05 Mar Vocational Graduate Diplomas and Vocational Graduate Certificates now retitled to omit the word “Vocational”
The word ‘vocational’ has now been omitted from any existing qualifications so that existing Vocational Graduate Certificates and Vocational Graduate Diplomas can be retitled to Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas respectively. This will mean that these qualifications remain available to new learners from 1 January 2015. However, retitling does not imply that the training packages have already transitioned to the new training package standards.
For Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) with VGC or VGD on scope, these courses will need to be renamed as simply Graduate Certificates or Graduate Diplomas. Once the relevant training packages have been transitioned to meet the new training package standards, RTOs will be required as per usual practice and teach-out period requirements, to teach the new training package. In the meantime, RTOs should remove the term ‘Vocational’ from any courses advertised and from any testamurs issued from 1 January 2015.
No changes to the qualification code or content will be made as a part of this title modification.
For who already hold a vocational graduate certificate or vocational graduate diploma, rest assured your qualification is still considered the same.are considered to hold.