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RPL: A Bridge between Global Industries

Another interesting and positive project my clients are engaging in.

“The proposed project RPL: A Bridge between Global Industries, is a VET mobility program, jointly funded between the European Union (EU) Commission and the Aust Government (DEEWR) under the EU International Cooperation Instrument (ICI).

Qantm College is the lead organisation in Australia, with Pirkanmaa Education Consortium being the lead institution in Europe. Other partners also include SAE Institute and Hospitality Training Australia, ROC ASA (Netherlands) and CINO FAP (Italy). This proposed project will run from October 2008 – September 2011.

The purpose of this project is to apply the practices created in Bi-Certification for development of international curricula between EU and Australia. The goal is that the students of the consortia colleges in Europe perform their studies in Australian college according to the jointly created curricula. The chosen vocational areas are hotel and hospitality, graphic design, and multimedia, based on supply of courses in the EU/Australian consortia. As long-term results, students gain skills in preparation for a global working life in a multicultural working environment.

The project aims at mobilising a minimum of 30 students each from Australia and Europe during the 3-year period of the project. Its aims also include promotion of greater cooperation between international partners, leading to opportunities for developing Bi-certification curricula between Australian and European providers, as well as contribution to the overall convergence of the European Qualifications Framework. This will incorporate accreditation frameworks from other international territories, such as the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), through precedent.

The VET Export Office would like to acknowledge Qantm College’s efforts in providing this successful project and partnership. If your organisation has recently formed international partnerships and are willing to share this with our network, please contact Rachel Zhao at “