Australian Qualifications Framework toolkit

A focus on ensuring excellent learning outcomes for students drives our rigorous quality management approach to developing and reviewing courses and programs. We follow the standards outlined in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). The AQF is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training.

Here you will find resources to assist you to ensure courses and programs are compliant with the AQF.

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) regulates and assures the quality of our sector. They have information about:

  • gaining accreditation for courses
  • resources to assist with meeting quality standards
  • examples of best practice.

Guidelines for faculties

Mapping courses

Graduate learning outcome mapping templates:

Recognition of prior learning

Business plans


Key policies related to AQF

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.