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What you need to know
VET accredited courses address skill requirements for industry, enterprises and the community, where these are not covered in nationally endorsed training packages. They can also meet training needs in new or emerging sectors.
We only accredit:
- Victorian Crown copyright courses
- courses for registered training organisations (RTOs) registered with us
- courses for organisations or individuals who are not RTOs.
We can accredit courses for all qualification types, from Certificate I to Graduate Diploma. We can also accredit short courses.
We cannot accredit courses if their outcomes can be achieved through existing training package qualifications.
All accredited courses must meet the requirements set out in the:
Once a course has been accredited it is listed on the state and national training registers:
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is responsible for accrediting courses outside the VRQA's jurisdiction.
Training Accreditation Council Western Australia is responsible for accrediting courses in Western Australia
For more information, see:
How to apply
There are 7 stages involved in accrediting a course. Please familiarise yourself with the process before getting started.
You will need to provide us with evidence that you have completed all the stages.
For more information about each stage, see:
Approved VRQA accreditation advisers
The independent accreditation advisers below are approved and appointed by the VRQA. They are experienced in course development and the VRQA course accreditation process.
They can help develop courses, as well as prepare and review accreditation submissions. An accreditation submission must be reviewed by two advisers not associated with the course development.
Accreditation advisers charge for their services, so you will need to contact them directly to discuss fees.