National qualification framework approved

Wednesday, 2016-11-02 12:05:47
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The national qualification framework features eight levels.
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NDO – The Prime Minister has approved the Vietnam National Qualification Framework on eight levels, including Level 1 - Elementary 1, Level 2 - Elementary 2, Level 3 - Elementary 3, Level 4 - Intermediate, Level 5 - College, Level 6 - Bachelor, Level 7 - Masters and Level 8 - PhD.

Specifically, Level 1 mentions the qualification of learners with common and fundamental knowledge, along with basic manipulation skills to perform some repetitive simple tasks of a certain profession in an unchanged working environment, under the supervision of instructors.

Level 1 requires a minimum study load of five academic credits, with learners completing the training programme, meeting the output requirements of Level 1 and being granted a certificate of ‘Elementary 1’.

Level 2 requires a minimum study load of 15 academic credits, with learners completing the training programme, meeting the output requirements of Level 2 and receiving a certificate of ‘Elementary 2’.

Level 3 requires a minimum study load of 25 academic credits, with learners completing the training programme, meeting the output requirements of Level 3 and receiving a certificate of ‘Elementary 3’.

Level 4 requires a minimum study volume of 35 academic credits for high school graduates and 50 for secondary school graduates. Learners must complete the training programme, meet the output requirements of Level 4 and be granted with a certificate of ‘Intermediacy’.

Level 5 confirms the qualification of learners with extensive practical and theoretical knowledge in a profession of training; basic knowledge of politics, culture, society, law and information technology; and essential skills of perception, occupational practice and communication, in order to deal with complicated issues; work independently or in groups in changing working conditions; take minimum individual and group responsibilities; and supervise and assess those who perform certain tasks. Level 5 requires a minimum study load of 60 academic credits, with learners completing the training programme, meeting the output requirements of Level 5 and being granted a certificate of ‘College’.

Level 6 confirms the qualification of learners with solid practical knowledge; comprehensive and intensive theoretical knowledge in a profession of training; basic knowledge of social science, politics and law; perceptual skills relating to critical thinking, analysis and synthesis; skills of occupational practice and communication needed to perform complicated tasks, work independently or in groups in changing working conditions; and take individual and group responsibilities for guiding and disseminating knowledge; and supervise others’ implementation of tasks. Level 6 requires a minimum study load of 120 academic credits, with learners completing the training programme, meeting the output requirements of Level 6 and being granted with a ‘Bachelor’ certificate.

Level 7 requires a minimum study load of 60 academic credits for university graduates, with learners completing the training programme, meeting the output requirements of Level 7 and being granted a ‘Masters’ certificate. Those who graduate from a university in a training programme with a minimum of 150 academic credits and meet the output requirements equivalent to Level 7 are recognised with the Level 7-equivalent qualification.

Level 8 confirms the qualification of learners with advanced and intensive practical and theoretical knowledge at leading positions in a training faculty; skills to summarise and analyse information and address issues creatively; skills to think and research independently and creatively as well as create new knowledge; skills to disseminate knowledge and establish an international and national cooperation network in management and regulation of professional activities; and creativeness and abilities to give conclusions and scientific recommendations at the expert level.

Level 8 requires a minimum study volume of 90 academic credits for those with master’s degrees and 120 credits for those with bachelor’s degrees. Learners must complete the training programme, meet the output requirements of Level 8 and be granted with a certificate of ‘PhD’. Those who have Level 7-equivalent qualification, complete the specialised training programme with a minimum study load of 90 credits and meet the Level 8-equivalent output requirements recognised with Level 8-equivalent qualification.