Tertiary Vocational Education
Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government
Publisher Ministry of Education and Research
Tertiary vocational education is an alternative to higher education and is based on upper secondary education and training or equivalent informal and nonformal competence. Higher Education Entrance Qualification is not required.
Tertiary vocational education provides vocational education founded on upper secondary education or equivalent prior learning and work experience, and comprises the equivalent of at least one-half and no more than two entire academic years.
There is a need for more, better and systematised knowledge concerning the tertiary vocational education sector in Norway. There is a need for more, better and systematised knowledge concerning the tertiary vocational education sector in Norway.
The Tertiary Vocational Education Act defines vocational education as "education that provides competence for working life without further general training measures".
2015-10-07: Investment in education is a prerequisite for a successful transition of the Norwegian economy. In the central government budget for 2016, the Government proposes a science initiative in primary schools, a continuation of the Promotion of Vocational Education and Training Initiative in upper secondary school and increased allocations for higher education and research, among other things.
Traditionally Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa and Japan are not countries that Norway have cooperated extensively with in higher education and research. This is something the Government would like to change.
The most important documents are bills (propositions), white papers, hearing documents and Official Norwegian Reports (NOUs). (These documents are primarily available in Norwegian.)