Most VET courses consist of units of competency developed through a national consultation process with industry and are published in training packages. VET is also delivered through accredited courses.
Training packages are updated to meet the needs of industry, enterprises and individuals. When this happens, new or revised qualifications can supersede those on a registered training organisation's (RTO's) scope of registration.
We encourage RTOs to move to the newest version of a course as soon as practicable so their students are not disadvantaged.
An RTO cannot enrol new students in:
- a superseded training package product after a certain date
- an accredited course after its expiry date.
This is known as the transition period. Students who are already enrolled must complete their training in a timely manner, or be transferred to the new training package product as appropriate.
Your RTO may continue to enrol students in a superseded training package product until the end of the transition period and complete training of enrolled students.
You are responsible for managing your RTO's scope of registration. We will not remove a qualification from a scope of registration without an RTO's written permission.
You can apply to amend your scope of registration or lodge a standing application.
For more information on these two options, see:
Transition notice for VRQA Accredited Courses
The following transition notice is still valid and can be used until the end of the transition period. The chief executive officer of an RTO must complete, sign and return the transition notice to the VRQA before the end of the transition period.