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Higher education (HE)

Education at ISCED level 5 or above.

National Research and Development Centre for adult literacy and numeracy (commissioned by the EU), European Adult Learning Glossary level 1, 2011

Higher education comprises all post-secondary education, training and research guidance at education institutions such as universities that are authorized as institutions of higher education by state authorities.

Tertiary education that is of a higher academic level than secondary education, usually requiring a minimum level of admission and successful completion of secondary education.

Ministry of Labour, VTC, Department of statistics, National Centre of Human Resources, Glossary of selected terminology: The labour market and vocational education and training - Occupational safety and health. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 2005 - Not available online

Education that normally takes place in public universities and registered private higher education institutions which offer qualifications that meet the requirements of the Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework (HEQSF - The sub-framework of the NQF for Higher Education used in South Africa).

SAQA (South Africa), TVET Standard Glossary of Terms, 2013

Post-secondary education offered by a university or other recognized higher education institution, or through Open Learning, leading to the award of a degree or higher level qualification.

(Definition also used by Queensland government)

M. Wahba (TVET consultant), Glossary of Terms for TVET, Assessment and Verification, 2013

Refers to post-secondary education offered usually by universities, colleges, academies, or professional/technical institutions with programs leading to academic degrees at the baccalaureate level and academic degrees, diplomas or certificates at the post-baccalaureate levels. (IRR of RA No. 10968).

TESDA, TVET glossary of terms (online), (accessed 12/2022)

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