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TVETipedia Glossary

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Mutual recognition (of qualifications)

The recognition by one or more countries or organisations of qualifications (certificates, diplomas or titles) awarded in (or by) one or more other countries or orther organisations.

CEDEFOP, Terminology of European education and training policy. A selection of 100 key terms, 2008

A feature of the Australian Quality Training Framework which allows a registered training organisation (RTO) registered in one State or Territory to operate in another without a further registration process. Qualifications and statements of attainment issued by any RTO are accepted and recognised by all other RTOs.

NCVER (Australia), VOCEDplus: Glossary of VET, (accessed 12/2022)

The recognition by one or more countries of qualifications (certificates or diplomas) awarded in one or more countries or across regions in one country.

UNESCO-UNEVOC/NCVER, TVET glossary: some key terms, 2009

Acknowledgement of the status of different but related qualifications.

SADC, Glossary, 2011

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