Cook Islands ISCED Mapping
School Year reference: 2008
Used for indicators in
A B C D E F G H I J K L M
Is the Programme
Main diplomas, qualifications programme orientation or
Name of the education Minimum entrance
ID or certificates awarded at part of ISCED97 level Position in Notes
end of programme Compulsory National
1 Pre-school education 3.5 years old na 3.5 1.5 N 0 na na 3.5 1.5
2 Primary education 5 years old na 5 6 Y Primary education 1 na na 5 6
Secondary education Lower secondary
3 Primary (Year 6) na 11 4 Y 2 A G 11 4
(Forms 1-4) (Years 7-10) education
NCEA: National certificate
Secondary education Form 5 only is compulsory. NCEA and UE are New
Secondary of educational achievement Form 5: Y Upper secondary
4 (Forms 5-7) 15 3 3 A G 15 3 Zealand qualifications which can be used to qualify
(Form 4 or Year 10) (Levels 1-3); Forms 6-7: N education
(Years 11-13) for a job or further studies.
UE: University Entrance
Nursing training Certificate and diploma of This programme is provided by the School of
5 experience 17 3 N 17 3
programme nursing Nursing.
(e.g. nurse's aid)
Police training Professional registration to
6 18 years old 18 2 N 2
programme become a police
non-tertiary 4 B V This programme is provided by the Cook Islands
education Trade training center. This school offers a range of
Relevant work Certificate and Diploma for
7 Trade training programme 18 2-3 N 18 bridging courses so people without particular
school based qualifications but with some life/work
2-3 experience can attend the courses.
Hospitality and Tourism Relevant work Certificate and Diploma for This programme is provided by the Hospitality and
8 18 2-3 N
training programme experience Vocational Tourism Training Centre.
Offered at the University of the South Pacific (USP)
Extension Centre. USP is a regional university
University education - Secondary First stage of owned by 12 Pacific countries. The main campus is
9 Bachelor degree na na N 5 A First degree na na
Distance courses (Form 7 or Year 13) tertiary education in Fiji. There are 12 Extension Centres located in
each of the USP member countries where students
study at a distance.
G = General
P = Pre-vocational
V = Vocational
na = not applicable
A, B, C = Destination categories
N.B: The mappings present the correspondence between the national structure and the international framework (ISCED). To produce internationally comparable indicators, the UIS calculates
participation indicators for ISCED levels 0-3, based on the entrance age and duration presented in columns K and L (ISCED), which may be different from columns E and F (national).
For tertiary education, however, UIS uses a standard formula to calculate the indicator for gross enrolment ratio (GER), which uses a population of the age-group corresponding to five
years following on from the secondary school leaving age (e.g. If the ending of secondary education is 17, then the age-group used for the tertiary GER will be 18-22).
67273b18-896a-4092-b040-f44b779097fe.xls Page 1/1