Terms used in this policy and associated procedures are consistent with the ACU Glossary of Terms. The following specific definitions also apply:
Formal Learning: The learning that takes place through a structured program of learning undertaken at an accredited education provider that leads to the full or partial achievement of an Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) qualification, or microcredentials and other officially accredited qualifications recognised by ACU.
Informal Learning: The learning gained through work, social, family, hobby or leisure activities and experiences. Unlike formal and non-formal learning, informal learning is not organised or externally structured in terms of objectives, time or learning support.
Learning or competency outcomes: A learning or competency outcome that a learner should be able to demonstrate as a result of being involved in a learning process. The learning should indicate a conceptual as well as a practical understanding of the knowledge or competency required and should be applicable outside the environment in which it was acquired.
Non-Formal learning: The learning that takes place though a structured program of learning but which does not lead to an officially accredited qualification.