Course concept proposal

What you need to know

Before developing a course for accreditation, you need to prepare a course concept proposal and submit it to us for approval.

The proposal must include evidence that:

  • you have undertaken preliminary research and consultation to confirm there is an established need for the course
  • the vocational, educational or community purpose of the course can be identified
  • the proposed course does not duplicate endorsed qualifications or units of competency
  • major industry stakeholders have agreed to advise on the development of the course and participate in a steering committee.

You may wish to consult an accreditation adviser when developing your proposal.

You must pay a course accreditation fee at this stage of the process.

After we have approved your course concept proposal, you have 12 months to submit the course accreditation submission.

Approval for your course concept proposal does not mean your course will be accredited.  The course submission will be evaluated against the AQTF Standards for Accredited Courses.

For more information, see:

How to submit your proposal

Please complete an application form:

Send us your completed application by email:

Or post to:

VET and Industry Engagement Unit
Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority
GPO Box 2317
Melbourne VIC 3001

We will invoice you for the course accreditation fee. Once you have paid the fee in full, we will assess your application.

High-risk proposals

When assessing your proposed course, we will consider whether it has the potential to be high risk.

High-risk courses may involve any of the following:

  • penetration of the skin
  • possible invasive treatments
  • risk of infection
  • physical manipulation
  • serious contraindications may apply
  • treatments that deal with or may impact on the mental or emotional health of a client
  • possible financial impact on a client
  • first aid treatments
  • working in a dangerous or hazardous environment
  • working with equipment that has the potential to cause injury
  • working with animals
  • working with children.

If any aspect of your proposal is deemed to be high risk, you will need to include a risk assessment, signed by the steering committee chair, with your accreditation submission.

For more information, see:

For the next step in the VET accreditation process, see: