The Pre-accredited Quality Framework (PQF) has been developed by the Adult, Community and Further Education Board to improve outcomes for learners who would like to:
- strengthen the skills needed to secure employment
- access further study
- build their capacity to engage and remain a part of a complex and fast-changing society
The PQF incorporates a variety of resources. It is published as a kit containing a series of hardback volumes, and a series of electronic files, available below.
The Board is completing a review of the PQF. It was introduced in 2008, to strengthen Victoria’s pre-accredited program design and delivery as part of the broader VET system.
The PQF has 9 quality indicators that reflect agreed views of best practice in adult learning. The indicators are used as standards to assess aspects of the design, delivery and outcomes of pre-accredited programs. There are 3 quality indicators each for course design, learner centred approaches and quality teaching. The other main components of the PQF are:
- the A-frame
- moderation, verification and auditing process
The review is an opportunity for the Board to upgrade the PQF into a contemporary framework to underpin a strengthened pre-accredited model. The model will be implemented across the Learn Local sector from 2022-2025.
How to get involved
There are 2 opportunities for Learn Local providers to be involved in the PQF Review. This will ensure the review is inclusive of sector experience, knowledge and perspective. These opportunities are:
Pre-accredited Quality Framework kit
Background to the development of the Pre-accredited Quality Framework and explanation of aims and components:
Documentation to use the key pre-accredited training course planning tools:
Course plan templates
Learner plan templates
Overview of planning and delivery processes for managers, program planners and coordinators:
Ideas and strategies for teachers delivering A-frame courses:
A guide to the processes and documentation for moderation and verification:
A model for introducing the Pre-accredited Quality Framework:
Examples of pre-accredited training courses:
Key terms defined:
Reviewed 04 May 2021