Course transition

​​​​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  • a superseded training package product after a certain date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Your RTO may continue to enrol and deliver training in a superseded training package product until the end of the transition period.

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 

The following transition notice is still valid and can be used until the end of the transition period.

Transition notice - PDF versionWord versionTransition period ends
English as ​an Additional Language (EAL) (pdf - 179.65kb)*English as an Additional Language (EAL) (docx - 56.19kb)*​31 December 2018

* Include:

22483VIC Course in EAL
22484VIC Certificate I in EAL (Access)
22485VIC Certificate II in EAL (Access)
22486VIC Certificate III in EAL (Access)
22487VIC Certificate IV in EAL (Access)
22488VIC Certificate II in EAL (Employment)
22489VIC Certificate III in EAL (Employment)
22490VIC Certificate IV in EAL (Employment / Professional)
22491VIC Certificate III in EAL (Further Study)
22492VIC Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study) ​