Tag Archives: Australian Qualifications Framework

Three ways to be awarded a masters degree

Three ways to be awarded a masters degree | Julie Hare | The Australian Higher Education | 09 March, 2011

AUSTRALIA’S official system for classifying qualifications is set, for the first time, to contain three kinds of masters degrees. This is the advice to go to education ministers in Adelaide next week, according to John Dawkins, who chairs the council responsible for the Australian Qualifications Framework. AQF level nine would include masters by coursework, masters by research and a new extended masters. Some of these extended masters courses, typically in medical and health fields, would be allowed to use the title “doctor of”, Mr Dawkins told the Higher Education Congress in Sydney on Monday.

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Squaring up for masters title fight at University of Melbourne

Squaring up for masters title fight at University of Melbourne | Bernard Lane |  The Australian Higher Education | 20 October, 2010

THE University of Melbourne has been accused of defying national protocols by badging masters-level courses with doctoral titles.

“It’s perfectly clear that this idea of being able to call a masters qualification a ‘doctor of ‘ is not permissible under the existing protocols,” said former education minister John Dawkins, who chairs the council that crafted a controversial new Australian Qualifications Framework.

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Go8 idea likely to corrupt all titles

Go8 idea likely to corrupt all titles | Bernard Lane | The Australian Higher Education | 13  October, 2010

THE Group of Eight is running a campaign that would debase the currency of academic qualifications, according to former minister John Dawkins. Mr Dawkins chairs the Australian Qualifications Framework Council.

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