The AQF is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training
The AQF links education and the labour market
The AQF sets the standards for Australia’s qualifications
The AQF is a flexible, contemporary framework of Australia’s qualifications
The AQF is Australia’s National Qualifications Framework
The AQF builds confidence in qualifications
The AQF supports the development of pathways to assist people to move easily through education and training and work
The AQF supports lifelong learning
The AQF underpins regulatory and quality assurance arrangements for education and training
The AQF supports national and international mobility of graduates and workers
The AQF enables comparability of Australian and international qualifications
AQF qualifications are the currency of the labour market

The AQF Second Edition January 2013  

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The AQF Second Edition January 2013 provides the complete set of AQF policies and objectives and information about the governing and monitoring arrangements for the AQF. Implementation arrangements for the revised AQF are also included.

View or download the AQF Second Edition January 2013.

An Addendum to the AQF Second Edition January 2013: Amended Qualification Type: Masters Degree  has been published to incorporate changes to the Masters Degree agreed by the AQF Council in May 2014. This Addendum replaces pages 59-62 of the AQF Second Edition January 2013.

An Addendum No.2 to the AQF Second Edition January 2013: Amended Qualification Type: AQF Issuance Policy, Masters Degree (Extended) has been published to incorporate changes to the AQF Issuance Policy so that exceptions to the policy include permission to use the title of ‘Doctor of…’ for the Masters Degree (Extended) qualifications of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine and Doctor of Clinical Podiatry. This Addendum replaces the noted exceptions on page 72 of the AQF Second Edition January 2013.

View or download the Changes between the AQF First Edition July 2011 and the AQF Second Edition January 2013.

AQF Explanations  

A set of written explanations on the AQF, that formalise responses provided to the many stakeholder requests for support in understanding the AQF over the past year, can be found below. They are intended to assist those using the AQF and do not change the AQF in any way or add any additional requirements. The Explanation on the Volume of Learning was updated in May 2014.

Explanations about AQF terminology can be found in either a single file or alternatively download the individual explanations below.

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AQF terminology