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AUSTRALIAN QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK

The College offers two courses with qualifications from the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)

Certificate III in Christian Ministry and Theology

Certificate III in Business

These courses are delivered at the College by St Rita’s College staff in partnership with external Registered

Training Organisations (RTOs).

Certificate III Qualification Type Descriptor

Purpose

The Certificate III qualifies individuals who apply a broad range of knowledge and skills in varied

contexts to undertake skilled work and as a pathway for further learning.

Knowledge

Graduates of a Certificate III will have

factual, technical, procedural and theoretical knowledge

in an area of work and learning.

Skills

Graduates of a Certificate III will have:

Cognitive, technical and communication skills to interpret and act on available

information.

Cognitive and communication skills to apply and communicate known solutions to a

variety of predictable problems and to deal with unforeseen contingencies using known

solutions.

Technical and communication skills to provide technical information to variety of

specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Technical skills to undertake routine and some non-routine tasks in a range of skilled

operations.

Application of

Knowledge and

skills

Graduates of a Certificate III will demonstrate

the application of knowledge and skills:

With discretion and judgement in the selection of equipment, services or contingency

measures.

To adapt and transfer skills and knowledge within known routines, methods, procedures

and time constraints.

In contexts that include taking responsibility for own outputs in work and learning

including participation in teams and taking limited responsibility for the output of others

within established parameters.

Volume of

learning

The volume of learning of a Certificate III is typically 1 – 2 years.