Rajiv Gulshan, Director of Training & Delivery at Melbourne City Institute of Education has been successful in winning the Higher Education and Skills Group (HESG) Overseas Fellowship for 2015 sponsored by The Department of Education & Training and International Specialised Skills Institute in Carlton Victoria.
This fellowship aims to provide opportunities for staff in Victorian Government contracted Registered Training Organisations to assist in building capacity in the VET training sector in key Victorian industries, to support leading edge technologies in a contemporary setting, and to build cultural exchange in the area of education and pedagogy.
The intent of the fellowship awarded to Rajiv is to examine innovative approaches that demonstrate potential benefits for, and application in, Victoria. A key outcome of each Fellowship is forming links between training and industry productivity.
Rajiv’s award winning proposal will explore whether assessors working in training organisations delivering vocational qualification have sufficiently sound grounding in assessment theory and practice, and related tools and techniques. In particular, do training organisations in other countries that follow the competency based training system have clearly defined and documented standards for assessing a student?
And, is appropriate professional development afforded to assessors to ensure that students doing vocational qualifications are judged in an accurate and reliable way?
Rajiv will be sponsored by Higher Education and Skills Group (HESG) to visit Helsinki Vocational School Perho, which is a pioneer in delivering vocational skills in Finland and a Vocational Education Institution renowned for its high quality operations in Europe.
The operations of the School are based on the values of partnership, sense of community and responsibility. On his return, Rajiv will be sharing his findings and recommendations with National Council of Vocational Education and Research and will publish his findings for further research and implementation in VET sector in Australia. This is great news for all of us at MCIE.
Well done, Rajiv!