Contents 1 AQF levels 2 Schools sector 2.1 Senior Secondary Certificate of education 3 Vocational Education and Training and Higher Education sectors 3.1 Certificates I-IV 3.2 Diploma, Advanced diploma, Associate degree 3.3 Bachelor degree and honours 3.4 Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma 3.5 Masters degree 3.6 Doctoral degree 4 Qualification issuing agencies 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

AQF levels[edit] The Framework is structured around levels of descriptive criteria, with formal qualifications aligned to the appropriate levels.[2] Framework AQF Level Description summaries Qualifications Time Level 10 Graduates at this level will have systematic and critical understanding of a complex field of learning and specialised research skills for the advancement of learning and/or for professional practice. Doctoral degree 3 to 4 years Level 9 Graduates at this level will have specialised knowledge and skills for research, and/or professional practice and/or further learning. Masters degree (extended) Masters degree (coursework) Masters degree (research) 3 to 4 years 1 to 2 years 1 to 2 years Level 8 Graduates at this level will have advanced knowledge and skills for professional/highly skilled work and/or further learning. Graduate diploma Graduate certificate Bachelor honours degree 1 to 2 years 6 months to 1 year 1 year Level 7 Graduates at this level will have broad and coherent knowledge and skills for professional work and/or further learning. Bachelor degree 3 to 4 years Level 6 Graduates at this level will have broad knowledge and skills for paraprofessional/highly skilled work and/or further learning. Associate degree Advanced diploma 2 years 1.5 to 2 years Level 5 Graduates at this level will have specialised knowledge and skills for skilled/paraprofessional work and/or further learning. Diploma 1 to 2 years Level 4 Graduates at this level will have theoretical and practical knowledge and skills for specialised and/or skilled work and/or further learning. Certificate IV 0.5 to 2 years Level 3 Graduates at this level will have theoretical and practical knowledge and skills for work and/or further learning. Certificate III 1 to 2 years Level 2 Graduates at this level will have knowledge and skills for work in a defined context and/or further learning. Certificate II 0.5 to 1 year Level 1 Graduates at this level will have knowledge and skills for initial work, community involvement and/or further learning. Certificate I 0.5 to 1 year

Schools sector[edit] Senior Secondary Certificate of education[edit] See also: Australian Certificate of Education, Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, and Australian Tertiary Admission Rank The Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (SSCE) is the graduation certificate awarded to most students in Australian high schools, and is equivalent to the Advance Placement of North America and the A-Levels of the United Kingdom. Students completing the SSCE are usually aged 16 to 18 and study full-time for two years (years 11 and 12 of schooling). In some states adults may gain the certificate through a Technical and Further Education college or other provider. The curriculum, assessment and name of the SSCE is different in each state and territory. The government of each determines these themselves, although the curriculum must address mutually agreed national competencies. State and territory SSCEs State SSCE title Abbreviation New South Wales Higher School Certificate HSC Victoria Victorian Certificate of Education Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning VCE VCAL Queensland Queensland Certificate of Education QCE South Australia South Australian Certificate of Education SACE Western Australia Western Australian Certificate of Education WACE Tasmania Tasmanian Certificate of Education TCE Australian Capital Territory Australian Capital Territory Year 12 Certificate ACTE Northern Territory Northern Territory Certificate of Education NTCE Universities Australia generates a nationally standardised final score for each SSCE student called the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank. Universities and other Higher Education providers typically use this mark as the main criterion in selecting domestic students. Prior to 2010, this was called the Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank (ENTER) in Victoria, and the University Admissions Index (UAI) in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, and the Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER) elsewhere. Competing qualifications outside the Australian Qualifications Framework are the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Accelerated Christian Education(ACE) Year 12 Academic Certificate. The IB is well accepted by universities. ACE has lesser support, and students may also have to additionally pass a Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

