The main objective of QA HiVETnet is to promote more parity of esteem between higher academic education and higher VET. This aim should be reached by defining “European Guidelines on Quality Assurance in Higher VET”, which should serve as a European reference for all HiVET providers and qualification awarding bodies.

In order to strengthen the cooperation among these institutions, a "European Network on Quality Assurance in Higher VET" will be established that should keep the subject matter on the political agenda also beyond the project and develop the guidelines further.