I might start to call these “statement stamps” – there’s a definite vogue from the ’70s, across a multitude of countries, for slightly conceptual designs with a statement of national capability. It’s a “hey, look, we do this thing!” message, often attached to some sort of economic push or export drive.
So here we celebrate advanced education in Australia. Colleges of Advanced Education existed in Australia between 1967 and the 1990s. They sat somewhere in between universities (for academic education) and colleges of technical and further education (which were more trade skills focused). Advanced education colleges were about vocational education but for areas like nursing, accountancy and IT, rather than traditional skilled trades. In 1974, teacher training colleges became part of the advanced education system.
In the late 80s / early 90s, educational reforms led to the merger of advanced education with the university system.