In Australia, the term 'higher education' generally refers to education at degree level and above.
In the Australian Qualifications Framework , higher education courses are those leading to the award of:
Some courses leading to the award of a diploma or advanced diploma may also be accredited as higher education.
Almost all higher education in Australia is offered by universities. A small but growing number of non self-accrediting higher education institutions and overseas institutions also offer accredited higher education courses.
This page was last reviewed on 02 Jun 2010