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Standards for VET Accredited Courses

The Standards for VET Accredited Courses 2012 apply to courses accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) from commencement of its operations on 1 July 2011. The purpose of standards is to formally identify the standards that apply to course design.

The Standards also apply to courses that were accredited by state and territory bodies prior to the referral of their VET regulation powers to the Commonwealth, and the states' transition to the national arrangements.

The Standards are a legislative instrument under subsection 188(1) of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011.

Updated Users’ guide to the Standards for VET Accredited Courses

ASQA has developed an online version of the Users’ guide to the Standards for VET Accredited Courses (PDF 2.9MB). The updated guide provides information that can help course owners and developers to achieve and maintain regulatory compliance. The guide also includes information on developing units of competency for inclusion in an accredited course in accordance with the Standards for Training Packages.

The guide provides information about each standard; information about how course owners can demonstrate compliance; and examples of what compliance may look like. While the guide is not a checklist for compliance, equipped with this information, each course owner can apply the Standards to their unique course.