VETAB Requirements


The Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Board’s (VETAB) is a NSW statutory body established by the NSW Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Act 1990. VETAB has three main functions, which are:

  • to register and monitor training organisations based in New South Wales.
  • to accredit VET courses in accordance with national standards, and
  • to approve training organisations’ delivery of VET to overseas students in New South Wales.

VETAB’s functions are managed by a dedicated team within the NSW Department of Education and Training, with Board members having legislated responsibilities under the Act.

The structure of VETAB is under review and will soon be incorporated into the Department of Education

All training organisations (including ASPA, and TAFE institutes) that issue Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and statements of attainment must be registered by a State or Territory recognition authority. The Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Board (VETAB) is the recognition authority for NSW, and it grants registration for up to five years.

Only Registered Training Organisations (RTOs):

  • can issue qualifications and statements of attainment that are recognised nationally
  • can use the VETAB and Nationally Recognised Training logos
  • are listed on the National Training Information Service (NTIS) database

An organisation that is not registered may offer training or assessment services, but cannot issue nationally recognised qualifications.

Scope of registration

Scope of registration refers to the products and services that a training organisation is registered to provide. RTOs provide:

  • training and assessment products and services (RTOs can be registered to provide assessment products and services only)
  • products and services (up to a specified qualification level) that are based on Training Packages and/or accredited vocational education and training courses where there are no relevant Training Packages

ASPA’s application for registration specified its proposed scope of registration. VETAB is the authority that approves that registration and approves variation to the scope to offer additional qualifications.