The National Qualifications Framework (NQF) is the system that records the credits assigned to each level of learning achievement in a formal way to ensure that the skills and knowledge that have been learned are recognized throughout the country.
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What is a NQF level 7 qualification?
The NQF consist of 10 levels divided into three bands; Levels 1 to 4 equate to high school grades 9 to 12 or vocational training, 5 to 7 are college diplomas and technical qualifications, 7 to 10 are university degrees
|2||Grade 10 and National (vocational) Certificates level 2|
|3||Grade 11 and National (vocational) Certificates level 3|
|4||Grade 12 (National Senior Certificate) and National (vocational) Cert. level 4|
|5||Higher Certificates and Advanced National (vocational) Cert.|
|6||National Diploma and Advanced certificates|
|7||Bachelor’s degree, Advanced Diplomas, Post Graduate Certificate, and B-tech|
|8||Honors degree, Post Graduate Diploma, and Professional Qualifications|
What are the 7 quality areas
The seven quality areas covered by the National Quality Standard are:
- QA 1 – Educational program and practice
- QA 2 – Children’s health and safety
- QA 3 – Physical environment
- QA 4 – Staffing arrangements
- QA 5 – Relationships with children
- QA 6 – Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
- QA 7 – Leadership and service management
What are the five components of the NQF?
The National Quality Framework includes:
- the National Law and the National Regulations
- the National Quality Standard
- a national quality rating and assessment process
- a Regulatory Authority in each state or territory that regulates services and administers the assessment and rating process
- a national body to oversee the system – ACECQA
What are the four components of the NQF?
The NQF includes:
- National Law and National Regulations.
- National Quality Standard.
- Assessment and Quality Rating Process.
- National Learning Frameworks.