All PIA Degrees are recognised by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). The AQF was established in 1995 and is a national policy that covers qualifications from the tertiary education sector (higher education and vocational education and training) in addition to the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education.
The purpose of AQF recognition is to provide a nationally consistent approach to course recognition and consistency as well as a common understanding across Australia of what defines every accredited qualification.
The AQF is constructed in the form of levels from Level 1 for Certificates to Level 10 for Doctorates. PIA offers courses at AQF levels 5 (Diploma) to 9 (Masters).