Using the Registers to find AQF Qualifications and Providers authorised to issue them
The authorised registers that make up the AQF Register cover qualifications accredited in the three education sectors, namely the higher education, vocational education and training and secondary education sectors. This is because qualifications are accredited along sectoral lines. See the overview of the Australian education system.
The Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree, Bachelor Degree, Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Masters Degree and Doctoral Degree qualifications are accredited in the higher education sector. If you would like to find an AQF qualification issued by an authorised self-accrediting higher education provider (e.g. by universities) or by an authorised non self-accrediting higher education provider about any of these qualifications, click on National Register of Higher Education Providers for your search. This register lists all providers, including authorised self-accrediting higher education providers. You will need to undertake your search for qualifications through this register’s provider search engine.
NOTE These websites may also list non-AQF awards. You will need to check whether these are AQF qualifications. AQF qualifications are identified by the AQF qualification type title.
The Certificate I, Certificate II, Certificate III, Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma qualifications are accredited in the vocational education and training sector. If you are seeking information about any of these qualifications and the organisations authorised to issue those qualifications, use the web site training.gov.au for your search. You can find a qualification using the search engine on training.gov.au.
The Senior Secondary Certificate of Education qualification type is accredited in the secondary education sector. If you are seeking information about a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education qualification, click on the authorised accrediting authority for the relevant state or territory listed on the Register of Accrediting Authorities.