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1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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NARROW LEVEL 11 DOCTORAL DEGREE LEVEL

DOCTORAL DEGREE LEVEL provides a significant contribution to the knowledge and understanding within a particular field, and to the application of knowledge within that field.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is an in-depth theoretical study of the nature and underlying principles of a specific area of interest that clearly falls under the broader area of interest previously studied. This level involves an original research project resulting in a significant contribution to the knowledge and understanding in the chosen field.

Entry Requirements

The usual entry requirement is a Master Degree or a Bachelor (Honours) Degree or equivalent, and demonstrated potential to undertake doctoral work through academic and/or professional performance.

This narrow level comprises the following detailed levels:

111  Higher Doctorate
112  Doctorate by Research
113  Doctorate by Coursework
114  Professional Specialist Qualification at Doctoral Degree Level
115  Statement of Attainment at Doctoral Degree Level
116  Bridging and Enabling Course at Doctoral Degree Level



111 HIGHER DOCTORATE

Higher Doctorate provides a significant contribution to knowledge in a chosen field which demonstrates an authoritative standing as recognised by other scholars in that field. Higher Doctorates are usually a body of original work, and are awarded on the basis of submission of works published since graduation for assessment by independent experts in that field.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is a significant contribution to knowledge in the chosen field of study which demonstrates an authoritative standing in that field.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement is a Doctoral Degree and several years experience in the chosen field.

Notional Duration

Candidates do not enrol in a course but submit a dissertation for assessment.


112 DOCTORATE BY RESEARCH

Doctorate by Research provides a significant contribution to knowledge and understanding within a particular field, and to the application of knowledge within that field. The majority of the programme, usually about two-thirds, is undertaken as an original research project.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is an in-depth theoretical study of the nature and underlying principles of a specific area of interest that clearly falls under the broader area of interest previously studied.  This level involves an original research project resulting in a significant contribution to the knowledge and understanding in the chosen field.

Entry Requirements

The usual entry requirement is a Master Degree or a Bachelor (Honours) Degree or equivalent, and demonstrated potential to undertake doctoral work through academic and/or professional performance.

Notional Duration

The duration can typically be up to four years of full-time study or equivalent.

113 DOCTORATE BY COURSEWORK

Doctorate by Coursework provides a significant contribution to knowledge and understanding within a particular field, and to the application of knowledge within that field. The majority of the programme, usually about two-thirds, is undertaken as coursework.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is an in-depth theoretical study of the nature and underlying principles of a specific area of interest that clearly falls under the broader area of interest previously studied.  This level involves an original research project resulting in a significant contribution to the knowledge and understanding in the chosen field.

Entry Requirements

The usual entry requirement is a Master Degree or a Bachelor (Honours) Degree or equivalent, and demonstrated potential to undertake doctoral work through academic and/or professional performance.

Notional Duration

The duration can typically be up to four years of full-time study or equivalent.


114 PROFESSIONAL SPECIALIST QUALIFICATION AT DOCTORAL DEGREE LEVEL

Professional Specialist Qualification at Doctoral Degree Level recognises a significant contribution to knowledge in a particular field which demonstrates an authoritative standing as recognised by other professionals in that field.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is a significant contribution to knowledge in the chosen field which demonstrates an authoritative standing in that field.

Entry Requirements

The usual entry requirement is a four or five year Bachelor Degree and several years practice in the chosen field.

Notional Duration

The duration is typically the equivalent of several years practice in the chosen field since graduation.


115 STATEMENT OF ATTAINMENT AT DOCTORAL DEGREE LEVEL

Statement of Attainment at Doctoral Degree Level provides recognition of completion of any coursework components which may contribute towards a qualification at Doctoral Degree Level, and is usually in the form of an academic transcript.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is an in-depth theoretical study of the nature and underlying principles of a specific area of interest that clearly falls under the broader area of interest previously studied.  This level involves an original research project resulting in a significant contribution to the knowledge and understanding in the chosen field.

Entry Requirements

The usual entry requirement is a Master Degree or a Bachelor (Honours) Degree or equivalent, and demonstrated potential to undertake doctoral work through academic and/or professional performance.

Notional Duration

Duration of education at this level may vary.


116 BRIDGING AND ENABLING COURSE AT DOCTORAL DEGREE LEVEL

Bridging and Enabling Course at Doctoral Degree Level provides specific background knowledge to allow further detailed study for students who do not have the pre-requisite subject matter knowledge or who have not studied for some time.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is an in-depth theoretical study of the nature and underlying principles of a specific area of interest that clearly falls under the broader area of interest previously studied.  This level involves an original research project resulting in a significant contribution to the knowledge and understanding in the chosen field.

Entry Requirements

The usual entry requirement is a Master Degree or a Bachelor (Honours) Degree or equivalent, and demonstrated potential to undertake doctoral work through academic and/or professional performance.

Notional Duration

Duration of education at this level may vary.

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