- Course accreditation
- Users’ guide to Standards for VET Accredited Courses
- Standard 10.11 – Entry requirements
Standard 10.11 – Entry requirements
This Standard relates to Section B: 5.2 of the National course document template.
Entry requirements do not form part of the course, but outline the knowledge, skills and experience required to enter and successfully undertake a VET accredited course. These requirements may be ‘mandatory’ or ‘recommended’. Not all courses have entry requirements.
Entry requirements should be developed in consultation with key stakeholders.
Entry requirements should be expressed in terms of qualifications, units of competency or required experience on the course document, and may include licensing or industry recognised standards.
For example, students may be required to:
- hold a particular qualification or industry membership
- hold a particular industry-relevant licence
- demonstrate two years’ experience in industry.
The course may also identify recommended entry requirements that will assist participants in achieving the intended course outcomes.
- specifying the level of language, mathematical or other skills required by the course
- requiring the student to demonstrate potential to undertake study at the relevant AQF level.
If you do identify requirements that limit entry, you will need to justify these. A course cannot impose any explicit limitations to entry that are discriminatory, such as requirements based on gender or social background.