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.


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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