Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australia. It incorporates the qualifications from each education and training sector into a single comprehensive national qualifications framework.

  • AQF Governance

    The AQF is managed by the Australian Government, Department of Education and Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, in consultation with all Australian states and territories. The Department of Education and Department of Employment and Workplace Relations monitors and maintains the Framework, supports its users, and promotes its role in Australia’s education system.

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The AQF Objectives

The AQF Objectives

  • Accommodate the diversity of training both now and in the future

  • Contribute to national economic performance through well-developed training outcomes

  • Support, develop and maintain accessible pathways to education

  • Provide a framework for regulation across education and training sector

  • Enhance the national and international mobility of students, graduates and workers

  • Align with international education standards and frameworks

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