Previous versions and pre-AQF equivalencies

AQF from 1995 to 2011

Below are the previous versions of the AQF (from 1995 to 2011) and the frameworks that preceded the AQF (from 1972 to 1994). Click on the titles to read or download.

 

Equivalency of pre-AQF qualifications

Provided below is an equivalency table showing how pre-AQF qualifications correspond with current AQF awards.

Please note that individual industries value older qualifications differently and, as such, the table below is an approximate guide only. 

Some qualifications are never considered outdated, whereas certain occupations/industries may require refresher training or requalification at specific intervals or after a period of time.  

It is up to prospective employers or educational institutions to determine the value of your older qualifications.

AQF 1995-current

RATE 1990–1999

ACTA 1985–1989

ACAAE 1971–1984

Doctoral Degree

Doctoral Degree

Doctoral Degree

 

Master Degree

Master Degree

Master Degree

Master Degree

 

 

 

(PG2)

Graduate Diploma

Graduate Diploma

Graduate

Graduate Diploma

Vocational Graduate Diploma

 

Diploma

(PG1)

Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate

Graduate

 

Vocational  Graduate Certificate

 

Certificate

 

Bachelor Honours Degree

 

 

 

Bachelor Degree

Bachelor Degree

Bachelor Degree

Bachelor Degree

 

(including Bachelor Honours Degree)

(including Bachelor Honours Degree)

(UG1) (including Bachelor Honours

 

 

 

Degree)

Associate Degree

Diploma Stream 3600

Diploma

Diploma (UG2)

Advanced Diploma

 

 

 

Diploma

Associate Diploma

Associate

Associate Diploma

 

Stream 3500

Diploma

(UG3)

 

Associate Diploma

 

 

 

Stream 3400

 

 

Certificate IV

Advanced Certificate

Advanced

 

 

Stream 3300

Certificate

 

Certificate III

Certificate Stream 3200

 

 

Certificate II

Certificate Stream 3100

 

 

Certificate I

 

 

 

 

Certificate Stream 2200

 

 

 

Certificate Stream 2100