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Amend a VET accredited course

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

  • Your application must provide evidence that, if amended, the course will remain relevant and continue to with the Standards for VET Accredited Courses 2012 and the Australian Qualifications Framework.
  • If ASQA approves amendments, you are responsible for informing individuals and organisations that have permission to use the course about the amendments.
  • If the proposed amendments will significantly alter the course outcomes, ASQA may require you to submit an application to accredit a new course. Information on how ASQA assesses the significance of amendments to accredited courses is shown below.

Which form do I use?

Use the Application to amend an accredited course (PDF). Submit the completed form to courses [at] asqa.gov.au.

Is there a fee?

There are two fees for amending an accredited course:

  • The fee for a minor amendment is $1,145.
  • The fee for a major amendment is $2,290.

What is a minor and a major amendment?

Examples of minor amendments to VET accredited courses include:

  • Amendment to VET accredited courses that include training package units in the course structure that have been superseded and are deemed equivalent
  • Amendment to VET accredited courses that include training packages units deemed not equivalent but do not impact on the outcome of the course
  • Amendment to wording in sections of the VET accredited course document to reflect current industry practices/requirements, entry requirements, assessment strategy including performance evidence, trainer/assessor requirements.

Examples of major amendments to VET accredited courses include:

  • Amendment to VET accredited courses that include training package units that have been deleted from the parent training package
  • Amendment to VET accredited courses to include additional training package units as electives that do not impact on the outcome of the course
  • Amendment to VET accredited courses to include additional enterprise units as elective options that do not impact on the outcome of the course.

For further information on whether a proposed amendment would be classified as minor or major, email accreditation [at] asqa.gov.au.

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

How long does an amendment take?

ASQA will usually issue a notification of its 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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