Review of the Australian Qualifications Framework: final report 2019 [Noonan review]


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Australia. Department of Education


The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a critical part of the architecture of the Australian education and training system. It defines the essential characteristics, including the required learning outcomes, of the 14 different types of qualifications issued across the senior secondary education, vocational education and training (VET) and higher education systems in Australia. To retain their relevance and effectiveness, qualifications will need to respond to current and emerging workforce and social needs, be delivered in ways that meet learners' needs and circumstances, and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Qualifications; Governance; Vocational education and training; Higher education; Secondary education; Policy

Keywords: Qualifications framework; Education and training reform; Recommendations; Microcredentials

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Department of Education, 2019

Physical description: 151 p.

Series: AQF review

Related items: TD/TNC 134.269

ISBN: 9781760518431 (pdf); 9781760518448 (docx)

A discussion paper released by the Panel is available in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 134.269.
Expert Panel for the Review of the Australian Qualifications Framework members: Peter Noonan (Chair); Allan Blagaich; Sally Kift; Megan Lilly; Leslie Loble; Elizabeth Moore; Marie Persson
More information about the AQF review may be found at:

Resource type: Government report or paper

Document number: TD/TNC 138.311

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