The Support Documents, produced by the BestVET project, provide working theories, models, examples and templates that can be used by VET institutions (and other workplace or work-based learning providers) looking to implement one or more quality management and development systems from among those already identified as best practice within the higher education sector. The particular focus for BestVET was on mentoring for professional development and the use of learning contracts/learning outcomes and learning management systems (LMS). In addition to producing a Process Map and Guide [separately referenced in the Toolkit] that addresses each of these core themes, practical materials were developed to support those just beginning with the testing or implementation of one or more of these important learning management actions.
The Process Map and Guide, and related Support Documents, centre on piloting and implementation of the 'BestVET Total Development System' within a VET (or other learning-oriented) institution. The proposed models, tools and approaches have each been proven as worthwhile within the higher education sector and, more recently by BestVET, within the VET sector. The mentoring approach, and the use of learning contracts (and learning outcomes), are each equally relevant to companies and others providing workplace or work-based learning opportunities. The use of a learning management system is also wholly relevant to those responsible for learning management within any body or institution. BestVET Support Documents should be used in-tandem with the BestVET Process Map and Guide, which the former fully aligned the different chapters of the Guide (mentoring, learning contracts, LMS, implementation) and presented in the form of working theories, models, examples and templates.