RMIT is a global university of technology with it its heart in the city of Melbourne. Through its vision to be the first choice provider of work-relevant learning in Australia, preparing students for professions and vocations of the future, it draws on its “dual sector advantage”. This “advantage” has taken shape in new programmes and new combinations of courses and an increase in the proportion of students who have an educational experience which draws on the strengths of each sector.

Articulation is a vertical, horizontal or multi-directional movement between programmes and/or sectors. Articulation pathways need to be flexible, transparent and equitable. To support articulation, RMIT has a number of actions underpinning any articulation plan:

Action 1

Increase the number and effectiveness of guaranteed pathways between education sectors and across borders; especially those which support the RMIT global network, meet the needs of industries in developing the skills of their workforce, and address the specific needs of learners who are disadvantage in terms of their access to work-relevant learning and/or their position within the labour market.

Action 2

Improve the communication of pathway opportunities to students.

Action 3

Improve opportunities for credit transfer and recognition of prior learning.

Action 4

Improve our systems for tracking student progress as an aid to understanding student choice, providing transition support and monitoring outcomes.

Action 5

Provide strong transition support for students utilising pathways between sectors, across campuses and borders, and between learning and work.

Action 6

Develop dual sector and nested programs in line with knowledge and skills requirements of the current and future labour market and the learning needs of students.

When “articulating” from one programme to another, students need to be aware of, and support in their attempts to gain credit transfer.

On this webpage, a number of dual sector and nested programmes are examined and explained. Each demonstrates the key principles of articulation.