Australia consists of 41 government-recognized Universities and Number of Government recognized Technical and Further Education (TAFE) Institutions and Colleges. All Australian Universities are established or recognized by Legislation enacted by Australia’s state or Federal Government. Australia has a single comprehensive system of twelve qualifications known as Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). This distinguishes Australia from many other Countries with unconnected qualifications. The AQF is endorsed by the Australian Government and recognized throughout Australia and by other countries.
The tertiary education in Australia can be broadly classified under 3 different categories.