About this guide
This guide is intended to help course owners seeking accreditation for a new course or wanting to renew accreditation of an existing course.
The guide aims to:
- help course owners interpret and apply the Standards and the Australian Qualifications Framework
- provide resources to help course owners develop a new VET accredited course or review an existing course when seeking to renew accreditation.
Course owners may also find the guide useful when monitoring and evaluating existing courses to ensure they remain relevant and current.
It may also be used by ASQA officers to ensure consistency when assessing courses for accreditation.
This guide is not part of the Standards and has no legal authority. It does not prescribe what evidence is needed to demonstrate compliance with the Standards and it should not be considered as a checklist. Each course is different, so individual course owners are best placed to decide how to demonstrate that a proposed course complies with the relevant requirements.
The guide aims to help course owners better understand the requirements for accreditation by providing a detailed explanation of each of the relevant standards, tips on how to collect and present required information, and real world case studies to illustrate how the standards apply in practice.
The guide will be updated from time to time on the ASQA website. Any printed copy of the guide should be checked for currency against the most recent digital version.