Accredited Training is training which provides a person with a nationally recognised qualification on completion. It is sometimes referred to as Nationally Recognised Training and has been developed based on the National Training Package for the given industry or where a Training Package does not exist and a course has been accredited for national recognition.
What is the difference between an accredited (nationally recognised) course and a non-accredited course?
By undertaking a nationally recognised course, participants learn in accordance with nationally agreed industry standards. On successful completion of the course, participants receive a qualification (or statement of attainment if doing part of the course).
The qualification is recognised in every state of Australia (and New Zealand).
Participants are required to complete an assessment for all nationally recognised courses.
Non-accredited courses do not carry national recognition, however they carry several advantages if gaining a qualification is not a key reason for the training:
The course can be built around a client’s specific training needs
There is no assessment requirement