Different Course Types

There are many different types of Courses which can be delivered. It is important to understand what type of Course you will be delivering in order to correctly set up your Course and Course Offers prior to accepting enrolments.

Full Qualifications/Courses

These are Courses with multiple units such as Diploma of Business, Certificate III in Hospitality, Bachelor of Accounting etc

  •         You can have rolling intakes throughout the year or fixed enrolment
  •         This includes Skills Sets
Follow the steps for Courses and Course Offers


Short Course

These are Courses that only consist of one or two Units such as  First Aid, MS Word Basics.

They can occur as a once off or multiple times a year.

Short Courses

General English

There are different types of English Courses can can be delivered under the ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) Standards.

English Course Delivery

Commonwealth Loans

VET Student Loans

If your RTO has been approved for VSL than your Course will need to have a few additional steps.
This will allow Units to be grouped into Units of Study and enable key details such as Census Date, Unit of Study fees etc.
VET Student Loans

Funded Courses

For Courses with funding; either State or Federal you will still need to follow the steps to set up a Course and Course Offers.

Depending on your source of funding there will be additional Set Up and Reporting requirements.

State Funding

  • TAS
  • VIC
  • NSW
  • QLD
  • WA
  • NT
  • ACT


These are Courses that are generally not related to an official qualification for example a Professional Development Course, Onboarding new employees etc

  •         Depending on how many ‘Units’ in your Course will depend on how you create it within Wisenet.

o    Multiple Units– see Courses and Course Offers

o    Single Units (only one or two) Short Course

Not Sure?

Log a Ticket with Wisenet

It is better to check what type of Course Offer you should be creating to avoid errors and ensure effective use.