Learning Design Toolkit

Structuring your VET course

Understanding Training Packages

Why should we cluster units of competence?

Clustering is a process that can be used when developing learning and assessment materials. It involves generating processes and materials that meet the requirements for groups or clusters of units of competence rather than individual units for a range of reasons including:
• to meet the required competency profile of the learner/candidate
• the need to reflect the workplace in the learning and assessment experience
• maximising the opportunities for holistic evidence gathering in the assessment process
• the need to address unit of competence co-requisite requirements
• efficiency of effort for the trainer/assessor and learner/candidate.

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