National Qualifications Framework Act, General and Further Education and Training Quality Assurance Act, Higher Education Act and Skills Development Act

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December, 2011

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1. THE GENERAL AND FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK IN CONTEXT

  • A single qualifications framework for a diverse system
  • The General and Further Education and Training Qualifications
  • Framework and the National Qualifications Framework
  • Standard setting in General and Further Education and Training
  • Qualifications, volumes of learning and achievement of credits
  • Accumulation of credits towards qualifications

2. THE GENERAL AND FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK

  • Characteristics
  • Scope and application
  • Number of levels and level descriptors
  • Qualification types
  • Qualification descriptors
  • Naming of qualifications
  • Qualifications and subject or learning area statements, and verification
  • Admission to General and Further Education and Training qualifications
  • Admission to qualifications in Higher Education and on the Occumaptional Qualifications Framework
  • Occupational Qualifications Framework
  • Progression within the framework

3. IMPLEMENTATION

  • Implementation date
  • Qualifications and curricula
  • Full compliance
  • General and Further Education Management Information System

APPENDIX 1
GENERAL AND FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING
QUALIFICATION DESCRIPTORS