Stage 1: Preliminary research & consultation

​​​​​​​​​​This first stage  of course accreditation is about establishing the industry, industry sector, enterprise and/or community need for a new course. It involves:

  • Identifying the intended outcomes of the proposed course in broad terms by determining the industry and/or community functions it will cover; the functions and competencies it will cover; the scope and breadth of the course; any statutory, licensing or regulatory requirements; and future directions such as changes in technology and skill requirements
  • Conducting market research to establish the feasibility of the course by identifying the possible extent of market demand and the potential size of the employment market for graduates of the proposed course
  • Ensuring the proposed course does not duplicate the outcomes or title of existing training package qualifications
  • Searching the National Register to establish if units of competency already exist that could be used in the proposed course and to ensure that the course does not duplicate the outcomes or title of existing training package qualifications

The following organisations may be key stakeholders who could be involved in consultations:

  • industry, enterprise and/or community groups
  • Industry Skills Council
  • State and Territory Industry Training Advisory Bodies
  • employee and/or employer organisations
  • professional associations
  • regulatory and/or licensing bodies
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Last modified: 11/04/2014 3:08 PM