The Australian Qualifications Framework and Lifelong Learning: An Educator’s Perspective
This chapter explores the role of the Australian Qualifications framework (AQF) in Australian society. It provides the framework for qualifications within the various Australian education sectors. It identifies the learning outcomes and supports and provides a structure to foster and promote lifelong learning in formal education. Lifelong learning is a journey we all undertake. Whether it is the skills and knowledge we gather by participating in our communities and workplaces or formally through accredited training and education. There are many factors that shape this engagement which will be explored in this chapter. Citizenship and community is the cornerstone of any society. It encompasses making a positive contribution to the world we live in. It embraces respect and value for not only other people but also the planet. William Angliss Institute as a Specialist Centre for hospitality, tourism and culinary arts training and education is well positioned to provide a valuable service and contribution to society through the various qualifications it offers.
KeywordsAQF Lifelong learning
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