Apply for course accreditation
Course accreditation involves five key stages. When developing a course for accreditation, follow the process documented in these stages. If you have a query not covered in these process pages, please view our course accreditation FAQs.
Please note that course accreditation applications are subject to fees and charges.
ASQA's approach to course accreditation
ASQA complies with the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 and the Standards for VET Regulators 2015 in carrying out its course accreditation functions.
A responsive and thorough assessment
We will only accredit a course if satisfied that:
- there is a need for the course
- the course outcomes do not duplicate any endorsed Training Package outcomes.
We commit to providing timely and responsive service and keep applicants informed throughout the accreditation process.
Clarity of role and independence
ASQA engages with course developers and course owners during the assessment process.
As an independent statutory authority, we cannot provide consultancy services. In addition, our role as a regulator means we cannot teach applicants how to follow the standards.
Transparency and continuous improvement
ASQA commits to transparency in its accreditation processes and activities.
We monitor the effectiveness, efficiency, and consistency of the course accreditation processes through:
- annual accreditation surveys
- client feedback
- internal continuous improvement processes.
Information gathered through these monitoring activities informs our strategies for improvement.