Australian Qualifications Framework Review

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 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 AQF was last thoroughly reviewed between 2009–2011. Since then there have been: technological advances in education delivery, changes to the offerings of universities, an increase in student numbers as a result of the introduction of the demand-driven system, 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.

Further information on the consultation process will be released as it becomes available. Inquiries about the AQF Review can be made to