The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training.
In the 2017-18 budget, the Australian Government announced a review of the AQF, which aims to ensure the framework continues to meet the needs of students, employers, education providers and the wider community.
The AQF was last reviewed between 2009–2011. Since then there have been technological advances in education delivery, increased uptake of sub-qualifications and changes to standard international practice related to qualifications frameworks.
The review will involve broad public consultation in response to a discussion paper and will include extensive consultations with the sector. Release of a discussion paper and public consultations are expected in the second half of 2018, with the final report to be provided to government by June 2019.
Visit the federal Department of Education and Training to find out more.