Review of the Australian Qualifications Framework Guidelines for Certificates I-IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma Qualifications


Staffing
S. Gillis, A. Bateman, P. Noonan and M. Taylor


Summary
This study has been commissioned by the Australian Qualifications Framework Advisory Board (AQFAB) to review the AQF Guidelines for Certificate I – IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma to ensure, firstly, their current and foreseeable relevance and applicability to the VET sector, including what improvements can be made to entry and progression pathways; and secondly, in respect of the dual sector Diploma and Advanced Diploma, their current and foreseeable future relevance as higher education qualifications. A Working Group formed by the AQFAB has been established to provide strategic guidance and monitoring of the processes and outcomes of the study. The project included three stages:

Stage One: Initial consultation to identify the main issues around the guidelines for each qualification in the VET sector and also consulting higher education representatives regarding the Diploma and Advanced Diploma as higher education qualifications.

Stage Two: Development and circulation of an Options Paper followed with consultation of participants in Stage One and additional focus groups in each state/territory.

Stage Three: Preparation of final report and draft AQF guidelines for submission to AQFAB Working Party.


Funding
Australian Qualifications Framework Advisory Board (AQFAB)


Publications
Bateman, A., Gillis, S., Noonan, P., & Taylor, M. (2005). AQFAB Review of the AQF guidelines for Certificates I-IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications: Phase Two: Consultation Issues Paper, Bateman & Giles, Melbourne.

Bateman, A., Noonan, P., Taylor, M. & Gillis, S., (2005) Review of AQF guidelines for Certificates I-IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications. Phase 1 report. Bateman & Giles Pty Ltd. Melbourne.

Bateman, A., Gillis, S., Noonan, P., & Taylor, M. (2005). Review of AQF guidelines for Certificates I-IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications. Final Report prepared for AQFAB Working Party, Bateman & Giles, Melbourne.