Local education agreement benefits students

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

A new education agreement is giving Western Australian students better access to university.

Challenger Institute of Technology and Curtin University have signed an articulation agreement that provides seamless pathways from vocational education and training into university.

Challenger Institute Chief Executive Officer Liz Harris said the two organisations were committed to supporting higher education options for people in the local community.

“This is a very exciting partnership with strong vocational benefits,” Ms Harris said.

“Together, Challenger Institute and Curtin University are working to ensure the best learning opportunities for every student.”

Ms Harris said the agreement strengthened Challenger Institute’s existing articulation arrangements with the university sector.

She said the partnership with Curtin University would open the doors to a university education for Challenger’s higher qualification students.

The Agreement will enable graduates of Challenger’s diplomas and advanced diplomas to apply for entry into a variety of Curtin bachelor degree courses, including engineering, commerce, arts, education and science.

Challenger graduates may also receive credit of up to one year in a three or four year degree at Curtin.

Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry said the University had made a concerted effort over the past 12 months to improve the articulation between VET awards and its degrees.
 
“Curtin is committed to providing improved pathways from VET to university, ensuring students from diverse backgrounds are provided with further opportunities to access a university education. 

“This articulation agreement with Challenger provides an excellent platform for students to gain the best from both systems and we are looking forward to a productive and enduring relationship with Challenger,” Professor Terry said.​

PHOTO CAPTION: Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry and Challenger Institute Chief Executive Officer Liz Harris with the articulation agreement.

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