Teachers & Careers Advisers
Expectations of industry training in schools
The following should be considered when determining student competency:
- The outcome the industry expects is that students who are competent in practical unit standards will have the ability to utilise these skills in a commercial situation, with no requirement for further training other than familiarisation with aspects of each individual operation.
- For knowledge-based unit standards, i.e. “Demonstrate knowledge of…”, the expectation is that students will have learned this knowledge in an industry context and be able to apply it within a workplace. It is therefore expected that although the topic might be seen as “theory”, aspects of practical application need to be contextualised to the learning. This could involve a range of learning situations such as practical experience and/or field trips to ensure students understand the application that theory has to the industry.
We have provided some guidance below on Primary ITO’s expectations to help ensure that the learning and assessment carried out by Schools meets with industry expectations and standards.