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Our updated approval process for standards consists of the following stages:

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  1. Stage 01

    Initial Contact

    Contact your OPITO regional office to register interest in obtaining OPITO approval. We will then create an account for you within The HUB. Completion and submission of the pre-screening questionnaire will be processed online, using The HUB.

  2. Stage 02

    Pre-Approval Workshop

    A pre-approval video for centres is available via The HUB to provide context prior to a one-to-one session with a Quality Assurance Specialist. The physical (or virtual) workshop will provide the opportunity to ask questions. 

  3. Stage 03


    An application for OPITO approval is then completed via The HUB. Centres are advised to include as much information as possible on their applications, both from OPITO at associated sites, or with other relevant awarding bodies.

  4. Stage 04

    Desktop Submission

    A desktop submission will then be completed via The HUB. This ensures that the centre has the required resources to deliver OPITO standards and a management system is in place that complies with the OPITO approval criteria. Training will also be provided to help you navigate and complete a desktop submission within The HUB. 

  5. Stage 05

    Initial Site Visit

    An OPITO Quality Assurance Specialist will visit the centre’s premises, or carry out a remote visit, and observe aspects of training and/or assessments being carried out against the relevant OPITO Training and Assessment Standard. 

Following the successful completion of the approvals process, centres or CMS organisations are awarded individual approval for the specified OPITO Workplace Competence Assessment Standard.

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