Is Practical Outcomes a registered training provider?

Yes we are!

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

Is Practical Outcomes a reputable training provider?

Quick answer – yes!

We are a nationally accredited training provider who has been delivering high quality training in the early childhood sector for 15+ years.

Some stats from our learners:

  • 90.7% of our learners were satisfied with the overall quality of their training
  • 85.9% of our learners would recommend us to others
  • 94.3% of our learners were employed after training with us

NCVER VET Student Outcomes Survey 2023

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:

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care – 12 months

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care – 12 months

CHC50221 Diploma of School Age Education and Care – 16 months

How much do our courses cost?

Practical Outcomes provides government funding to eligible students as well as a variety of payment options.

View our fees and funding page to find out more about funding eligibility criteria and payment options.

Or, click here to view our fee schedule.

Am I eligible for government funding?

Victorian residents:

Practical Outcomes holds a current contract under the Skills First Program.

To find out more about funding eligibility criteria and payment options, view our fees and funding page.

What kind of trainer support do I receive if I study online

When you choose to study online with us we won’t just leave you to study on your own! You will actually receive a dedicated trainer who will communicate with you in real time, by email, skype or by phone. Your trainer will also arrange regular visits to you at your workplace or while on placement. Click here to learn more about online learning with us.

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)?

The Unique Student Identifier (USI) is a number which will contain all of a student’s qualifications and results achieved through nationally recognised training from 1 January 2015. Students will have access to their USI account from 2016.

How do I apply for a USI? You can either apply directly on the USI website, and select the ‘Create a USI link’ or you can provide Practical Outcomes permission to apply for this on your behalf during your enrolment process.

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.

Click here for more information

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

How do I request a certificate reprint?

Click here to request a certificate reprint. You can also access this link on our student resource centre page.

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