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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 comply with the Standards for VET Accredited Courses 2012, Standards for Training Packages 2015 and the Australian Qualifications Framework.

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 (DOC). 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 $1145.
  • The fee for a major amendment is $2290.

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  • Amendment to VET accredited courses that include training package units in the course structure that have been superseded and are deemed equivalent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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