Parent terms: Module, Training
The breaking down of whole educational qualifications into useful sub-units (modules) each of which has measurable outcomes that are assessed (and in some cases certified) in their own right as well as contributing to a larger overall educational outcome (primarily a qualification).
Source: NCVER 2013, Australia
|Organisation: || National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), Australia|
|Source: || Glossary of VET (2013 - online version continuously updated, Accessed in Jan. 2016)|
|Description: ||The language of vocational education and training (VET) is complex and particularly prone to jargon and acronyms. The aim of this glossary is to provide a single up-to-date reference source for definitions of Australian VET-related terms, acronyms and organisations.|
The glossary is based on 'A glossary of Australian vocational education and training terms' which was published by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) in 2000. New content, sourced from recent NCVER publications, the VOCED database, websites of key Australian VET organisations, other VET glossaries and suggestions from NCVER staff, has been added. Website
A system where training content is divided into independent units or modules which can be combined to form a program suited to individual needs, technical developments, or occupational structure, etc., permitting continuous adaptation of the program.
Source: TESDA 2010, Philippines
|Organisation: || Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Philippines|
|Source: || TVET glossaries of terms (2010)|
|Description: ||The Glossary of Terms, 4th edition, provides definitions of TVET terms and terminologies commonly used in education, labor and employment and other TVET related areas in the Philippines. |
The complexity of the environment where TVET operates requires regular review and updating of TVET terminologies as systems, standards, processes, policies and programs continue to change. The provision of this glossary is intended to facilitate comprehension and better understanding as we move together in making TVET work for our people and country. p. iii
(Modularisation)A system in which qualifications consist of a number of modules, each of which can be certificated independently. Sometimes, this is known as ‘unitisation’ and ‘modularisation’ is used to refer to a system in which learning programmes consist of a number of components
Source: ILO (SED) 2007, Global
|Organisation: || International Labor Organization (Skills and Employability Department), UN|
|Source: || An Introductory Guide to National Qualifications Frameworks (2007)|
|Description: ||Glossary p63|
"There are surprisingly few documents which spell out, in a practical way, what an NQF can achieve realistically, what are the preconditions and potential pitfalls and how it can be developed. NQFs have been much discussed and with much enthusiasm, but it may be questioned whether their technical and institutional complexity are well understood.
This Guide attempts to respond to these concerns, and by doing so, to assist policy makers in making informed judgments as to whether and how they can pursue the development of an NQF in meeting the specific needs of their training systems."p. iii (Preface)