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Education and training

What qualifications are available?

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) provides the framework for qualifications in the school, vocational education and training (VET) and higher education sectors in Australia.

AQF qualifications are recognised around Australia and internationally.

The AQF allows students to start at the level that suits them and then build up their qualifications as their needs and interests develop and change over time.

You can earn an AQF qualification in several different ways and from many different types of training and education providers.

What qualifications can I get?

Listed below are the qualifications available through the AQF.  Entry criteria for courses vary from qualification to qualification and may depend on previous learning and experience.

Look at the job or field of work you are interested in to work out which qualification you will need.

  • Certificate of Secondary Education – WACE
  • certificate I to IV
  • diploma
  • advanced diploma  * associate degree
  • bachelor degree
  • bachelor degree with honors * graduate certificate  * graduate diploma
  • masters degree
  • doctoral degree

For a brief outline of qualifications up to the advanced diploma level go to Qualifications explained.

Training qualification help

If you need help with information about training qualifications or assistance planning your study or training pathways contact the Career Centre and speak with a qualified career practitioner.

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