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

Overseas qualifications and skills

The Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s Australian Skills Recognition Information area assists skilled workers from outside Australia who are seeking to migrate to Australia or work temporarily in Australia to find information on assessing your qualifications, skills and experience.

Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) is a skills assessment service provider specialising in assessments for people with trade skills gained overseas or in Australia, for the purpose of migration and skills recognition. Please call 1300 360 992 or email traenquiries@education.gov.au for further information.

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training’s Qualifications Recognitions area provides a service to individuals seeking to have their qualifications assessed for equivalence to Australian qualifications. Please call 1300 615 262 or email qualsrecognition@education.gov.au for further information.

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