Facilitate and reinforce study pathways between vocational and higher education for students
In July, 2011, Universities in South Australia executed a 5 Year Memorandum of Understanding regarding recognition of Vocational Education and Training students to “facilitate and reinforce study pathways between vocational and higher education for students” and provide opportunities for recognition of their RTO studies, and in many cases obtain guaranteed entry into university.
Other Universities around Australia have also recognised the Vocational Education and Training sector as providing a very sound foundation for University studies. Competence is comprised of knowledge skills and attitude, and competency based training that is nationally recognised, and gains credit status to approved qualifications, ensures competence is not simply “head knowledge” but, is practical, applicable and relevant to a range of situations, including the workplace and higher learning.
GEM will counsel incoming students with regard to qualifications being undertaken and the likelihood of guaranteed entry to specific higher learning programs. GEM will liaise directly with the Universities on behalf of any GEM graduate seeking guaranteed entry.