Is Practical Outcomes a registered training provider?

Click here to see our National Registration and approval to operate as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Click here to see Practical Outcomes listed as a contracted training provider through Skills Victoria.

How long does each course take?

Practical Outcomes delivers ‘competency based’ training.

Competency Based Training and Completion is an approach to vocational education and training that places emphasis on what a person can do in the workplace as a result of completing a program of training.

Competency based training programs are comprised of competency standards set by the industry that each student is assessed against to ensure all the outcomes required have been achieved.

Progression through a competency based training program is determined by the student demonstrating that they have met the competency standards through the training program and related work, not by time spent in training. This way, students may be able to complete a program of study much faster.

As a guide our courses take approximately the following length of time:

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care – 12 months

CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care – 12 months

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care – 18 months

CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care – 18 months

CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management – 18 months

How much do our courses cost?

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

A full Statement of Fees and charges can be found in the following:
Student Pricing Schedule

For additional information regarding the Skills First Program and the Victorian Governments financial contribution towards your course, click here

Am I eligible for government funding?

Victorian Residents:

Practical Outcomes holds a current contract under The Skills First Program.
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Victorian Skills Gateway Eligibility Indicator

Queensland Residents:

Practical Outcomes holds current contracts under The Users Choice Program. Click on the links below for further information:

Is my qualification I gained overseas recognised in Australia?

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What if I have concerns with my course or wish to appeal a decision?

If you have concerns with your course or you would like to appeal a decision, please contact us on 1300 799 610 and/or follow our policies here:

Student Grievance policy

Deferral, Suspension and Cancellation Policy

Equity Access policy

What is a Unique Student Identifier (USI)?

A USI is effectively an account or reference number made up of numbers and letters.  The USI will allow all of an individual’s training records, entered in the national vocational education and training (VET) data collection, to be linked.

The USI scheme has now been implemented, so each person undertaking Australian nationally recognised VET courses can obtain a USI and use it each time they enrol in a course.  Students can obtain their USI online, including on their mobile devices, at any time.

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What is a Victorian Student Number (VSN)?

The Victorian Government has legislated and implemented a Victorian Student Number (VSN) for students in Victoria.

The VSN is a student identification number that has been assigned by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development to all students in government and non-government schools, and to students below the age of 25 undertaking Vocational Education and Training with a TAFE, RTO or Adult and Community Education (ACE) provider (referred to collectively as VET Providers).

TheVictorian Curriculum and Assessment Authory (VCAA) is the business manager of the VSN and associated Victorian Student Register (VSR). We work closely with educational providers to ensure that there is a unique identity assigned to each individual. Where there is a misalignment with the data held on the system the VCAA will endeavour to resolve the identity of the individual before a VSN is issued.

The VSN provides the capability to accurately detect patterns of student movement through, and departure from, the Victorian education and training system. It will greatly improve the collection and analysis of timely and accurate data about education in Victoria.

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What are my privacy rights?

Australian Privacy Principles

Practical Outcomes will only collect personal information about you which is necessary for us to establish and administer your accounts, provide training or other services to you or comply with the law. Practical Outcomes takes all appropriate measures to prevent the unauthorised use, access, modification or disclosure, of your information and you are entitled to request access to your personal information that we have on record at any time.

You can view Practical Outcome’s full updated Privacy Policy here. If you require any further information regarding the storage, handling or disclosure of your personal information, we are happy to answer any questions or to address any complaints. Email us at and we will respond to your enquiry promptly.

If you would like further information about The Privacy Act or the newly created Australian Privacy Principles, visit the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner website

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