Australian Qualifications Framework

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for Australian qualifications in vocational and higher education.

The AQF was introduced across the tertiary education sector between 2011 and 2015. From January 2015, all new RMIT University students have been undertaking programs that comply with AQF standards. Most of RMIT’s qualifications issued before 2015 were already consistent with the AQF.

AQF qualifications are valued by industry locally and internationally, and RMIT’s commitment to the AQF gives our students an advantage in seeking employment.


Under the AQF, some postgraduate programs have a longer duration. You may be eligible for exemptions for previous learning. For more information, check program details iin your area of interest.


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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer