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Australia

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Structure of Higher Education System

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Higher education in Australia refers to university and non university higher education institutions which award degree or sub degree qualifications based on the Australian Qualifications Framework. Australia has self accrediting public and private universities, self accrediting higher education institutions, and accredited higher education institutions. Universities and other self accrediting higher education institutions are established or recognised under state and territory or Commonwealth legislation. Non self accrediting higher education institutions and their programmes are accredited by state and territory government authorities. The Australian Qualifications Framework register lists self accrediting institutions and links to lists of non self accrediting institutions in each state and territory (http://www.aqf.edu.au/register/aqf-register/). Universities are autonomous multidisciplinary institutions that are responsible for...

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