The ABDC is broadly in agreement with the points raised in the Australian Qualifications Framework Review Discussion Paper and remains committed to the ongoing development of the AQF so it can continue to provide clarity through a qualification framework that supports educational pathways and focuses on clearly defined graduate outcomes.
It is essential for the AQF to remain relevant to the modern labour market, given the changing nature of work and the growing importance of new skills and learning methods.
Any changes to the AQF should allow Australian qualifications to be easily compared to those gained in other countries or jurisdictions.
With the increasing globalisation of tertiary education, students need the ability to transfer in and out of the Australian education system as seamlessly as possible. The ABDC’s response to the AQF Review focuses on the Major Contextual Issues and Areas for Major Change.
The full submission can be downloaded here.