Definitions for "Mutual recognition"
The acceptance by one country of another country's certification that a satisfactory standard has been met for ability, performance, safety, etc.
Mutual recognition is the process whereby one country accepts another's health, safety or product standards. Mutual recognition of standards is commonplace within the European Union. In other words, if a bicycle helmet was declared safe in France, it would be accepted as safe in Belgium.
Mutual Recognition is a standard within the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF). Mutual Recognition requires a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to: 1. recognise and accept Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and partial qualifications conferred by other RTOs, and 2. recognise an individual's AQF qualification or partial qualification. Under national Mutual Recognition agreements, TAFE NSW is not required to reissue a testamur or transcript for qualifications awarded by other providers. TAFE NSW fulfills its Mutual Recognition obligations to RTOs and individuals by providing up to 100% Recognition of the previous qualification towards a related (non-identical) TAFE NSW qualification at the same or higher level of the AQF.
Agreement between two or more States or institutions to validate each other's degrees, programmes and study periods.