Qualification and training terminology

Students become familiar with common qualification and training terms used in further education.

Year Level




5 minutes


  • In class activity

SEL Competencies

  • Self-awareness
  • Responsible decision-making

Learning Intention

Students gain an understanding of key words used in further education. 

Key Outcomes

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

  • identify different levels and degrees of further education.
activity 01

Instructions 5 min

When deciding what to do, it’s easy for students to become confused by the terminology.

  1. Read the following list to students.
  2. Ask students to:
    • Cross their arms if they know exactly what it means
    • Put their hands on their heads if they do not know what it means
    • Raise hands in the air if they have questions
  3. Facilitate conversation accordingly. Ask those students who know to explain to others to engage the whole group in discussion.
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Bachelor Degree (Honours)
  • Master Degree
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Graduate Diploma
  • Apprenticeship
  • Traineeship
  • Internship
  • Doctoral Degree
  • Certificate

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