Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
We must comprehend the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) when it comes to the Australian education system. The AQF is a nationwide set of qualification requirements that must be satisfied by higher education institutions, vocational education providers, and school-based training in Australia.
A programme (degree, diploma, certificate, etc.) is considered AQF recognised or AQF compliant if it fits the Framework's standards. You may find out if your qualification is AQF recognised by looking for the AQF logo on it or contacting the training institution where you completed your studies.
The Various college-level degrees provided under the AQF are -
Level 5 - Diploma (1-2 Years)
Students will gain specialised information and skills that will prepare them for skilled/paraprofessional jobs and future education.
Level 6 - Associate Degree (1.5 - 2 years)
Students are given comprehensive information and abilities to prepare them for paraprofessional/highly skilled jobs and future education.
Level 7 - Bachelors/Undergraduate (3-4 years)
An undergraduate degree is a 3-4 year degree designed to provide comprehensive and cohesive knowledge for a professional career or future education.
Level 8 - Bachelors Honours (0.5 - 1 year)
This is a specialised undergraduate degree that provides advanced knowledge and abilities for a highly skilled professional job or further education.
Level 9 - Masters/Postgraduate (1 - 2 years)
In Australia, a master's degree is a graduate degree at the expert level in a certain topic.
Level 10 - Doctorate/PhD (3-4 years)
The PhD, commonly known as a Doctorate in Australia, is the highest research award and the highest level on the Australian Qualifications Framework. It usually takes 3-4 years to complete a full-time programme; however, sure students may take longer.