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What Is Nationally Recognised Training?

Nationally recognised training is any training that leads to vocational qualifications and certification that is recognised in Australia.

It can include:

  • Studying with a training provider, whether private or public
  • Completing a course which results in a certificate or diploma
  • Completing an apprenticeship

Who Can Deliver Nationally Recognised Training?

Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) such as First Aid Course Experts (RTO #45654) are the only organisations which can deliver nationally recognised training and issue nationally recognised statements of attainment or qualifications.

Who Can Deliver Nationally Recognised Training?

Nationally Recognised Training is all based on programs, courses or National Training Packages that have been officially accredited with relevant state or territory bodies. This ensures the qualifications are held to the highest standards and are of the highest quality.

Those who complete nationally recognised training will receive qualifications that will be recognised by industry and other RTOs across Australia, not just First Aid Course Experts.

In addition, a Nationally Recognised Training program also allows students to enrol, transfer or complete training at any Registered Training Organisation (RTO) around the nation. First Aid Course Experts recognises training from other RTOs.

What Is An Accredited Course?

A vocational education and training (VET) accredited course has been assessed by Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) as complying with the Standards for VET Accredited Courses 2021 and the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Accreditation means that the course is nationally recognised and meets quality assurance requirements.

Courses will also need to meet a need that is considered established in an industry, the community, education, legislation or enterprise, and will have to provide appropriate competency outcomes.

Assessments must align with the AQF, when they lead to a VET qualification. VET accredited courses all receive a national code and appear on the national training register at

What Are The Benefits Of Doing Accredited Training?

Accreditation also means that:

  • A course may be eligible for listing on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) First Aid Course Experts is a CRICOS-approved provider, meaning we can accept international students who are here on a student visa (CRICOS #03884A)
  • A course might allow participant/employer financial help through various government agencies
  • A course may receive relief from GST on courses.
  • Participants may be eligible for Austudy, Abstudy and other entitlements
  • Participants may be able to achieve an occupational licensing or regulatory outcome.

How Do I Know If A Course Is Accredited?

It is an offense to imply that non-accredited training is accredited training. Training providers’ promotional material should clearly define which courses are accredited and which are not. You can recognise a program’s participation in the process wherever you see the nationally recognised training logo displayed.

At First Aid Course Experts, all our training is accredited and nationally recognised. With us you can do:

  • HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • HLTAID012 – Provide First Aid in an education and care settin