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1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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NARROW LEVEL 22 GRADUATE CERTIFICATE LEVEL

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE LEVEL provides graduate specialisation within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge, and develops or broadens vocational knowledge and skills or recognises some practical experience in a new or existing field of professional study.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is an understanding and critical examination of the principles, theories, models and methods in a chosen field, and the ability to apply them to particular tasks or problems.

Entry Requirements

The usual entry requirement is the completion of a Bachelor Degree, or an Advanced Diploma and demonstrated potential to undertake work at this level. In some circumstances relevant prior work can be recognised, particularly where relevant professional practice has been undertaken.

Inclusions

This category includes Postgraduate Certificates.

This narrow level comprises the following detailed levels:

221  Graduate Certificate
222  Professional Specialist Qualification at Graduate Certificate Level
223  Statement of Attainment at Graduate Certificate Level
224  Bridging and Enabling Course at Graduate Certificate Level



221 GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

Graduate Certificate provides graduate specialisation within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge, and develops or broadens vocational knowledge and skills in a new or existing field of professional study.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is an understanding and critical examination of the principles, theories, models and methods in a chosen field, and the ability to apply them to particular tasks or problems.

Entry Requirements

The usual entry requirement is the completion of a Bachelor Degree, or an Advanced Diploma and demonstrated potential to undertake work at this level. In some circumstances relevant prior work can be recognised, particularly where relevant professional practice has been undertaken.

Notional Duration

The duration is typically the equivalent of six months of full-time study.

Inclusions

This category includes Executive Certificates.


222 PROFESSIONAL SPECIALIST QUALIFICATION AT GRADUATE CERTIFICATE LEVEL

Professional Specialist Qualification at Graduate Certificate Level recognises detailed knowledge of a chosen field of study as recognised by other professionals in that field.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is an understanding and critical examination of the principles, theories, models and methods in a chosen field, and the ability to apply them to particular tasks or problems.

Entry Requirements

The usual entry requirement is a Bachelor Degree and a period of practical experience in the chosen field.

Notional Duration

The duration is variable as the requirements may stipulate a particular period of practical experience, but is broadly commensurate with six months of full-time study.


223 STATEMENT OF ATTAINMENT AT GRADUATE CERTIFICATE LEVEL

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

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is an understanding and critical examination of the principles, theories, models and methods in a chosen field, and the ability to apply them to particular tasks or problems.

Entry Requirements

The usual entry requirement is the completion of a Bachelor Degree, or an Advanced Diploma and demonstrated potential to undertake work at this level. In some circumstances relevant prior work can be recognised, particularly where relevant professional practice has been undertaken.

Notional Duration

Duration of education at this level may vary.


224 BRIDGING AND ENABLING COURSE AT GRADUATE CERTIFICATE LEVEL

Bridging and Enabling Course at Graduate Certificate Level provides specific background knowledge to allow further detailed study at a level higher than Graduate Certificate Level 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 understanding and critical examination of the principles, theories, models and methods in a chosen field, and the ability to apply them to particular tasks or problems.

Entry Requirements

The usual entry requirement is the completion of a Bachelor Degree, or an Advanced Diploma and demonstrated potential to undertake work at this level. In some circumstances relevant prior work can be recognised, particularly where relevant professional practice has been undertaken.

Notional Duration

Duration of education at this level may vary.

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