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

Implementation of the revised AQF

Implementation arrangements of the revised AQF are on page 103 of the AQF Second Edition January 2013. Implementation commenced on 1 July 2011 and from 1 January 2015, all new enrolments will be in qualifications that meet the requirements of the AQF. Providers will have policies or procedures to assist with the transition of students who may not have completed a qualification which is not compliant.

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