Course accreditation

There are two types of training products delivered by RTOs in the VET sector—training package qualifications and VET accredited courses. If you have identified a need for nationally recognised training not covered by a training package, a VET accredited course could be an option.

Carpentry student and tutor

VET accredited courses are accredited for a maximum of five years. The start and end dates of a course’s accreditation period are recorded on the national register.

The Standards for VET Accredited Courses 2012 require a course developer to provide:

Any organisation seeking to deliver a new or renewed accredited course must apply to have the course added to its scope of registration for delivery.

The method for allocating codes to units of competency is changing and will apply to VET accredited course applications received from 1 September 2019.

ASQA recently announced an update to our process for initial accreditation of a VET course.

ASQA has revised the application process for initial accreditation of a vocational education and training (VET) course.

ASQA has recently reviewed all current VET accredited courses that contain training package units of competency.

Within the VET sector there are two types of training products delivered by RTOs—training packages and VET accredited courses.


On 6 July 2018, ASQA introduced an application lodgement fee of $500 for all initial and renewal applications submitted for course accreditation by ASQA.

Was this page helpful?