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11. Post-school Opportunities

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IPT Stage 6 provides students with knowledge, understanding and skills that form a foundation for a range of courses at uni and other tetitary institutions.
 
Recognition of Student Achievement in Vocational Education and Training (VET)
Wherever appropriate the skills and knowledge acquired by the course should be recognised by industry and traing organisations. Students completing this course will not be reqired to repeat their studies at TAFE NSW or other Registered Training Organisations.
 
TAFE NSW
IPT Stage 6 can be used to transfer credits into TAFE courses. This can be found under the HSC/TAFE Credit Transfer Guide. This information can be found on the TAFE NSW website.
 
RTOs
Students may also negotiate recognition into a training package qualification with another RTO. Each student will have to produce evidence that IPT Stage 6 was completed.
 
 
 
The study of Information Processes and Technology Stage 6 provides students with knowledge, understanding and skills that form a valuable foundation for a range of courses at university and other tertiary institutions.

In addition, the study of Information Processes and Technology Stage 6 assists students to prepare for employment and full and active participation as citizens. In particular, there are opportunities for students to gain recognition in vocational education and training. Teachers and students should be aware of these opportunities.

Recognition of Student Achievement in Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Wherever appropriate, the skills and knowledge acquired by students in their study of HSC courses should be recognised by industry and training organisations. Recognition of student achievement means that students who have satisfactorily completed HSC courses will not be required to repeat their learning in courses in TAFE NSW or other Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).

Registered Training Organisations, such as TAFE NSW, provide industry training and issue qualifications within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

The degree of recognition available to students in each subject is based on the similarity of outcomes between HSC courses and industry training packages endorsed within the AQF. Training packages are documents that link an industry s competency standards to AQF qualifications. More information about industry training packages can be found on the National Training Information Service (NTIS) website.

Recognition by TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW conducts courses in a wide range of industry areas, as outlined each year in the TAFE NSW Handbook. Under current arrangements, the recognition available to students of Information Processes and Technology Stage 6 in relevant courses conducted by TAFE is described in the HSC/TAFE Credit Transfer Guide. This guide is produced by the Board of Studies and TAFE NSW and is distributed annually to all schools and colleges. Teachers should refer to this guide and be aware of the recognition available to their students through the study of Information Processes and Technology Stage 6. This information can be found on the TAFE NSW website.

Recognition by other Registered Training Organisations

Students may also negotiate recognition into a training package qualification with another Registered Training Organisation. Each student will need to provide the RTO with evidence of satisfactory achievement in Information Processes and Technology Stage 6 so that the degree of recognition available can be determined.

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