Credit transfer from VET to higher education: a pathways policy meets a roadblock

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

Permanent URL for this page:

Author: Smith, Erica; Brennan Kemmis, Roslin


Higher education is increasingly available to a wider range of people, not just recent school-leavers with established academic ability. One way of encouraging this trend is to provide credit transfer into higher education (HE) qualifications for people's prior vocational education and training (VET) studies. However, it is generally recognised that while a range of pathways have been created, the numbers of students involved in such pathways are relatively limited. This paper explores some of the reasons this might be so, using, as a case study, an analysis of a national Australian...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Pathways; Policy; Finance; Vocational education and training; Research

Keywords: Articulation; Credit transfer; Recognition of prior learning; Government policy; Financial aid; Case study; Policy analysis

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2014

Access item:

Request Item from NCVER
Publisher or alternative source

Also called: Credit transfer from vocational education and training to higher education

Journal volume: 19

Journal number: 2

Journal date: June 2014

Pages: pp. 230-244

ISSN: 1359-6748, 1747-5112 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Erica Smith and Ros Brennan Kemmis

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 116.949

Show Extra Info
QR Code for