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The Australian Qualification Framework (AQF)

Further insight into the skills and learning outcomes you have achieved by completing your research degree can be obtained by viewing the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) specifications for your level of qualification.

All University of Adelaide research degrees comply with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). 

The AQF is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. It incorporates the qualifications from each education and training sector into a single comprehensive national qualifications framework.  The AQF ensures that employers, educational institutions and students all have an understanding of the standards required to attain an AQF compliant qualification at any given level.  The AQF standards range from certificate I qualifications (AQF Level 1) to masters degrees by research (AQF Level 9) and doctoral degrees (AQF Level 10).

Further information about the AQF and the specifications and learning descriptor outcomes for each AQF level of qualification is available online.


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