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Stage 2—Course development

Your accredited course must be developed using the Accredited course document template (DOC).

The accredited course document template provides the basis for training and assessment by RTOs that will deliver the course. The document also demonstrates that the course complies with the Standards for VET Accredited Courses 2012, Standards for Training Packages and the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Consult with stakeholders

During course development, it is essential that you consult with the key stakeholders identified in the VET course concept, and other relevant stakeholders with an interest in your course. This consultation is essential to ensure course details are validated, including:

  • intended skills and knowledge outcomes can be achieved by demonstrating competence in the   units of competency
  • course structure and pathways provide the desired outcome
  • the assessment strategy outlined in Section B:6.1 of the course document is appropriate.

Prior to submitting the application for ASQA’s consideration, you must consult with the relevant Skills Service Organisation (SSO) or Industry Reference Council (IRC) for any courses that fall within an area of coverage by of these organisations.

You must submit evidence to demonstrate this consultation has occurred with your course accreditation application, using the following two documents:

For more information on SSOs or IRCs click here.

Endorsed training package units

A VET course cannot be accredited if it duplicates existing training package content. You must investigate which endorsed training package units may be suitable for inclusion in your course. The content of all endorsed training package units can be found on training.gov.au

If a training package unit is not available, you can develop your own units (enterprise units) as part of the course. Enterprise units must be developed in collaboration with technical experts and practitioners, and comply with the requirements of the Standards for Training Packages 2015. A course will not be accredited with enterprise units if there are existing training package units available that address the same outcomes.