The Standards for VET Accredited Courses 2012 and the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) apply to courses accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). The Standards are a legislative instrument under subsection 188(1) of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011.

Accreditation is formal confirmation that the course:

  • is nationally recognised
  • meets an established industry, enterprise, educational, legislative or community need
  • provides appropriate competency outcomes and a satisfactory basis for assessment
  • meets national quality assurance requirements
  • is aligned appropriately to the AQF where it leads to a qualification.

Each VET accredited course is allocated a national code and is listed on the national register,

The copyright of a VET accredited course is owned by an individual or organisation, whose contact details are listed on the national register. The content of the course is not publicly available.

Accreditation means a course may be eligible:

  • For listing on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS), meaning the course can be marketed and delivered to overseas students
  • For participant/employer financial assistance through various government agencies, or
  • For relief from GST on courses.
  • For Austudy, Abstudy and other entitlements
  • To achieve an occupational licensing or regulatory outcome.

A VET accredited course must fulfill a training need not addressed by a training package, or address training in a new or emerging area.

A VET accredited course can be accredited for all qualification types recognised under the AQF that are eligible for delivery within the VET sector, including Certificate I, II, III, IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma.

You can also apply to accredit a course that results in a Statement of Attainment outcome.

Anybody can develop a course for accreditation but accredited courses can only be delivered by registered training organisations (RTOs) that:

  • Own the course or have permission from the course owner to deliver the accredited course, and
  • Have the accredited course on their VET scope of registration.


Why you need us for your accredited course development

Preparing the accreditation application for your course can mean a significant investment of time and precious resources. We offer a range of consulting services for training resource owners who wish to have their course accredited, whether you wish to accredit a new course or renew one, we can help.

The accreditation process includes a number of steps:

  • Course development, including industry and stakeholder consultation
  • Accreditation preparation
  • Accreditation submission
  • Accreditation assessment by the course accrediting body
  • Rectification of identified issues, if any exist
  • Accreditation

Any accredited course application must comply with:

What we will provide/do for you

Preparing the accreditation Our website course accreditation consultants have extensive experience in the development of accredited courses, industry consultation, preparation of accredited course submission and dealing with accrediting bodies

Our consultants can cater for all your course accreditation needs. We Can:

  • Help you develop the course
  • Help you manage the industry consultation process
  • Help to prepare the accreditation application faster by:
    • Helping you understand the accreditation process
    • The standards for accredited courses and
    • The requirements of the course accrediting body
  • Can evaluate your course ensuring compliance with the applicable Standardss
  • Can make the accreditation submission and liaise with the course accrediting body on your behalf
  • Can help you to respond to the accrediting body if further information is required
  • Can assist you with one or every stage of the accreditation process. You choose the level of support.

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