Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) regulates education and training in Australia. The motto of AQF is to incorporate education and training into a single comprehensive framework. The framework offers guidelines from time to time regarding learning outcomes, accreditation and assessment of qualifications, and pathways. These guidelines help students move between subjects, carry on the credits and switching institutes.
As of 2014, Australia has 38 public universities and 3 private universities. Based on the frameworks’ guidelines, individual university set their own set of admission requirements that every student has to borne.
The minimum eligibility criteria for most institutes is completion of thirteen years of school education; in addition some institutes require interview, portfolio or any other form that demonstrates a potential student’s aptitude before granting admission.