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

The AQF  

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The AQF Second Edition January 2013 provides the complete set of AQF policies and objectives and information about the governing and monitoring arrangements for the AQF.

View or download the AQF Second Edition January 2013.

An Addendum to the AQF Second Edition January 2013: Amended Qualification Type: Masters Degree  has been published to incorporate changes to the Masters Degree agreed by the AQF Council in May 2014. This Addendum replaces pages 59-62 of the AQF Second Edition January 2013.

Changes between the AQF First Edition July 2011 and the AQF Second Edition January 2013.

 To support understanding and assist those using the AQF a set of explanations are available on the AQF Explanations page. 

Other resources

The AQF policies are included in the AQF Second Edition, however specific policies can be downloaded from the AQF Policies page.

Documents relating to use of the AQF logo and other copyright materials are on the AQF logo and copyright page.