The Final Report of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Review was released by the Australian Government today.
In 2018 we had held an AQF Review Terms of Reference Session and then very actively participated in the Review lead by Prof. Peter Noonan who had also keynoted at our inaugural National Summit on Micro‐Credentialing and Accreditation in Melbourne. We supported targeted review sessions for Professional Associations and submitted a formal Submission on behalf of our Member Organisations: https://submissions.education.gov.au/Forms/AQF2019/Documents/109-Professions-Australia.pdf.
Read the AQF Review Final Report here.
Note: On 9 December the Australian Government accepted all the recommendations of the review in relation to higher education. It also accepted the aims of the recommendations of the review in relation to vocational education, contingent on further discussions with state and territory governments. While the Final Report does not reccommend the inclusion of Micro-Credentials in the AQF, the industry’s interest in new credentialled and assessed short units of learning continues unabated.