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Qualification


13 definitions, 18 child terms

A formal expression of the vocational or professional abilities of a worker which is recognized at international, national or sectoral levels. An official record (certificate, diploma) of achievement which recognizes successful completion of education or training, or satisfactory performance in a test or examination.
Source: UNESCO 1984, Global
Certification awarded to an individual in recognition of having achieved particular knowledge, skills or competencies. It is also the formal expression of the vocational or professional abilities of a worker which is recognized at international, national or sectoral levels.
Source: ILO 2006, Global
The formal outcome (certificate, diploma or title) of an assessment and validation process which is obtained when a competent body determines that an individual has achieved learning outcomes to given standards and/or possesses the necessary competence to do a job in a specific area of work.
Source: CEDEFOP 2008, Europe
When a competent body determines that an individual has learned knowledge, skills and/or wider competences to specific standards.
Source: OECD 2009
The official confirmation, usually in the form of a document certifying the successful completion of an educational programme or of a stage of a programme. Qualifications can be obtained through: i) successful completion of a full programme; ii) successful completion of a stage of a programme (intermediate qualifications); or iii) validation of acquired knowledge, skills and competencies, independent of participation in such programmes. This may also be referred to as a ‘credential’.
Source: UNESCO UIS 2013, Global
The term qualification covers different aspects: (a) see above, the definition from CEDEFOP. (b) job requirements: the knowledge, aptitudes and skills required to perform the specific tasks attached to a particular work position (ILO).
Source: CEDEFOP 2008, Europe
Formal certification that is awarded by an accredited authority in recognition of the successful completion of an educational program. In the vocational education and training (VET) sector, qualifications are awarded when a person has satisfied all requirements of the units of competency or modules that comprise an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualification, as specified by a nationally endorsed training package or an accredited course that provides training for that qualification.
Source: NCVER 2013, Australia
1. Certification awarded to a person on successful completion of a course in recognition of having achieved particular knowledge, skills or competencies. 2. The requirements for an individual to enter or progress within an occupation.
Source: UNEVOC/NCVER 2009, Global
A group of competencies packaged from the supermarket of competency. It represents a clear meaningful set-up in the workplace and is aligned with the Phil. TVET Qualifications Framework Descriptor. Depending on the breadth, depth and scope of competency, a qualification may fall under national certificate level I, II, III, or IV.
Source: TESDA 2010, Philippines
A registered national qualification consisting of a planned combination of learning outcomes which has a defined purpose or purposes, intended to provide qualifying learners with applied competence and a basis for further learning and which has been assessed in terms of exit level outcomes, registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and certified and awarded by a recognised body.
Source: SAQA 2013, South Africa
Planned combination of learning outcomes with a defined purpose or purposes, including defined, applied and demonstrated competence and a basis for further learning.
Source: SADC 2011, Southern Africa
A package of standards or units judged to be worthy of formal recognition in a certificate.
Source: ILO (SED) 2007, Global
A proxy for the different types of learning required by an individual using learning outcomes.(Comment: Qualifications are limited in the extent to which they are able to describe different types of learning, but are nonetheless accepted as an acceptable proxy)
Source: UNESCO 2015, Global

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