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Renew a VET accredited course

Before applying to renew your course, you must ensure it complies with current standards and meets current industry needs.

  • Provide evidence to demonstrate there is an ongoing industry, enterprise, education, legislative or community need for the course.
  • Fully review your course content for potential duplication with training package content. New training package units of competency, skill sets and qualifications may have been endorsed since your course was last accredited. ASQA will only consider renewing your course if it does not duplicate the outcomes of existing training package content.
  • Update your accredited course document. Refer to section B: 3.2 of this template for specific guidance on reviewing a course document for renewal of accreditation.

When should I apply?

Owners of existing courses must apply to renew accreditation at least 90 days before accreditation expires.

If you submit your application before this deadline, the course accreditation will remain valid while ASQA processes your application. A formal application to extend the accreditation of the course will not be required.

Which form do I use?

Use the Application for course accreditation form—initial or renewal (DOC). Submit the completed form via email to courses [at] asqa.gov.au.

Is there a fee?

Renewing course accreditation involves two fees: an application lodgement fee ($500); and an application assessment fee ($7,570).

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

How long does renewal of accreditation take?

You should allow at least six months for ASQA to assess your application. In most cases, ASQA will process applications within six months if the application is complete, and complies with the Standards for VET Accredited Courses 2012 and the Australian Qualifications Framework.

You can check the progress of your application by emailing accreditation [at] asqa.gov.au.

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