The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in the Australian education and training system as agreed by the Commonwealth, state and territory ministers. It underpins the national system of qualifications in Australia encompassing higher education, vocational education and training (VET) and schools. The AQF, which replaced the Register of Australian Tertiary Education (RATE), was introduced on 1 January 1995 and was phased in over five years, with full implementation by 2000.
In the 2017-18 budget, the Australian Government announced a review of the AQF, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2018. The review will ensure that the AQF continues to meet the needs of students, employers, education providers and the wider community. The Department of Education and Training contracted PhillipsKPA to provide contextual research for the review, related to international qualifications frameworks and domestic use of the AQF.
This collection aims to bring together current and historical publications relating to the AQF. This includes all versions of the framework, consultation and research papers, and pertinent articles and reports.
Please contact the team at VOCEDplus if you have any historical documents that you would like added to this collection, or to provide feedback.