The Australian Qualifications Framework
The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a national policy designed to regulate qualifications in the higher education sector. These standards cover the level of knowledge, skills, and the application of knowledge and skills, expected of students at varying qualification levels. The AQF has recently been revised to include additional guidelines for course content and duration, which has impacted on courses offered at UOW.
From January 2015, all students commencing study must be enrolled in an AQF compliant course. This means that students who are currently enrolled in courses that commenced prior to 2015, will not be affected by AQF course changes. Current students are encouraged to review the Course Handbook Archive entry for their year of enrolment to ensure they are following the correct course structure.
For students who are intending to transfer into a different course in 2015, or articulate between courses, should seek academic advice as entry requirements, credit arrangements, duration, credit points of course and / or the course structure may have changed.
AQF Compliant Courses
All courses at UOW have been validated for AQF course compliance in 2014 and have been approved by the Academic Senate and the DVC (A). All courses delivered at UOW from January 1, 2015 are AQF Compliant. All courses meet the AQF requirements as specified in the AQF Second Edition January 2013.
Summary of AQF Changes
Faculty of Business
Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
Faculty of Social Sciences