How to get Quality Education

Why graduates from Non Accredited Courses Often do Better!

Many people assume "accreditation" is a good thing, when it comes to choosing a course. WE did in the 1990's when most of our courses were accredited.

When you take a closer look though; the picture is not so clear!

  • We found our graduates did no better after we accredited our courses than they did before accreditation. In 2003 we resigned accreditation; and graduate success has actually improved since then.
  • A recent NCVER report however shows "just 13.6% of graduates from government funded private providers reported they had moved into higher skilled employment" after their training.
  • Some colleges report over 25% of their course fees are spent on obtaining and sustaining accreditation. Writing documentation, paying accreditation fees to government bodies and undergoing complicated audits, all eat up significant staff time and money that might otherwise be spent on servicing students.

Clearly, doing an "accredited" course often does not make the difference that people assume.

Accreditation is a process by which one group of people cross check and verify the value of work done be another group; but in education, it involves people who are not trained in education, needing to verify the work of people who are trained in education. Can you see the inherent flaw?


We made a video that explains these issues more. Watch the video here.


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