ERIC Number: ED265297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
The Articulation of TAFE Middle-Level and Higher Education Courses in Australia.
Universities and colleges of advanced education in Austrialia were surveyed to determine their policies and practices in admitting and granting status to holders of TAFE (Technical and Further Education) middle-level certificates who wish to transfer to relevant higher education courses. Of the 90 higher education institutions that were approached, 35 responded. It was found that the majority of higher education institutions in Australia, including a number of universities, was prepared to admit students to courses on the basis of a successfully completed relevant TAFE middle-level course and that during the years 1980-1983, more than 15,000 students had availed themselves of that opportunity. It was also found that many higher education institutions are prepared to grant status to holders of TAFE middle-level certificates, but that the number of students who are actually granted status is quite small. No conclusions could be drawn from the information obtained in this study on the success of students with TAFE middle-level certificate backgrounds who have been admitted either with or without status to courses in higher education compared with students admitted in the traditional way, but, from the limited information available, such students seem to be reasonably successful. Recommendations were directed principally at obtaining more information on the performance in higher education of holders of TAFE middle-level certificates so that the current policies of the institutions might be liberalized further, and at ensuring that information concerning opportunities available to holders of TAFE middle-level certificates is readily available. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Adult Education, Articulation (Education), College Admission, College Programs, Continuing Education, Educational Certificates, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Prior Learning, Qualifications, Technical Education, Transfer Policy
Thomas Nelson, P.O. Box 4725, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3001 (AU$17.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: TAFE National Centre for Research and Development, Payneham (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia