Vocational Qualification Transfer System
first phase 2003-2006, second phase 2007-2009
The VQTS project has developed a model to describe and compare competences among different qualifications systems. It develops a ‘common language’ to describe competences and their acquisition and a way to relate these competence descriptions to the competences acquired in national-level training programmes. On the one hand, the VQTS model focuses on competences related to the work process and identifies the core work tasks within the context of the particular occupational field. On the other hand, the VQTS model follows a ‘development logical’ differentiation of a competence profile (known as a competence development or acquisition model) and thus can also describe the acquisition of competences. The model has been tested on qualifications from a number of countries in these areas:- Mechatronics- Electronics/ Electrical EngineeringIt was also tested for purpose of permeability between VET and higher education.
The competence matrix can be used to:- identify overlap across qualifications from different systems in view of credit transfer- serve as basis to define units of learning outcomes
3s Unternehmensberatung GmbH (Austria)
HTBLuVA St. Pölten (Austria)Fachhochschule Technikum Wien, University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien (Austria)Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur (BMUKK) (Austria)National Institute of Technical and Vocational Education (NUOV) (Czech Republic)biat – Berufsbildungsinstitut Arbeit und Technik, Universität Flensburg Berufliche Fachrichtung Metalltechnik/Systemtechnik (Germany)Eckener Schule Flensburg (Germany)Malta Qualifications Council (Malta)Kenteq – National Centre of Expertise on Vocational Education, Training and Labour Market (The Netherlands)Koning Willem 1 College (The Netherlands)Avans Hogeschool (The Netherlands)Colo (The Netherlands)University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)