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.

Helsestudenter

What is Tertiary Vocational Education

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.

Illustrasjon

Changes for Tertiary Vocational Education

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.

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Act relating to Tertiary Vocational Education

The Tertiary Vocational Education Act defines vocational education as "education that provides competence for working life without further general training measures".

Current

Education, quality and economic transition

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.

Better cooperation with important countries

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.

More on Tertiary Vocational Education

Documents

Find document

The most important documents are bills (propositions), white papers, hearing documents and Official Norwegian Reports (NOUs). (These documents are primarily available in Norwegian.)

Resources

Contact

Department of Higher Education

Phone: + 47 22 24 77 01
Address: Postboks 8119 Dep, 0032 Oslo
Visitor address: Kirkegata 18, Oslo