ASQA recently announced that Vocational Graduate Certificates and Vocational Graduate Diplomas will have the word ‘Vocational’ removed from the qualification title.
No reason for this decision has been provided by the regulator. RTOs delivering any of the 39 affected qualifications should be advised that:
- This change is immediately applicable and the term Vocational should be removed from advertised courses and any issued testamurs from 1st January 2015.
- This change does not affect qualification codes or content.
For existing learners and holders of these qualifications:
- The AQF implementation arrangements state that ‘…holders of Vocational Graduate Certificates and Vocational Graduate Diplomas are considered to hold, respectively, a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma’.