Course accreditation

The updates align to the recently endorsed Standards for VET Accredited Courses 2021. 

The new Standards for VET Accredited Courses 2021 came into effect on 23 March 2021.


ASQA has been advised by Consumer and Business Services South Australia that RTOs who deliver responsible service of alcohol training in South Australia must

ASQA is introducing a new process for renewal of accreditation applications.

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A change in the timeframe for submitting VET course concepts for initial accreditation will apply to all submissions received by ASQA after 31 March 2020.

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ASQA has been working closely with the NCVER to increase transparency and maximise alignment of data published on the national register for VET accredited courses and training packages.

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.

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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.

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