Dual-sector education is a system of tertiary education that includes substantial amounts of both vocational (skills-based) and higher (academic-based) education in the same institution.
It differs from, and/or can also encompass, the similarly termed dual education system – which combines both vocational education within a school and an apprenticeship within a workplace. For instance, Australia's Centralian College offers dual-sector education to students in years 11 and 12 as well as post-school vocational education and training students.
Moodie distinguishes between single-sector institutions which offer 97 per cent of their teaching in one sector, mixed sector institutions which teach from 3 to 20 per cent of their students in their smaller sector, and dual-sector institutions which have substantial (greater than 20 per cent of their load) in each of vocational and higher education. For some institutions, dual-sector education, could include practical traineeship such as ed