Vocational Education and Training and Higher Education sectors[edit] There has been growing overlap between the Vocational Education and Training (VET), organised under the National Training System, and Higher Education sectors in Australia. Courses are primarily taken by those aged over 18, however in some vocational and general academic courses a minority of students enter at the minimum school-leaving age of 16, although from May 2009 Federal Government policy calls for young people to be in education, gainful employment, or training until age 17 (Year 12 qualification) with tightening of income support payments to age 20 if not undertaking further training.[3] This tends to happen particularly at Technical and Further Education colleges (TAFE), and is less likely to happen at a university or a private institution. The two sectors form a continuum, with VET at the lower end and Higher Education at the higher. VET courses are typically short, practical in nature and delivered by a TAFE college or Registered Training Organisation at a certificate to diploma level. Higher Education courses take three years or longer to complete, are academic in nature and are delivered by universities at degree level. There is significant overlap, however; a TAFE college may offer degrees and universities may offer certificates and diplomas. A number of private institutions and community education centres cover the full range of qualifications. There has been a strong push towards mutual recognition of qualifications, with VET or Higher Education courses recognised towards other courses (and for those under 21 towards an SSCE). A process of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) has been implemented to allow competencies gained through work and other experience to be assessed and recognised. For instance, a Diploma of Agriculture might be recognised as the equivalent of the first year of the Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree; a unit of Letter Writing in a Certificate IV of Writing might be recognised as a unit towards a Bachelor of Business degree; experience in aged care might be recognised towards a Certificate in Community Services. All students doing nationally recognised training need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).[4] Certificates I-IV[edit] Certificates I-IV are the basic qualifications and prepare candidates for both employment and further education and training. There is no firm duration for these qualifications. Certificates I-II provide basic vocational skills and knowledge, while Certificates III-IV replace the previous system of trade certificates and provide training in more advanced skills and knowledge. These courses are usually delivered by TAFE colleges, community education centres and registered private training providers. Diploma, Advanced diploma, Associate degree[edit] Courses at Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Associate degree level take between one and three years to complete, and are generally considered to be equivalent to one to two years of study at degree level. Diploma and Advanced Diploma are titles given more practical courses, while Associate degree is given to more academic courses. These courses are usually delivered by universities, TAFE colleges, community education centres and private RTO's (Registered Training Organisations). Bachelor degree and honours[edit] The Bachelor degree is the standard university qualification and is recognised worldwide. Most courses take three to four years to complete. Honours may be awarded atop a bachelor's degree after an additional year of study for three-year degrees or, in the case of four-year degrees, for performance at credit or distinction average level. An Honours degree is denoted by "Hons" in parentheses following the degree abbreviation, for example BA (Hons). Honours degrees requiring an additional year of study generally involve a research project and require the completion of a thesis during the optional fourth year of study. Traditionally these courses have almost exclusively been delivered by universities, however there is now a growing number of TAFE institutions and private colleges who have higher education status to deliver degree programs. Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma[edit] These qualifications are deemed to be at a higher AQF level than a bachelor and generally mean you have graduated from a bachelor prior to undertaking studies. Therefore, you usually require a completed bachelor's degree or higher to gain entry or have significant skills and abilities in the field of study meaning that technically you have completed the requirements to exceed a bachelor through your work experience. Certificates take months to complete, while Diplomas take 12 months. These courses are usually delivered by universities and private providers. Masters degree[edit] A Master's degree usually requires two years of full-time study to complete. A completed bachelor's degree, sometimes with honours, is a prerequisite for admission. The pattern of study generally takes one of the following three forms: Coursework – comprising postgraduate level rigorous academic coursework and project work. In some fields also consists of a research component and requires the completion of a thesis. In such fields, completion of only the coursework component without submitting a thesis usually results in a graduate diploma being awarded instead. Research – comprising substantial research and completion of a major, externally assessed thesis. Extended – for preparation for professional practice in fields such as law, medicine, physiotherapy, speech pathology, social work or other professional fields. Master's degree (extended) are permitted to deviate from the 'Master of ...' naming convention. Those in legal practice may use the name Juris Doctor, but do not allow a graduate use of the honorific title 'doctor'. Master's degree (extended) in medical practice, physiotherapy, dentistry, optometry and veterinary practice are allowed to be named 'Doctor of ...' or 'Master of ...' such as Doctor/Master of Dentistry, Doctor/Master of Optometry and Doctor/Master of Medicine, and graduates are permitted to use 'doctor' (Dr.) as a courtesy title where it is existing practice for that profession(may not be used for Bachelor graduates). Universities are not permitted to refer to these degrees as doctorates and must note on documentation such as transcripts that the qualification is a master's degree (extended). Master's level courses are delivered by universities and a limited number of registered private providers. Doctoral degree[edit] The highest qualification, a Doctoral degree is awarded by a university. This generally requires the completion of a major thesis, which has to be assessed externally by experts in the field of study. Additionally, there are professional doctorates, which require less research and are partially assessed by coursework or projects. Entry into an Australian Doctorate program requires an Honours degree or "Honours equivalent". A Master's degree is usually considered equivalent.[5][6] Holders of Doctoral degrees are permitted to use the title 'Doctor'.

Qualification issuing agencies[edit] Whilst the AQF specifies the standards for qualifications, it is the education and training organisations that issue a qualification. Education and training organisations are authorised to issue qualifications by one of the following authorities.[7] State and territory government authorised statutory bodies responsible for issuing the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education in their own state or territory. Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) authorised by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and the government accrediting authorities in Victoria and Western Australia to issue AQF qualifications in vocational education and training. Non-self-accrediting higher education providers authorised by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) to issue AQF qualifications in higher education. Self-accrediting universities and higher education providers authorised by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) to issue AQF qualifications in higher education. The other users of the Specifications are industry and professional bodies, licensing and regulatory bodies, students, graduates and employers.

See also[edit] Tertiary education in Australia Technical and Further Education Certificate IV in TESOL

References[edit] ^ Australian Qualifications Framework. Second Edition 2013. Archived 22 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Australian Qualifications Framework Council (January 2013). "Australian Qualification Framework" (PDF). Australian Qualification Framework.  ^ Franklin, Matthew (1 May 2009). "Kevin Rudd to get jobless teens training". The Australian. News Limited. Retrieved 9 May 2009.  ^ Cook, Chris (12 October 2015). "About".  ^ Admission to doctoral and MPhil candidature, Monash Research Graduate School, Monash University ^ Our research degrees – UQ Graduate School – The University of Queensland, Australia Archived 22 February 2008 at the Wayback Machine., University of Queensland ^ Australian Qualifications Framework. Second Edition 2013. P22 Archived 22 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine.

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