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

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) and credit transfer

Education and training providers are responsible for decisions regarding recognition of prior learning (RPL) and credit transfer.

Students will usually need to enrol in a course to apply for RPL or credit transfer, and education and training providers often charge fees for these services. RPL and credit transfer processes match what students can demonstrate they already know against the learning outcomes of a course.

The AQF pathways policy and explanations on RPL and credit transfer provide more information for students and education and training providers. For further information, please contact your education and training provider directly.

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