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Amend a course

Course owners can apply to make amendments to a VET accredited course during its accreditation period.

Before submitting a course amendment application, consider the following:

How to amend your course

Download the Application to amend an accredited course (DOC).

Submit the completed form to

Minor vs. major amendments

Examples of minor amendments to VET accredited courses include:

  • substitution of superseded training package units with current equivalent units
  • changes where training packages units are deemed non-equivalent, but the outcome of the course is not affected
  • changes to wording in the course document to reflect current industry practices/requirements, entry requirements, assessment strategy or trainer/assessor requirements.

Examples of major amendments to VET accredited courses include:

  • changes to courses where training package units have been deleted from the parent training package
  • the addition of extra training package or enterprise units as electives that do not impact on the outcome of the course
  • the addition of extra enterprise units as elective options that do not impact on the outcome of the course.

For further information on whether we would regard a proposed amendment as minor or major, email us at

Amendment fees

Fees and charges relief

ASQA is waiving some fees and charges for VET providers and accredited course owners from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2021.

The fee for amending an accredited course depends on whether the amendment is minor or major:

  • The fee for a minor amendment is $1145.
  • The fee for a major amendment is $2290.

For a full list of fees and charges, please read the Guide to ASQA’s fees and charges 2019-20 (PDF).

Outcome of your application

We will usually issue a notification of our decision within 40 working days of receiving a complete application.

Course amendments by ASQA

In certain circumstances, ASQA may initiate amendments to a VET accredited course. ASQA will notify you if it initiates an amendment to your course.

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