Review of graduate and vocational graduate certificates and diplomas in the Australian Qualifications Framework

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Australian Qualifications Framework Council

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In its advice on a strengthened [Australian Qualifications Framework] AQF of November 2010 to the (then) Ministerial Council for Tertiary Education and Employment (MCTEE), the AQF Council informed MCTEE that there was an emerging view that greater differentiation of the graduate certificate and graduate diploma qualification types may be required and that a new qualification type may be needed to achieve this. There was also a general view across the vocational education and training and higher education sectors that the distinction between vocational and higher education graduate certificates and diplomas was no longer necessary because the revised descriptors allow for either vocational or academic outcomes. The AQF Council advised MCTEE that insufficient evidence had been provided to justify a change at that point in time and that further research needed to be undertaken. MCTEE was informed that the new 'AQF addition and removal of qualification type policy' would allow for change in the future should evidence justify it and the levels-based structure of the revised AQF provides the framework to consider how greater differentiation in these qualifications could be achieved. The purpose of this consultation paper is to consider the future direction for these qualification types. This paper provides a summary of issues raised by stakeholders, an overview of the evolution of these qualification types in the national system of qualifications, a brief description of recent enrolments and completions, and how such qualifications are handled in the qualifications frameworks of selected countries. Section six of the paper proposes options for consideration by stakeholders.

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In its advice on a strengthened [Australian Qualifications Framework] AQF of November 2010 to the (then) Ministerial Council for Tertiary Education and Employment (MCTEE), the AQF Council informed MCTEE that there was an emerging view that greater differentiation of the graduate certificate and graduate diploma qualification types may be required and that a new qualification type may be needed to achieve this. There was also a general view across the vocational education and training and higher education sectors that the distinction between vocational and higher education graduate ...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Higher education; Governance; Qualifications; Research

Keywords: Qualifications framework; Consultation

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: [Adelaide, South Australia]: Australian Qualifications Framework Council, 2011

Physical description: 14 p.

Access item:
http://www.aqf.edu.au/Portals/0/Documents/Review%20of%20Graduate%20Certificates%20and%20Diplomas.pdf

Also called:
AQF Council review of graduate and vocational graduate certificates and diplomas in the Australian Qualifications Framework

Related items: TD/TNC 111.676

Notes:
On cover: November 2011

Resource type: Paper

Call Number:
TD/TNC 111.675



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