Participation in the qualifying accreditation process is a  prerequisite for new courses intended to be submitted for full accreditation. Applications are required to be submitted at least 12 months before students are first enrolled into the course. Please download the Course Accreditation Guide for further information and before preparing an application submission. Please download the Qualifying Accreditation Application Form to commence preparing an application submission. The Course Accreditation Manager must be provided with at three months of notice before a qualifying accreditation application is submitted.

Qualifying accreditation enables a course structure and plans for meeting accreditation requirements to be reviewed before students are enrolled into a course. The award of qualifying accreditation provides both the education provider and students with some assurance that a course is progressing towards meeting accreditation requirements. However, the award of qualifying accreditation is not to be construed as an expectation that a positive outcome for an application for full accreditation will be achieved. 

Students graduating from a course with a qualifying accreditation status are not eligible for accreditation credentialing with ESSA under the recognition of having completed an accredited course. A course must have obtained the status of provisional or full accreditation, in order for graduates to be eligible for accreditation credentialing with ESSA under the recognition of having completed an accredited course.

There are currently no courses under consideration for Qualifying Accreditation