The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. It incorporates the qualifications from each education and training sector into a single comprehensive national qualifications framework.
The AQF is an integrated policy that comprises:
- The learning outcomes for each AQF level and qualification type
- The specifications for the application of the AQF in the accreditation and development of qualifications
- A set of policy requirements:
- The AQF Glossary of Terminology
- Principles and Processes for the Alignment of the AQF with International Qualifications Frameworks
The AQF Qualifications Issuance Policy, the AQF Qualifications Pathways Policy and the AQF Qualifications Register Policy are integrated into the AQF specifications for each AQF qualification type.
To support consistency of understanding and interpretation, definitions of the terminology are provided in the AQF Glossary of Terminology.
The title ‘Master of …’ is the title used for the Masters Degree. The AQF Qualifications Issuance Policy permits the use of an alternative title for Masters Degree (Extended) qualifications for six professions as an exception to the rule. There are specific requirements for permission to use alternative title for AQF Masters Degree (Extended) that need to met. View or download these requirements.