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1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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NARROW LEVEL 31 BACHELOR DEGREE LEVEL

BACHELOR DEGREE LEVEL provides a systematic and coherent broad body of knowledge, the underlying principles and concepts, and the associated communication and problem-solving skills.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is a broad theoretical understanding of the underlying principles and concepts relating to either a specific or general body of knowledge. This level develops the academic skills necessary to comprehend and evaluate new information, concepts and evidence from a range of sources.

Entry Requirements

The usual entry requirement is the completion of Year 12 or equivalent. Provision for entry may exist through other pathways including mature age, other special provisions, or recognition of prior learning.

This narrow level comprises the following detailed levels:

311  Bachelor (Honours) Degree
312  Bachelor (Pass) Degree
313  Statement of Attainment at Bachelor Degree Level
314  Bridging and Enabling Course at Bachelor Degree Level



311 BACHELOR (HONOURS) DEGREE

Bachelor (Honours) Degree provides extended study of a systematic and coherent body of knowledge in a specialised field, the underlying principles and concepts, and the associated communication, problem-solving and research skills.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is a broad theoretical understanding of the underlying principles and concepts relating to a specific body of knowledge and further development of research skills. This level develops the academic skills necessary to comprehend and evaluate new information, concepts and evidence from a range of sources.

Entry Requirements

Entry to an Honours Degree is on the basis of completion of a Bachelor Degree with outstanding results in a relevant discipline, or the demonstration of outstanding achievement in the early years of a Bachelor programme.

Notional Duration

The duration is typically four years or more from the commencement of a Bachelor Degree.

Inclusions

This level includes Bachelor Degrees with Honours.


312 BACHELOR (PASS) DEGREE

Bachelor (Pass) Degree provides an introduction to a systematic and coherent broad body of knowledge, the underlying principles and concepts, and the associated communication and problem-solving skills.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is a broad theoretical understanding of the underlying principles and concepts relating to a broad body of knowledge. This level develops the academic skills necessary to comprehend and evaluate new information, concepts and evidence from a range of sources.

Entry Requirements

The usual entry requirement is the completion of Year 12 or equivalent. Provision for entry may exist through other pathways including mature age, other special provisions, or recognition of prior learning.

Notional Duration

The duration is typically the equivalent of three to six years of full-time study.


313 STATEMENT OF ATTAINMENT AT BACHELOR DEGREE LEVEL

Statement of Attainment at Bachelor Degree Level provides recognition of completion of any coursework components towards a bachelor degree, and is usually in the form of an academic transcript.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is a broad theoretical understanding of the underlying principles and concepts relating to either a specific or broad body of knowledge. This level develops the academic skills necessary to comprehend and evaluate new information, concepts and evidence from a range of sources.

Entry Requirements

The usual entry requirement is the completion of Year 12 or equivalent. Provision for entry may exist through other pathways including mature age, other special provisions, or recognition of prior learning.

Notional Duration

Duration of education at this level may vary.


314 BRIDGING AND ENABLING COURSE AT BACHELOR DEGREE LEVEL

Bridging and Enabling Course at Bachelor Degree Level provides specific background knowledge to allow further detailed study at a level higher than Bachelor Degree 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 a broad theoretical understanding of the underlying principles and concepts relating to either a specific or broad body of knowledge. This level develops the academic skills necessary to comprehend and evaluate new information, concepts and evidence from a range of sources.

Entry Requirements

The usual entry requirement is the completion of Year 12 or equivalent. Provision for entry may exist through other pathways including mature age, other special provisions, or recognition of prior learning.

Notional Duration

Duration of education at this level may vary.

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