Comparison of Characteristic and Implementation of Engineers Associate Qualifications(Associate degree and Advanced diploma) in Australia

호주의 공학기사 양성과정(전문학사, 고급 디플로마)의 성격과 운영 비교

  • Shin, Dong Eun (Department of Liberal arts, Daejeon Health Institute of Technology)
  • 신동은 (대전보건대학교 교양과)
  • Received : 2017.01.19
  • Accepted : 2017.03.06
  • Published : 2017.03.30

Abstract

This paper investigates the characteristics and implementation of associate degree and advanced diploma in Australia, which belong to level 6 in AQF, to gain meaningful implications for engineering associate education in Korea. In Australian Qualification Framework and Engineers Australia's national generic competency standards are regarded as common benchmark for both qualifications. Training packages for advanced diploma were changed according to the subject/and national benchmark. and were developed to meet the needs of technical workers and para-professionals in the engineering field. The author recommends three suggestions from the findings - leadership of ABEEK for making benchmark for associate degree program in engineering in Korea, in which competency-based curriculum is currently being adopted by policy. development of outcomes descriptor of qualification and educational responsibilities.

Keywords

Engineering associate;Australia;Advacend diploma;Associate degree;AQF

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 대전보건대학교

References

  1. 교육부 (2013). 전문대 육성방안 최종 확정. 2013. 7.18. 보도자료
  2. 신동은 (2015). 호주의 전문학사 과정의 성격과 운영-공학분야를 중심으로. 비교교육연구. 25(3). 209-230.
  3. Australian Qualifications Framework Council (2011). Australian Qualifications Framework, First Edition, MCTEE, South Australia. Retrieved from http://www.aqf.edu.au/aqf/
  4. Engineers Australia(2010). Australian Qualifications Framework : Comments on Strengthening the AQF: A Framework for Australia's Qualifications. Consultation Paper. Retrieved from https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/sites/default/files/shado/Representation/Government%20Submissions/2010/australian_qualifications_framework_aug_2010.pdf
  5. Engineers Australia(2011). Accreditation Criteria Guidelines. Accreditation Management System For Engineering Education Programs (Curriculum Based) in The Occupational Category Of Engineering Associate Retrieved from http:engineersaustralia.org.au/
  6. Engineers Australia(2011). Accreditation Criteria Guidelines. Accreditation Management System For Engineering Education Programs (Competency Based) in The Occupational Category Of Engineering Associate Retrieved from http: engineersaustralia.org.au/
  7. Engineers Australia (2013). Australian Engineering Stage 1 Competency Standards for Engineering Associate Retrieved from http: engineersaustralia.org.au/
  8. Engineers Australia and Consult Australia (2010), Submission to the inquiry into industry skills councils. Retrieved from https://senate.aph.gov.au/submissions/comittees/viewdocument.aspx?id=dde4fb97-e2f2-49b6-b598-e3767c9e10c9
  9. Engineers Australia Innovation Taskforce(2012), Innovation in Engineering Report. Retrieved from https://www.engineersaustralia. org.au/sites/default/files/shado/Representation/Research_and_Reports/innovation_in_engineering_report_june_final_web.pdf
  10. Industry skills council(2015). MEM05 Metal and Engineering Training Package. Retrieved from https://training.gov.au/TrainingComponentFiles/MEM05/MEM05_R9.1.pdf
  11. Kaspura, A. (2011). More students attracted to engineering but still not enough..The Journal of Engineers Australia. 83. Retrieved from http://www.wfeo.net/students-attracted-engineeringstill-enough/
  12. King, R. Dowling D., Godfery E. (2011). Pathways from VET Awards to Engineering Degrees : a higher education perspective. Retrieved from http://eprints.usq.edu.au/19376/
  13. Johnstone, I. (2012). National Framework for an Associate Degree in Engineering(Mechanical). MSA. retrieved from http://www.mskills.com.au/DownloadManager/downloads/Assoc%20Eng%20Degree%20Framework%20Feasibility%20Study%20FINAL%20Report_19Mar12.pdf
  14. Moodie, Wheelahan, Fredman and Bexley (2015). Towards a new approach to mid-level qualifications. NCVER.
  15. National Quality Council & COAG's Skills and Workforce Development Sub-Group (2009). Vet Products For The 21St Century. Retrieved from http://sydneyinstituteonline.net/teacherresources/2009/07/28/vet-products-for-the-21stcentury-report/
  16. RMIT 대학 홈페이지 Advanced diploma of engineering (mechanical) www.rmit.edu.au. - Course overview - program overview - 2017 important dates - program brochure - Program and course information. Course Title: Apply technical mathematics. Retrieved from http://www1.rmit.edu.au/courses/C6130MATH7062C1405
  17. RMIT 대학 홈페이지 Associate degree www.rmit.edu.au. - program guide - Program Structure - Course Title: engineering project Retrieved from http://www.rmit.edu.au/courses/045078
  18. Skills Australia (2011). Engineering Pathways Seminar: A summary of the outcomes. Retrieved from http://www.tda.edu.au/cb_pages/files/Engineering%20Pathways%20Semina r%20outcomes.pdf
  19. Smith, H. (2013). Associate degrees in Australia : A work in progress. Retrieved from mams.rmit.edu.au/1mrwi8tps4r31.pdf
  20. Training package (MEM05). "Compare training component content" Retrieved from http://training.gov.au/Comparison/Comparison?releaseId=1dda376b-40b6-48ad-8d7a-34f171ab5885&secondReleaseId=570fa659-55c8-4bc0-a039-ad0cd0d5d4cd
  21. Watson, L. & McIntyre, J. (2011). Scaling up : Building Engineering Workforce Capacity through Education and Training. Australian National Engineering Taskforce. etrieved from http://www.canberra.edu.au/researchrepository/items/18451440-c7c5-4b09-abb0-0499caa4f6b2/1/
  22. Wheelahan, L. & Moodie, G. (2011) Rethinking Skills in Vocational Education and Training: From Competencies to Capabilities. NSW Department of Education & Communities, Sydney