The accreditation, accumulation, and transfer of learning outcomes is based on accreditation criteria recognised by every accreditation unit.
An accreditation unit is a content module with coherent and specific learning results and evaluation criteria. It is the smallest unit for the accreditation of learning outcomes. Each accreditation unit uses simple language to describe its requirements for knowledge, skills, and abilities. The descriptions for each accreditation unit follows the same pattern, including elements of learning outcomes, evaluation criteria, value of credits, and the levels of the framework. Accreditation units are an essential part of accreditation criteria, by which scientific, reasonable, and efficient correlations are inferred from various learning outcomes.
Learning outcomes refer to all the information, knowledge, comprehension, attitude, value, skills, abilities, or behaviours gained by learners after successful completion of the expected objectives of one unit. The language used to describe this acquisition usually includes terms such as “know,” “understand,” “master,” “able to judge,” “able to analyse,” “can use,” and “can identify.”
Evaluation criteria assess learning results and measure whether they meet the relevant requirements. The evaluation criteria and the related learning results should be aligned. The language used to describe evaluation criteria includes terms like “talk about,” “choose from,” “explain,” “use,” “design,” “illustrate,” and “complete.”