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Having the right qualification for the job is important for
achieving stable and reliable employees who are satisfied with their work
Certificate III? Certificate IV? Diploma? Degree? Prospective
students often wonder what the difference is between these TAFE
qualifications. And at first glance it can seem confusing.
An understanding of TAFE qualifications and what each
qualification level means is important to potential students,
jobseekers, parents, career advisors and employers. Understanding how
these different levels correlate to positions within an organisation
can help you choose the right level of training.
For example, a Certificate II is for a trainee, while a Certificate
III is for a competent self-managed employee and a Certificate IV can
be for a supervisor. A Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Degree can be for
positions in management.
To help students begin studies at the right level, TAFE courses
enable students to upscale. This means going from a Certificate II, to
a Certificate III, to a Certificate IV, then on to a Diploma, etc. Not
everyone will start at the lowest level. Before beginning a course,
TAFE teachers can assess a student's abilities through previous
studies, work experience and life experience and then provide advice
about the level most suitable for them. This assessment is called Recognition
of Prior Learning.
TAFE NSW courses are developed
in consultation with industry. This ensures that graduates can
meet the expectations of employers, and that as employees they feel
confident in their qualifications and abilities from the very first
day on the job. Positions and roles do vary across industry, so
employers who help staff make meaningful use of their TAFE training in
the workplace will achieve better outcomes for the business and
develop better relations with their staff.
Having the right qualification for the job is important for achieving
stable and reliable employees who are satisfied with their work and
contributing to organisational goals and performance indicators.
Employees working beneath their qualification level are more likely to
feel frustrated and look for promotion within or outside the company.
Finding the right, properly-trained employees results in happier and
more productive staff who won't be leaving the company after just a
few months. And that's a win for everyone.
here to learn more about TAFE qualifications and what they mean
for you when choosing a course to study and to get into your dream career.