Robyn Gaspari wrote CRN's competency based
training programs which were accredited by the Vocational Education and Training
Accreditation Board (VETAB) in August, 1995. CR Skills course (Module One) is now offered
as a competency based training program at ASF4 Level, which utilises appropriate learning
outcomes and assessment criteria. If participants wish to do CR skills as these accredited
programs, it will involve pre-course work, face-to-face training, and assessment of
learning outcomes to meet the stated competencies.
This assessment includes practical demonstrations, short answer papers analysing role
plays and case studies, multiple choice questionnaire based on research of the text book
Everyone Can Win, and a Capstone project which draws together all the learning outcomes of
After the face-to-face section of the course, ten weeks is recommended for participants to
complete the material for assessment. Participants who attended Conflict Resolution
Network training programs since 1995 may apply for recognition of prior learning and will
be assessed with a view to be given some exemption from all or part of the face-to-face
stage of the program and appropriate post-course assessment work.
Current VETAB Accredited Courses
The Module One VETAB Accredited program, Conflict Resolution Competency-Based Training
Program (65 hours) , is designed to meet the needs of participants in the work force who
may not be able to complete the whole program at the same time. We have therefore,
included four exit points which permit students to partially complete and then re-enrol
when they are ready to proceed. This means there are four separate programs contained
within the Conflict Resolution Competency-Based Accredited Program.
1. Conflict Analysis
2. Skills for Handling Interpersonal Conflict
3. Problem-Solving and Negotiation
4. Processes and Strategies of Mediation
Participants wishing to undertake the competency based training can do this in the same
training program with participants who have chosen to complete the standard program. There
is an additional cost for competency based training.
VETAB courses may be completed by External Study
CRN Community-Based Projects has developed an external study course covering Module One
for VETAB Accreditation at ASF4 Level. We can now meet the needs of students unable to
attend workshops through time or distance constraints. The accredited
course can be undertaken in your own time as external study.
It is envisaged that additional training programs to be submitted to VETAB in 1998 for
accreditation will be available as self-paced learning programs for distance education
students. Proposed costs are included on the registration form enclosed.