Get your training course accredited for CPD points

The CPD Training Accreditation Process is designed to provide the opportunity for training organisations, equipment manufacturers and service providers to submit learning modules for accreditation, so that upon completion of a learning module, accredited installers and designers will be awarded CPD points by Solar Accreditation Australia (SAA). 

CPD Training Accreditation Process

Training and Assessment Plan and Checklist

Process

  1. All training providers wishing to deliver accredited Ongoing Learning Modules, must comply with the Course Criteria and Quality Benchmark Matrix, with all approved courses and events being subject to auditing by SAA
  2. A training provider must apply electronically (via email to cpd@saaustralia.com.au) to have their Ongoing Learning Modules accredited by SAA, by submitting the following completed documents:
      1. Training and Assessment Plan and Checklist
      2. Learning and assessment materials (or provide access to these materials)
      3. A certified Statutory Declaration sighting that all information contained in the training course is true and correct
      4. Any other documents as required by the application

    Note: nationally recognised units of competency delivered by an ASQA-approved RTO are not required to apply for CPD training accreditation

  3. The accreditation review process may take up to 10 business days from the date that the completed application and documentation is received by SAA

  4. Where further information is required, SAA will provide details to the training provider

  5. SAA will either approve or refuse the application for accreditation, and if the application is refused, SAA will provide reasons for the decision

  6. On approval, a learning module will be valid for two (2) years, provided there are no changes to the structure and learning outcomes or external changes that render the training content invalid or redundant

  7. At the end of two (2) years, training providers may apply for re-accreditation of their Ongoing Learning Modules through the above process

Cost

The application fee of CPD accredited Ongoing Learning Modules is $250.00 (including GST) per application. All application fees are non-refundable.

Criteria

Criteria and Quality Benchmark Matrix

Criteria

Deliverable

Priority

Topic Relevance

Meets a need as identified by SAA, and does not contain an excessive amount of corporate information or marketing material

Preferred

Design of Course

Key learning outcomes are identified and met

Essential

Instruction

Delivered by an appropriately qualified and skilled person

Essential

Duration

Training is of sufficient duration to adequately cover the topic being taught

Essential

Assessment

Training includes an assessment component to ensure that participants have learned the material being presented

Essential

Successful Completion

Certificate is issued on successful completion

Essential

Information Pack

Access to key learning information is provided through handouts, with reference to accessing further information

Essential

Quality Assurance

Participants are to be given the opportunity to provide feedback for improvement

Essential

Record keeping

Training providers are to keep records of training completed and can provide this information to the SAA on request

Essential

Interactivity

Online and face-to-face training contains interactive elements to engage participants and promote learning

Preferred

Accessibility

Online and face-to-face training is accessible to all participants and suits a variety of learning styles

Preferred

Practical

Training is focused on applied learning that allows participants to apply the new knowledge and skills in their work

Essential