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DEGREE & HIGHER EDUCATION

Australian Universities and Private institutions offer a wide range of courses leading to three main types of qualifications: Bachelor (Single or Double,) Master and Doctoral Degrees.

University / Private Institution Education 
 

AQF levels (Australia Qualifications Framework) and the AQF levels criteria are an indication of the relative complexity and/or depth of achievement and the autonomy required to demonstrate that achievement. Degrees and Higher Education are classified under AQF Level 7 - 10,  AQF level 1 has the lowest complexity and AQF level 10 has the highest complexity. 

 

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Level 7 – Bachelor Degree
  • Summary : Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement and responsibility in contexts that require self-directed work and learning within broad parameters to provide specialist advice and functions.

  • Duration :  3 Years

  • Requirement :  Minimum English of IELTS Academic 6.5 and Year 12 or its overseas equivalent; or a VET Diploma or Advanced Diploma

 

Level 8 – Bachelor Honours Degree
  • Summary : Graduates at this level will have advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills in one or more discipliones of practice in order to be able to select and apply methods and technologies to analyse critically, evaluate and transform information to complete a range of activities, generate and transmit solutions to complex problems as well as transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others.

  • Duration :  4 Years 

  • Requirement : Minimum English of IELTS Academic 6.5 and Year 12 or its overseas equivalent; or a VET Diploma or Advanced Diploma

Level 8 –  Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma
  • Summary : Graduates at this level will have advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills in one or more discipliones of practice in order to be able to select and apply methods and technologies to analyse critically, evaluate and transform information to complete a range of activities, generate and transmit solutions to complex problems as well as transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others.

  • Duration :  6 months or 1 year

  • Requirement : Minimum English of IELTS Academic 6.5 - 7.0  and a (relevant) Bachelor Degree

Level 9 – Masters Degree
  • Summary :  Graduates at this level will have expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills in a body of knowledge or practice to independently analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories research and apply established theories to a body of knowledge or practice, interpret and transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

  • Duration : 1 year to 2 years 

  • Requirement :  Minimum English of IELTS Academic 7.0 - 7.5 and a Bachelor Degree (Honors) or a (relevant) Bachelor Degree

 

Level 10 – Doctoral Degree
  • Summary :  Graduates at this level will have expert, specialised cognitive, technical and research skills in a discipline area to independently and systematically engage in critical reflection, synthesis and evaluation; develop, adapt and implement research methodologies to extend and redefine existing knowledge or professional practice; disseminate and promote new insights to peers and the community; and generate original knowledge and understanding to make a substantial contribution to a discipline or area of professional practice.

  • Duration :  Typically 3 years or more 

  • Requirement : Minimum English of IELTS Academic 7.5 - 8.0, a relevant Masters Degree , and a supervisor assigned (Professor

 

Source: aqf.edu.au