiences for students, including pathways to employment
Identification of challenges that inhibit effective practices and suggested strategies for improvement and change where required
Identification of resources currently available to support quality vocational placement the development and dissemination of new resources supported by this initiative.
Why are Vocational Placements so important?
Vocational education and training has an important role in the preparation of staff in the disability sector.
Vocational placement is a critical component in effectively aligning practices to opportunities that support workforce recruitment and can lead to the development of a highly skilled and responsive workforce to meet the needs and requirements of people with a disability.
Reports indicate a shortage of workers in the disability space yet difficulties placing students studying in qualifications with mandatory vocational placements.
Read the NDIS Vocational Placement Initiative Report for insights into consultation with the sector as well as incentives and strategies to support quality vocational placements.
For more information about this project contact TAFE Queensland Community Services Product lead Bev Charnley.