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Title: The delivery of university and VET fully integrated degree programs
Contributor(s): Whannell, Patricia  (author); Humphries, Judy  (author); Whannell, Robert  (author)orcid ; Usher, Kim  (author)
Publication Date: 2014
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Abstract: The University of New England (UNE) and TAFE New England (TNE) commenced delivery of an innovative integrated degrees program in community health in trimester 1, 2014. The degrees will allow students to engage in simultaneous, integrated Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university study leading to both VET and degree qualifications. The outcome of the study program allows students to integrate their study and WIL experience by supporting a sequential, embedded accomplishment of qualifications. The differences in processes and philosophies between VET and Higher Education institutions in relation to WIL have kept the delivery of this kind of study separated, but integration has now become more achievable due to the extension of AQF compliance to the higher education sector. Students in the dual-sector degrees have welcomed the skill-based practical work involved with VET education while learning the theoretical concepts of their university education with a single enrolment. The need for a more seamless engagement with VET and university study is becoming more urgent and there are a large number of possibilities to explore. This paper identifies some of the key issues and proposes some solutions.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) National Conference, Tweed Heads, Australia, 1st - 3rd October, 2014
Conference Details: Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) National Conference, Tweed Heads, Australia, 1st - 3rd October, 2014
Source of Publication: Work Integrated Learning: Building Capacity - Proceedings of the 2014 ACEN National Conference, p. 237-240
Publisher: Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN)
Place of Publication: Springvale South, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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