The purpose of the Standards is to ensure that an accredited course:
- meets industry, education, legislative, enterprise or community needs
- provides appropriate competency outcomes and a satisfactory basis for assessment
- meets national quality assurance requirements, and
- is aligned to the appropriate level of the Australian Qualifications Framework where it leads to a VET qualification.
The Standards for VET Accredited Courses 2021 is a legislative instrument comprising three parts, plus an Appendix containing the National course document template. Parts 1 and 2 cover preliminary information, introduction and purpose of the Standards. This guide focuses on Part 3, consisting of Standards 9 and 10, which concern the development and/or redevelopment of accredited courses.