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  • What is the difference between accredited and non-accredited training?


At Upskilled, we strive to provide a superior learning experience for our students, helping you to build the skills required to achieve your personal and career goals in a competitive job market.

To do this, we offer a wide range of qualifications, with the vast majority of them being nationally recognised, also known as accredited courses. However, we also offer some short courses designed to supplement your knowledge that are not considered ‘nationally recognised qualifications’.

Both accredited and non-accredited courses are beneficial for increasing your professional resume as an employee, or potential employee.


The essential difference between accredited training and non-accredited training is that the completion of an accredited course means you are issued with a nationally recognised qualification.

An accredited, nationality recognised qualification is a course that is recognised and taught to the same standard all over Australia. Nationally recognised courses are VET Accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This provides employers with the guarantee that the qualification listed on your resume is quality assured and meets the training package requirements as listed on training register  An accredited qualification will be valuable (and recognised) nationally anywhere within Australia.

In short, accreditation is formal confirmation that the course:

  • is nationally recognised and meets quality assurance and training package requirements
  • meets an established industry, enterprise, educational, legislative or community need
  • provides appropriate competency outcomes and a satisfactory basis for assessment
  • is aligned appropriately to the Australian Quality Framework (AQF) where it leads to a VET qualification.


In contrast, a non-accredited course does not count towards a recognised qualification. Instead, non-accredited courses are specially designed to teach you relevant skills that will enable you to perform your job more effectively, typically in a shorter period of time.

These non-accredited courses offer a range of benefits in helping you to achieve your personal and career goals, including:

  • Build more in-depth skills and knowledge on top of what you may have already acquired through an accredited course.
  • Stay on top of industry advancements and adopt the latest skills to meet the growing demands of your field.
  • Build greater earning potential by adding new skills and certifications to your resume.
  • Create networking opportunities and connect with other professionals in your field.
  • Get greater career advancement prospects by building the skills needed to move into new positions that may be more fulfilling or give you more responsibilities.
  • Learn on your own terms, studying whenever is most convenient for you.

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