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 seven 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:
Expression of interest
We are seeking for expressions of interest from persons wanting to become approved VRQA accreditation advisors for a period of four years.
For more information, see:
Approved VRQA accreditation advisors
The independent accreditation advisers below are approved and appointed by the VRQA. They are experienced in course development and the 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.
Advisers at TAFE institutions
| George Adda|
CMM Engineering Industries Electrical/Electronics
Box Hill Institute of TAFE
Private Bag 2014
Box Hill Vic 3128
Tel: 03 9286 9880
| Cheryl Bartolo|
CMM Service Industries Transport
Tel: 03 9919 5302
| Kate Bryce|
CMM Primary Industries
Yarra Bend Road
Fairfield Vic 3078
Tel: 03 9269 1391
| Nadia Casarotto|
CMM Service Industries General Studies and Further Education
PO Box 14428
Melbourne Vic 8001
Tel: 03 9919 5300
CMM Business Industries
Chisholm Institute of TAFE
PO Box 684
Dandenong Vic 3175
Tel: 03 9238 8501
| Autumn Shea|
CMM Human Services
Swinburne University of Technology (TAFE)
PO Box 218
Hawthorn Vic 3122
Tel: 03 9214 8501
To download the list, see: