VETASSESS, Bendigo Kangan Institute
Dr Bernard Agana has been awarded a 12-month Study Melbourne Research Partnerships program grant for his project titled…
A case study to explore and inform cross-border qualification recognition opportunities by mapping Chinese vocational qualifications to Australian standards in select fields of study
Ms Jenna Wong Kai Pun was the former Research Lead.
International Partner: Chinese Testing, Inspection and Certification Education Association (CTICEA), China
VETASSESS is at the forefront of discussions about how to check and evaluate qualifications and experience, and is a trusted partner to governments, educators and industries. Bendigo Kangan Institute is one of the largest TAFE training providers in Australia. Chinese Testing, Inspection and Certification Education Association consists of 150 scientific research institutes, vocational colleges, trade associations and enterprises in the field of Testing, Inspection and Certification in China.
Aligning Chinese qualifications with Australian standards for global recognition
- Enhancing the international competitiveness of local VET institutes
- Supporting the Chinese “Double High” initiatives
- The recommendations will account for linguistic and cultural expectations attached to qualifications
Learn more about the other researchers who have also been awarded a Study Melbourne Research Partnerships program grant in 2021.
The Chinese Testing, Inspection and Certification Education Association (CTICEA) and VETASSESS Australia will collaborate to benchmark Chinese qualifications to Australian standards, supporting the Chinese “Double High” initiatives. This project is aimed at enhancing the international competitiveness of local VET institutes.
This collaborative research in qualification referencing will facilitate an understanding of the best approach to benchmarking of vocational qualifications delivered by CTICEA’s member colleges in Australian context. This will help learners of CTICEA colleges achieve the best outcomes for global recognition of their qualifications.
The fields that will form the basis of this research are chemical technology, and environmental monitoring & control technology. The recommendations will account for local linguistic and cultural expectations attached to qualifications, so that they can be understood in an international platform.
Resulting in an applicable model for qualification referencing based on the Australian recognition systems, this project will amplify Australia’s reputation at the forefront of international standards in vocational and higher education sectors. It will open new avenues to extend qualification benchmarking services to other countries.
This project is in line with the Victorian International Education Strategy and will reinforce Victoria’s reputation as the Education State. The findings will also open up a whole new vista of collaborative opportunities between different stakeholders, including Victorian education stakeholders and Chinese education sectors.