Qualification Title: Each qualification is described on this website using its national code and name.
Qualification Code: Each qualification is described on this website using its national code and name.
Qualification Rules: Each qualification has "packaging" rules that specify the number of units of competency; which are core; which are electives and any specific rules applicable to the selection of electives. These are available at Training.Gov.Au
College Course and Subject Structure: The College offers "subjects" as the way a student is informed about, and can select, the content of their qualification.
Each qualification has been designed by the College to group or "cluster" units of competency into a "subject" where it makes sense to train and assess that "subject" together.
Subjects may have one or multiple units of competency in them.
Subjects that contain a core unit are set by the College as compulsory for all students.
Subjects may have a Core unit and elective units within them. In that case the College will require the elective unit to count towards the Training Package elective options.
Note a student can request to take another elective unit instead of one clustered in a subject with a core; but they would still have to do the whole subject in any case. The student will still be registered in the elective unit that is clustered with the core unit and given a formal result for that unit.
The website publishes for each course the compulsory subjects and also the number of electives needed. The number of electives needed may vary based on the number of units within each subject and also any specific rules about "groups" of electives in the packaging rules.
Electives, where they meet packaging rules, can also be chosen from other College courses.