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ERIC Number: ED509572
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 45
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-9214-1389-6
Crediting Vocational Education and Training for Learner Mobility
Walls, Sandra; Pardy, John
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
Reforms in the tertiary education sector place student transitions between vocational education and training (VET) and university at the fore. Informed by existing structures between Deakin University and three Victorian technical and further education (TAFE) institutes, this project explores the notion of credit transfer in practice, as well as describing learning pathways available through enterprise-based training. Ideas for enabling learner mobility are identified, with both students and providers suggesting understanding and respect as key principles for success. A guide to credit transfer for students, career counselors and those assisting students in the credit transfer process has also been developed. Six appendices are included: (1) Glossary and definition of terms; (2) Methodology; (3) Enterprise Registered Training Organisation Association (ERTOA); (4) A TAFE pathway of nested qualifications leading to an Advanced Diploma in Accounting; (5) Example of participating university's advanced standing database; and (6) A joint TAFE and university course: Advanced Diploma of Tourism Management/Bachelor of Management. (Contains 4 tables.) [For the companion guide, "A Guide to Credit Transfer", see ED509573.]
National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd. P.O. Box 8288, Stational Arcade, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia. Tel: +61-8-230-8400; Fax: +61-8-212-3436; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Identifiers - Location: Australia