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0208366, 0426675, 0641256, 0742456 and 0640237
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Offshore qualifications vs Aus standards

Country specific information - how does your qualification compare to the Australian qualification ?

The following table outlines equivalences between AQF levels in Australia and NVQ in the United Kingdom.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
U.K. Qualification Level (NVQ & GNVQ)
Certificate I  
Certificate II NVQ 1/GNVQ Foundation
Certificate III NVQ 2/GNVQ Intermediate
Certificate IV  
Diploma NVQ 3/Higher National Cerificate
Advanced Diploma NVQ 4/Higher National Diploma
Bachelor Degree Equivalent
Graduate Certificate Equivalent
Graduate Diploma NVQ 4
Masters Degree Equivalent
Doctoral Degree Equivalent

  • For trades and similar occupations, you need a qualification at the standard of (minimum) a Aus advanced diploma (NVQ 4 level) PLUS an apprenticeship
  • For professional occupations, you need at least a Bachelor degree level qualification




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