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Australian Qualification Framework

Wise offers nationally recognised qualifications at Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels through 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 was first introduced in 1995 to underpin the national system of qualifications in Australia encompassing higher education, vocational education and training within schools.

The advantages of studying a nationally recognised course are:

  • The AQF encourages lifelong learning and assists students to plan their careers and learning at whatever stage they are within their lives and wherever they live
  • AQF qualifications allow 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
  • The AQF supports national standards in education and training
  • AQF qualifications are recognised across Australia and internationally
  • The AQF ensures understanding of what each qualification's name and level means
  • The directory of registered training providers and accredited courses provide assurance that they are government approved.

 

AQF Level 1 – Certificate I

The purpose of the Certificate I qualification type is to qualify individuals with basic functional knowledge and skills to undertake work, further learning and community involvement.

Certificate I qualifications are located at level 1 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Certificate I qualifications must be designed and accredited to enable graduates to demonstrate the learning outcomes expressed as knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills specified in the level 1 criteria and the Certificate I descriptor.

 

AQF Level 2 – Certificate II

The purpose of the Certificate II qualification type is to qualify individuals to undertake mainly routine work and as a pathway to further learning.

Certificate II qualifications are located at level 2 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Certificate II qualifications must be designed and accredited to enable graduates to demonstrate the learning outcomes expressed as knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills specified in the level 2 criteria and the Certificate II descriptor.

 

AQF Level 3 – Certificate III

The purpose of the Certificate III qualification type is to qualify individuals who apply a broad range of knowledge and skills in varied contexts to undertake skilled work and as a pathway for further learning.

Certificate III qualifications are located at level 3 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Certificate III qualifications must be designed and accredited to enable graduates to demonstrate the learning outcomes expressed as knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills specified in the level 3 criteria and the Certificate III descriptor.

 

AQF Level 4 – Certificate IV

The purpose of the Certificate IV qualification type is to qualify individuals who apply a broad range of specialised knowledge and skills in varied contexts to undertake skilled work and as a pathway for further learning.

Certificate IV qualifications are located at level 4 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Certificate IV qualifications must be designed and accredited to enable graduates to demonstrate the learning outcomes expressed as knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills specified in the level 4 criteria and the Certificate IV descriptor.

 

AQF Level 5 – Diploma

The purpose of the Diploma qualification type is to qualify individuals who apply integrated technical and theoretical concepts in a broad range of contexts to undertake advanced skilled or paraprofessional work and as a pathway for further learning.

Diploma qualifications are located at level 5 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Diploma qualifications must be designed and accredited to enable graduates to demonstrate the learning outcomes expressed as knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills specified in the level 5 criteria and the Diploma descriptor.

Diploma qualifications are available for accreditation and issuance in both higher education and vocational education and training.

 

AQF Level 6 - Advanced Diploma

The purpose of the Advanced Diploma qualification type is to qualify individuals who apply specialised knowledge in a range of contexts to undertake advanced skilled or paraprofessional work and as a pathway for further learning.

Advanced Diploma qualifications are located at level 6 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Advanced Diploma qualifications must be designed and accredited to enable graduates to demonstrate the learning outcomes expressed as knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills specified in the level 6 criteria and the Advanced Diploma descriptor.

Advanced Diploma qualifications are available for accreditation and issuance in both higher education and vocational education and training.

 

Statements of Attainment

Wise Education Group also offers Statements of Attainment in a range of specialised areas. These course include units of competency from nationally recognised courses and are designed to provide specific skills or knowledge.

For example, Wise offers a Statement of Attainment in a Hospitality Food Safety Skill Set. This Statement of Attainment includes the two units of competency from the Hospitality Services National Training Package required by individuals that are currently seeking to work in hospitality service.