Levels of Education
Australian Qualifications Framework
The Australian education system is distinguished from many other countries by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). The AQF was introduced in 1995 and is a national policy that covers qualifications in Australia encompassing schools, Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Higher Education.
The AQF has 10 levels and links school, vocational and university education qualifications into one national system. This allows you to move easily from one level of study to the next, and from one institution to another, as long as you satisfy student visa requirements. It allows for choice and flexibility in career planning. All qualifications in the AQF help to prepare you for further study and to embark on your career. For more information, please visit the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Tuition Protection Service
The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is an initiate of the Australian Government to assist international students whose education providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study. In the unlikely event that your education provider is unable to deliver a course that you have paid for and (1) does not meet their obligations to either offer you an alternative course that you accept or (2) pay you a refund of your unspent prepaid tuition fees, the TPS will assist you to find an alternative course or to get a refund if a suitable alternative is not found.
Therefore, as an international student in Australia, you will have the assurance that your tuition fees and interests will always be protected and you will not be out of pocket. For more information, please refer to the Tuition Protection Service (TPS)