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This course introduces students to the application of basic communication skills in English and Samoan. It provides students with opportunities to gain self-confidence, which in turn should enhance their chances of success in their studies and their careers.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 4
Assessment: 60% coursework, 40% examination
Each student is required to create a portfolio of evidence of their competence in trade- specific criteria as detailed in international, national, provider and/or industry competency standards. After assessment of their portfolio, each student is required to develop an action plan detailing how they intend to acquire missing competencies and/or update and/or upgrade the competencies they have.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: Variable
Assessment: 100% competency based
This course provides an introduction to adult learning and tertiary teaching including the principles of adult learning, learning styles, components of course design, lesson planning, assessment, communication skills and managing teaching and learning resources. Participants will learn how to plan, deliver and assess a basic range of learning experiences for adult students.
Offered: Semester 1
Contact hours per week: 4
Assessment: 60% coursework, 40% examination
In this course students will develop an understanding of the history and philosophy of technical and vocational training, and will examine its features and relationship to industrial and societal requirements. The course will also cover stakeholder demands, apprenticeship schemes, national accreditation and curriculum development.
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 3
Assessment: 100% coursework
This course is designed to provide students with 50 hours work experience, to apply skills in a live work environment
Offered: Semester 2
Contact hours per week: 5 hours
Assessment: Competency Based

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