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Apply for VET course accreditation

Course accreditation involves five stages:

  • Stage 1—Preliminary research and consultation.
  • Stage 2—Course development.
  • Stage 3—Course design and submission.
  • Stage 4—Assessment.
  • Stage 5—Decision.

Which form do I use?

Use the Application for course accreditation form—initial or renewal (DOC). Submit the completed application to courses [at] asqa.gov.au.

Is there a fee?

Applying for initial course accreditation involves two fees: an application lodgement fee ($500); and an application assessment fee ($7,570).

For a full list of fees and charges, please read the Guide to ASQA’s fees and charges 2018-19 (PDF).

How long does accreditation take?

In most cases, ASQA will process applications within six months if the application is complete, and complies with the Standards for VET Accredited Courses 2012 and the Australian Qualifications Framework.

You can check the progress of an application by emailing accreditation [at] asqa.gov.au.

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