An accredited course has been assessed by ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority) as compliant with the Standards for VET Accredited Courses 2012 and the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
Accreditation is formal confirmation that the course:
- is nationally recognised
- meets an established industry, enterprise, educational, legislative or community need
- provides appropriate competency outcomes and a satisfactory basis for assessment
- meets national quality assurance requirements
- is aligned appropriately to the AQF where it leads to a qualification.
Each VET accredited course is allocated a national code and is listed on the national register, training.gov.au. Upon successful completion of an accredited course, students will receive a Statement of Attainment. Non-accredited courses are not nationally recognised and do not require completion of a competency based assessment.
Non-accredited courses are designed to develop skills and knowledge without the need for a formal qualification. Upon successful completion of a non-accredited course, students receive a Certificate of Completion which can be used as evidence for ongoing professional development.