Stage 2—Course development
National course document
You need to develop your accredited course using the National course document template.
The National course document template provides the basis for training and assessment by RTOs that will deliver the course.
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 validation of course details, including that the:
- 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 are encouraged to 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 need to submit evidence to demonstrate this consultation has occurred with your course accreditation application. The following documents are available to assist with this process:
Research endorsed training package units
If you are unable to find a training package unit of competency that covers a necessary area, you may develop enterprise units. You need to develop enterprise units in collaboration with technical experts and practitioners, and follow unit of competency template in the Standards for VET Accredited Courses.
If a course contains enterprise units that address the same outcomes as existing training package units, it will not be accredited.
You can find out more about researching endorsed training package units, including a case study, in Standard 9 of our Users’ guide to Standards for VET Accredited Courses. You can read about developing enterprise units in Standard 10.2.