Registering for VET Training Products

CDU VET training products are registered by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA); the national regulator for the vocational education and training (VET) sector.

Information on the approved training products that CDU can deliver, are listed on CDU’s scope of registration located at

The Accreditation and Registration Team (ART) is responsible for managing the vocational education and training (VET) registration process and course systems support.

The key tasks of the Accreditation and Registration Team are to:

  • manage the document control processes for VET registration and submission of all training product documentation to the Australian Skills Qualification Authority (ASQA),
  • be the institutional contact for ASQA,
  • monitor CDUs scope of registration on, and
  • liaise with the NT Department of Business (NT DoB) regarding updates to the NT Apprenticeships and Traineeships Database.

The course systems support area of the team is responsible for the preparation, maintenance and update of Training Product information relating to course and unit data on the Student Management System and system interfaces based on approved documentation.

This information feeds a variety of other systems and processes, including but not limited to the published VET course catalogue, Learnline production system, availability of enrolment, training product information provided to students and reporting to the Australian Government.

VET Registration Timeline

The timeframes for registration vary, but allow up to 2 – 3 months to complete CDU requirements as per the VETQMS Training and Assessment Strategy (TAS) Cycle Procedures. Approval from ASQA for additions to scope, may take between 1 week and 2 months after submission.

The timeline below provides guidance on the timeframes for the registration process of a Training Product.

The first column indicates the month in which the completed registration submission needs to be approved and submitted by the VET Learning and Teaching Committee (VETLTC).

The second column indicates the month in which teams can expect to be able to enrol students.

The third column indicates the Teaching Period that coincides with each month of the year.

The 8-12 weeks between the date submitted and the month of implementation allows for both the submission to ASQA, the review and approval by ASQA and the system development of the qualification and all associated units.

Submission Required Teaching Commences CDU Important Dates
October (previous year) January Teaching Period 1
November (previous year) February
December (previous year) March
January April Teaching Period 2
February May
March June
April July Teaching Period 3
May August
June September
July October Teaching Period 4
August November
September December

It is understood that at times there may be urgent matters that may require a quicker registration process due to unforeseen circumstances. In these instances, OLT will endeavour to assist where possible. However, for regular additions the above timeline should be expected.

Applications for scope are also effected by the time taken by ASQA to review and approve all submissions. Please note that ASQA does not indicate how long an application will take to be assessed, the timeline provided above takes into consideration the average turnaround time. However, in rare cases depending upon the industry or application type, the expected timeline from submission to approval may be exceeded.

Please contact the Office of International Services regarding the timeline for CRICOS registration for qualifications with International Student Visa target groups.

For further information on this process review the VETQMS Training and Assessment Strategy (TAS) Cycle Procedures, or contact ART or your School’s TPWAG.


VET Teams are not permitted to commence enrolment or delivery processes, of transitioned qualifications and/or units of competency if they are reflected on, until all internal CDU processes are complete.