This unit provides a focus for the development and presentation of portfolios. Students will learn to communicate relevant skills, experiences and capabilities to education providers and future employers. Students will use a range of verbal, written and practical strategies to communicate their skills, knowledge and attributes, including visual appeal, varied and appropriate content. The unit aims to develop and apply student knowledge and skills relating to portfolios, including the features and characteristics of a high-quality physical and/or digital portfolio. The unit includes the formal presentation of a completed portfolio in a panel style interview and an evaluation of the end product. Incursions, excursions and applied learning relevant to ‘real life’ learning experiences are used to ensure that what is learnt in the classroom is connected to scenarios and experiences outside the classroom, making that connection as immediate and transparent as possible
Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each units learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.
The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the VU Polytechnic and/or via the VU Polytechnic e-learning system.
This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.