MNQF consists of the following features:
The qualifications recognized in the MNQF are classified in two groups: (1) Further Education and Training, and (2) Higher Education.
The levels of qualifications (e.g. Certificate I and Certificates II) are differentiated based on the breadth, depth and complexity of knowledge and skills that are included in various qualifications.
All qualifications in the MNQF have a purpose and are interrelated to each other, providing for articulation from one qualification to the other by recognizing prior learning.
Qualifications recognized within the MNQF will be readily understood by the public, credible and useful to the employers.
MNQF provides pathways for life-long learning. The recommended minimum credit hours and credit points for each qualification are provided.
The length of time it would normally take to complete a course leading to each qualification is expressed in weeks and academic years.