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The management of the AQF is delivered through the Australian Government Department of Education in consultation with the states and territories. The Department of Education monitors and maintains the AQF, supports its users, and promotes the AQF and its role in Australia’s education system.

Expert consultative bodies are convened as required to advise Ministers on any AQF policy matters which arise.

These arrangements are the result of a decision of Commonwealth, state and territory Ministers in 2014 to disband the AQF Council and implement improved governance arrangements for the AQF. The AQF Council was originally established to deliver a review of the AQF, which culminated in the strengthened AQF. With this work completed, it was timely to reconsider the role of the Council.