Reflections on the tertiary education sector in Australia


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Author: Karmel, Tom


The split between higher education and vocational education and training (VET) in Australia is not clean. This paper discusses a number of aspects of this tertiary education sector: the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), which describes the qualifications offered by the three education sectors: schools, higher education and VET; student characteristics of the two sectors; a characterisation of higher education and VET; and student movement between the two sectors. Many education providers operate in both the higher education and VET sectors, and many have links with providers in...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Pathways; Qualifications; Providers of education and training; Higher education; Teaching and learning; Tertiary education

Keywords: School; TAFE; Educational mobility

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2009

Physical description: 38 p.

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Date: 2008

Place: Melbourne, Victoria

Statement of responsibility: Tom Karmel

Resource type: Conference paper

Document number: TD/TNC 95.13

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