Overview of the Empirical Validation of the Strengthened Australian Qualifications Framework

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Gillis, Shelley, Wu, Margaret, Dulhunty, Mark, Calvitto, Leanne and Bateman, Andrea (2010) Overview of the Empirical Validation of the Strengthened Australian Qualifications Framework. Other. Australian Qualifications Framework, Adelaide.


The aim of this study was to undertake an empirical analysis of the revised design of the strengthened Australian Qualifications Framework. In particular, four elements of the revised framework were to be examined: the levels structure, with 10 levels expressed as learning outcomes (referred to as 'levels criteria'); revised descriptors for each of the existing 14 qualification types (and two kinds [the Master's and Doctoral Degree qualifications types had two kinds: other and research]) expressed as learning outcomes (referred to as 'qualification type descriptors'); the relationship between the qualification types and the levels structure; [and] an estimate of the notional duration of student learning for each qualification type. The major aims of the empirical validation were to: estimate the complexity of the criteria for each of the levels, and for each set, compare the estimates with the proposed 10-level structure; estimate the complexity of each qualification type descriptor for each of the 14 qualification types; identify any potentially redundant and non-discriminating levels criteria and/or qualification type descriptors; determine where each qualification type is typically positioned within the proposed 10-level structure; [and] investigate the adequacy of the suggested duration for each qualification type.

Item type Monograph (Other)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/8588
Official URL http://www.voced.edu.au/content/ngv46859
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Work-Based Education Research Centre (WERC)
Historical > FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Historical > SEO Classification > 9305 Education and Training Systems
Keywords ResPubID20746, vocational, education, learning outcomes, teaching, Australia
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