The Pacific Qualifications Framework (PQF) aims to facilitate the realisation of a good quality education and training system in the Pacific region. It is a meta-framework or a reference framework. The PQF will establish comparability and facilitate recognition of qualifications across Pacific countries’ education and training systems, as well as with other regional or international frameworks. The PQF will also serve as a national qualifications framework for those Pacific countries that may not have the capacity to develop a national qualifications framework. The PQF level descriptors can be applied to complete qualifications and components of qualifications.
The framework helps to alleviate poverty in that it paves the way for personal, social and professional development, the PQF promotes Pacific peoples’ access to good quality education and training, and employment in any form.