Preliminary research

What you need to know

There are over 60 endorsed training packages. In total, these contain over 14,000 qualifications, 17,000 units of competency and 1200 skill sets.

Before developing a course for accreditation, you should:

  • establish if there is a need for the course
  • consult with relevant stakeholders
  • check that the course will not duplicate the title or outcomes of an existing training package qualification, unit of competency, or accredited Crown copyright course.

Courses cannot be accredited if their outcomes can be achieved through existing training package qualifications.

To apply to add an existing qualification to your RTO's scope of registration, see:

Research tips

Consult with relevant skills service organisations (SSOs), industry, enterprise, education or community groups, employee organisations, regulatory or licensing bodies, and curriculum maintenance managers (CMMs) about your proposed course.

For SSO and CMM contact details, see:

Search all the national training packages for any qualifications or units of competency that match your proposed course or outcomes.

To search national training packages, see:

Search all the Crown copyright accredited courses for any qualifications or units of competency that match your proposed course or outcomes.

To search accredited Crown copyright courses, see:


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