University Pathways: How to Move From the VET Sector to University

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The road to educational attainment and accreditation never did run smoothly, however the once singular path has, in recent times, fragmented itself into multiple lanes, all travelling along a one-way highway toward the attainment of formal recognition and national accreditation.

Facilitating pathways to and through various formal qualifications, and providing a link between Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university sectors, the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) has made it possible for people to access university degrees through vocational qualifications.

Composed of various levels of educational achievement and the standards of those qualifications, the AQF removes boundaries between educational sectors, and merges them into a singular framework composed of national, quality-assured qualifications, and multiple cross-sector pathways.

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Skills Recognition & RPL has made it easier than ever for skilled and experienced candidates to move up the AQF structure without needing to engage in additional classroom study, take valuable time away from work, and learn what they already know.

In fact, converting one’s existing skills, knowledge and experience into a Nationally Recognised Qualification via Skills Recognition & RPL can help individuals attain nationally recognised VET qualifications that are aligned with the depth of their work and/or life experience, whilst also enabling a direct cross-over into university study.

These cross-over options are comprised of 3 primary pathways.

University Pathway Options

Bachelor’s Degree Pathway
Attain a Diploma in your industry discipline and get an exemption of up to a 1 year from your Bachelor’s degree.

– Master’s Degree Pathway
Attain an Advanced or Graduate Diploma in your industry discipline and get an exemption of up to 1.5 years from your Master’s degree.

Doctorate Pathway
Attain a Graduate Diploma in your industry discipline and get an exemption of up to 2 years from your Doctorate degree.

Whether you’ve got a Certificate IV and are looking to attain a Diploma, or have a Graduate Diploma and wish to apply for maximum credit exemption on either your Master or Doctorate degree, you can move up and through the various levels of the AQF with considerable ease through Skills Recognition. The road to educational attainment may not always run smoothly, but at least there is a direct path to getting there.

Think you have what it takes to make the leap? Schedule a free Skills Review Consultation with a Skills Recognition & RPL Specialist today, and see whether you’re eligible for your desired university pathway option.

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