Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)

Qualifications certify the knowledge and skills that a person has achieved through study, training, work and life experience. They are a measure of Australia’s intellectual capital, which is increasingly important in a society where unskilled jobs have disappeared and continuous upskilling is required in all forms of work and in day-to-day life.

An AQF qualification is the result of an accredited complete program of learning that leads to formal certification that a graduate has achieved learning outcomes as described in the AQF.

An AQF qualification is recognised all around Australia and by other countries.

School, work-based qualifications and academic qualifications are part of a single system of qualifications, allowing maximum flexibility in career planning and continuous learning.

The AQF links together the qualifications and is a highly visible, quality-assured national system of educational recognition that promotes lifelong learning and a seamless and diverse education and training system.





Bachelor Degree

Graduates at this level will have broad and coherent knowledge and skills for professional work and/or further learning


Advanced Diploma

Graduates at this level will have systematic and Critical understanding of a complex field of learning and specialised research skills for the advancement of learning and/or for professional practice



Graduates at this level will have specialised knowledge and skills for skilled/ paraprofessional work and/or further learning


Certificate VI

Graduates at this level will have theoretical and practical knowledge and skills for specialised and/or skilled work and/or further learning


Certificate III

Graduates at this level will have theoretical and practical knowledge and skills for work and/or further learning

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