The certificate courses are primarily professional, vocational or industry specific. The knowledge emphasises general principles and application. The purpose of the certificates is to equip students to demonstrate focused knowledge and skills in a particular field. Typically, they will have gained experience to apply such knowledge and skills in a workplace context. A depth and specialisation of knowledge, together with practical skills and experience in the workplace, enable successful students to enter several career paths and to apply their learning to particular employment contexts from the outset.