Pre-accredited Programs

Pre-accredited programs are short modular courses designed for learners to gain confidence and skills. They focus on creating pathways to nationally accredited training or employment.

Pre-accredited training has an emphasis on those learners who have not achieved Year 12 or an equivalent qualification. It addresses the particular needs of those adults who have experienced barriers to education in the past and find it difficult to undertake accredited programs as their first step back into education and training.

Pre-accredited programs

  • Employment Skills - Training in basic skills to support work or further learning, such as communications, teamwork and problem solving, job search skills.

  • Vocational Programs - Vocational education that assists people with skills acquisition required for specific occupations to start work, return to work or to change jobs.

  • Adult Literacy and Numeracy - Training in literacy and numeracy skills including teaching English language to people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, for example English as an Additional Language (EAL).

Pre-accredited training subsidies

To be considered for pre-accredited training subsidies Learn Local organisations must satisfy the following criteria, which are consistent with the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Student Statistical Data Collection Guidelines:

  • a locally designed program; and

While pre-accredited training may draw on the content of accredited programs, pre-accredited training must not be:

  • linked in AVETMISS reporting to a Training Package Qualification or a nationally recognised accredited module or course by use of a nationally recognised accredited course or module code
  • marketed as accredited training. The names and codes of advertised courses or modules must be local
  • assessed for the purpose of award or credit

Learn Local organisations should use the A-Frame to plan, document and ensure a high standard of pre-accredited training. ACFE may request evidence of program planning.

see: Pre-accredited Quality Framework

  • use of the A-Frame is required for all pre-accredited courses

  • courses will have a minimum duration of 20 hours

  • student contact hours will be purchased at the fixed rate of $8.20 per hour.

2017 ACFE Board Pre-Accredited Contracting Process

  • Download the guidelines and begin planning your 2017 pre-accredited delivery:
    2017 ACFE Board Pre-Accredited Training Delivery Guidelines (docx - 608.66kb)
  • Your regional office will email you a Pre-accredited Training Delivery Plan PART A – Contract Offer with an offer of student contact hours (SCH) by local government area by 28 September 2016. This offer is based on previous years' delivery and Regional Council priorities.
  • Consider the allocation of SCH offered by your regional office.
  • If you agree with the SCH offered email, stating your endorsement of the Pre-accredited Training Delivery Plan PART A – Contract Offer by 17 October 2016
  • Organisations seeking to increase or decrease offered hours should indicate this with an alternate proposal by return email for review well before 17 October 2016.
  • Complete the Pre- accredited Training Delivery Plan Part B and submit by email to by 18 November 2016.
  • An Agreement will be sent to you for execution December 2016
  • ACFE Board makes first payment to you once all steps are complete January 2017

2017 ACFE Board Pre-Accredited Training Delivery Webinar

2017 ACFE Board Pre-Accredited Training Delivery Support Grant Guidelines