ADAPTATION OF AUSTRALIAN QUALIFICATIONS IN BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION FOR DELIVERY WITHIN THE EUROPEAN QUALIFICATION FRAMEWORK

Richard Skiba

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This paper considers the prospect and feasibility of adapting Australian Nationally Recognised Qualifications in Building and Construction to National Vocational Qualifications within the European Qualifications Framework.  The prospect is considered from the perspective of similarity between the two systems, particularly at a Vocational Education and Training level, and considers the need and benefit based on selected demand and noted forecast skills shortages. Based on the reviews of the systems, Australian qualifications a well placed for adaptation and integration into training systems in countries utilising National Vocational Qualifications aligned with the European Qualifications Framework.

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Australian Qualification Framework, European Qualifications Framework, National Vocational Qualifications, Vocational Education and Training

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