Reviews of the AQF
The AQF Council is required to regularly review and revise the AQF. Documentation relating to AQF reviews are provided below.
2011-2012: AQF Council Review of Graduate and Vocational Graduate Certificates and Diplomas in the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Review of Graduate Certificates and Diplomas - Consultation Paper November 2011
Revised Specifications for the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma Qualification Types
Following the review of the AQF Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas, the AQF Council has amended the Specifications for the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma Qualification types.
The amendments are set out in the publication Addendum to AQF First Edition July 2011. Amended Qualification Types: Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma. The amendments are included in the AQF Second Edition January 2013.
2009-2011: Strengthening the AQF
A major review of the AQF was undertaken which resulted in the introduction of 10 levels and revised qualification type descriptors based on a taxonomy of learning outcomes; revised policies; and a formal glossary of terminology. This is referred to as ‘Strengthening the AQF’.
Background research papers – Strengthening the AQF
2009: Review of AQF Issuance Policy 2009 (Note: the policy that resulted from this project was replaced by the AQF Qualifications Issuance Policy in 2011).
A summary of the changes to the AQF and Australia’s previous frameworks of qualifications can be found in this file.