Accredited courses

What is a VET accredited course?

A VET accredited course has been assessed by ASQA as compliant with the Standards for VET Accredited Courses 2012 and the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Accreditation is formal confirmation that the course:

  • is nationally recognised
  • meets an established industry, enterprise, educational, legislative or community need
  • provides appropriate competency outcomes and a satisfactory basis for assessment
  • meets national quality assurance requirements
  • is aligned appropriately to the AQF where it leads to a qualification.

Each VET accredited course is allocated a national code and is listed on the national VET register ( website).

The copyright of a VET accredited course is owned by an individual or organisation, whose contact details are listed on the national VET register. The substantive course content will not be publicly available, only the unit code and title for each unit of competency and course completion mapping will also be publicly available. [1]

How to access Victorian accredited course documents?

The Victorian Government funds the development and maintenance of some VET accredited courses. These courses are developed in response to Victorian industry, enterprise or community needs where no relevant training package or endorsed units of competency currently exist. [2]

The substantive course content is publicly available from the Victorian Government’s Department of Education  and Training website.

Step 1: Google ‘victorian accredited courses’

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Step 2: Select ‘Department Accredited Courses’

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Step 3: Search industry sectors


What types of courses can be accredited?

A VET accredited course must fulfill a training need not addressed by a training package, or address training in a new or emerging area.

A VET accredited course can be accredited for all qualification types recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) that are eligible for delivery within the VET sector. [1]

Who can deliver an accredited course?

Accredited courses can only be delivered by registered training organisations (RTOs) that own the course or have permission from the course owner to deliver the accredited course. And the RTO must have the accredited course on their VET scope of registration. [1]


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