The Malaysian Qualifications Framework

The Cabinet, at its meeting on 21 December 2005, has agreed to the implementation of the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF) as a platform for the higher education quality system as well as a reference for programme standards and criteria.


MQF is an instrument that develops and classifies qualifications based on a set of criteria that are approved nationally and benchmarked against international best practices. It also clarifies the earned academic levels, learning outcomes of study areas and credit system based on student academic load. These criteria are accepted and used for all qualifications awarded by recognized higher education providers. Hence, MQF integrates with and links all national qualifications.


MQF also provides educational pathways through which it links qualifications systematically. These pathways will enable the individual to progress through credit transfers and accreditation of prior experiential learning, in the context of lifelong learning.

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