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1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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NARROW LEVEL 42 DIPLOMA LEVEL

DIPLOMA LEVEL provides a broad knowledge and skills base, incorporating theoretical concepts, with substantial depth in some areas.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is on the application of theoretical concepts and technical or creative skills to a range of situations and the evaluation of information. Education at this level may also develop basic management and administrative skills.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this level is by various pathways which may include the completion of Year 12 or equivalent, or completion of a recognised programme and/or recognition of prior learning.

This narrow level comprises the following detailed levels:

421  Diploma
422  Statement of Attainment at Diploma Level
423  Bridging and Enabling Course at Diploma Level



421 DIPLOMA

Diploma provides a broad knowledge and skills base, incorporating theoretical concepts, with substantial depth in some areas.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is on the application of theoretical concepts and technical or creative skills to a range of situations and the evaluation of information. Education at this level may also develop basic management and administrative skills.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this level is by various pathways which may include the completion of Year 12 or equivalent, or completion of a recognised programme and/or recognition of prior learning.

Notional Duration

The duration is typically the equivalent of two years of full-time study although this may vary according to the pathway taken.  Examples of possible pathways include work-based training, school or other educational institution-based training, an accumulation of short courses, or recognition of prior learning either wholly or in combination with a training programme.

Inclusions

This category also includes Associate Diplomas issued under the Register of Australian Tertiary Education.


422 STATEMENT OF ATTAINMENT AT DIPLOMA LEVEL

Statement of Attainment at Diploma Level is a record of recognised learning either as partial completion of a course, attainment of competencies within a Training Package or completion of a nationally accredited short course which may contribute towards a qualification at Diploma Level.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is on the application of theoretical concepts and technical or creative skills to a range of situations and the evaluation of information. Education at this level may also develop basic management and administrative skills.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this level is by various pathways which may include the completion of Year 12 or equivalent, or completion of a recognised programme and/or recognition of prior learning.

Notional Duration

Duration of education at this level may vary.


423 BRIDGING AND ENABLING COURSE AT DIPLOMA LEVEL

Bridging and Enabling Course at Diploma Level provides specific background knowledge to allow further detailed study at a level higher than Diploma 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 on the application of theoretical concepts and technical or creative skills to a range of situations and the evaluation of information.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this level is by various pathways which may include the completion of Year 12 or equivalent, or completion of a recognised programme and/or recognition of prior learning.

Notional Duration

Duration of education at this level may vary.

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