Course Accreditation for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) - Australian Government

Service summary

You will be required to apply for course accreditation if you are a registered training organisation (RTO) intending to provide or deliver a VET course. A VET accredited course has been assessed by the Agency as compliant with the Standards for VET Accredited Courses and the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Accreditation ensures that courses are nationally recognised and meet an established industry, enterprise, educational, legislative or community need.

Accreditation must be gained for each course you intend to provide.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

For a course to be accredited the course must meet:

  • The Standards for VET Accredited Courses; and
  • The Australian Qualifications Framework.

In order to provide courses you must first apply to become a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Up to 5 years.



$8070 per course. Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Administering agency

Australian Skills Quality Authority

Act(s) name

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Help Line
Australian Skills Quality Authority

Operating address:
595 Collins Street
Victoria 3000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9928
Melbourne, Victoria 3001


03 8613 3910


1300 701 801

Supporting information


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