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Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
Qualifications issued by registered training organisations, universities and other tertiary institutions in Australia are regulated through the Australian Qualifications Framework
For professional, vocational and other educational qualifications to be recognised in Australia, they must be listed in the AQF.
List of AQF qualifications
The table contains the qualifications listed in the AQF. These are recognised throughout the country.
|Level||Vocational Education and Training||Higher education|
|10|| ||Doctoral degree|
|9|| ||Masters degree|
|8||Vocational Graduate Diploma||Graduate Diploma|
|8||Vocational Graduate Certificate||Graduate Certificate, Honours Degree|
| 7|| ||Bachelor Degree|
| 6||Advanced Diploma ||Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma|
| 5||Diploma ||Diploma |
| 4||Certificate IV || |
| 3||Certificate III || |
| 2||Certificate II|| |
| 1||Certificate I || |
Assessment of overseas qualifications
To help qualified individuals from overseas continue their study in Australia or join the workforce Australian Education International
can assess overseas qualifications and provide a guide to their equivalent on the Australian Qualifications Framework. Assessments are provided for higher education, post-secondary technical and vocational qualifications.
For information about the assessment process, documents required and fees see the Australian Education International website Apply online for an assessment
of your qualifications.
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