What is the AQF?
The Australian Government designed the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) to ensure that qualification titles across the country are consistent and represent the same high standards of education. The AQF regulates all Australian qualifications and provides clear rules about the level of education each qualification title represents. Each qualification generally leads into the next qualification up the list (see below) in the education framework. Please refer to https://www.aqf.edu.au/what-is-the-aqf for complete details.
It is important to note the Graduate Diploma is AQF level 8 which is one level above Bachelor degree (AQF-7) and one level below Master degree (AQF-9) and Graduate Diploma qualifications are available for accreditation and issuance in both higher education and vocational education and training. Please refer to https://www.aqf.edu.au/aqf-qualifications for complete details.