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
Oct 23 2013

Development of an Australian VET Graduation Statement

The AQF Council released a consultation paper on the development of a VET Graduation Statement. A copy of the paper is available at

During 2012, the Australian Qualifications Framework Council was requested by the Standing Council on Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (SCOTESE) to investigate options for introducing a national approach to providing VET graduates with information about the qualification pathways available to them on the basis of the award of an AQF qualification. An investigation into the issues during 2012 recommended that it was feasible to document these pathways through the introduction of a VET Graduation Statement modelled on the existing national and international graduation statements.

The AQF Council has agreed to proceed to the next stage of the project which is to develop a graduation statement for the VET sector and to consider the issues regarding implementation across the sector. The consultation paper: Development of a VET Graduation Statement aims to stimulate discussion and to identify potential design and implementation issues.

Written  feedback for this first stage of the project was due by close of business on Friday 15 November 2013 to Late submissions are welcome to provide input to the next stage of this project.

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