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Diploma

Diploma level 5

Purpose

A diploma at level 5 qualifies individuals with theoretical and/or technical knowledge and skills within a specific field of work or study.

Outcomes

A graduate of a level 5 diploma is able to:

  • demonstrate broad operational or technical and theoretical knowledge within a specific field of work or study
  • select and apply a range of solutions to familiar and  sometimes unfamiliar problems
  • select and apply a range of standard and non-standard processes relevant to the field of work or study
  • demonstrate complete self-management of learning and performance within defined contexts
  • demonstrate some responsibility for the management of learning and performance of others.

Credit requirements

This diploma is listed at level 5. It must contain a minimum of 120 credits from level 4 or above, including at least 72 credits at level 5 or above.

Diploma level 6

Purpose

A diploma at level 6 qualifies individuals with theoretical and/or technical knowledge and skills in specialised/strategic contexts.

Outcomes

A graduate of a level 6 diploma programme is able to:

  • demonstrate specialised technical or theoretical knowledge with depth in a field of work or study
  • analyse and generate solutions to familiar and unfamiliar problems
  • select and apply a range of standard and non-standard processes relevant to the field of work or study
  • demonstrate complete self-management of learning and performance within dynamic contexts
  • demonstrate responsibility for leadership within dynamic contexts.

Credit requirements

This diploma is listed at level 6. It must contain a minimum of 120 credits from level 5 or above, including at least 72 credits at level 6 or above.

Diploma level 7

Purpose

A diploma at level 7 qualifies individuals with specialised and technical knowledge and skills within a professional context.

Outcomes

A graduate of a level 7 diploma is able to:

  • demonstrate specialised technical or theoretical knowledge with depth in one or more fields of work or study
  • analyse and generate solutions to unfamiliar and sometimes complex problems
  • select, adapt and apply a range of processes relevant to the field of work or study
  • demonstrate advanced generic skills and/or specialist knowledge and skills in a professional context or field of study.

Credit requirements

This diploma is listed at level 7. It must contain a minimum of 120 credits from level 5 or above, including at least 72 credits at level 7 or above.

 
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