What is an RTO (and why you should choose one)

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Choosing where to study is a difficult and significant choice. With the sheer number of options available, it is easy to understand why it can be so tough to choose the right place for you. If you’ve heard of RTOs and vocational training or VET courses, but you’re not 100% sure what an RTO is, it’s time to find out!


What is an RTO


What is an RTO?

‘RTO’ stands for Registered Training Organisation. Registered Training Organisations provide vocational education and training services, often referred to as VET services. They must be registered with the relevant state regulator. In Victoria, RTOs are registered under and regulated by the Victorian Registration and Qualification Authority. In most other states, RTOs are registered under and regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority.

In order to become an RTO, an organisation must be approved by the relevant government body. There are stringent guidelines in place that must be met before the organisation will be able to gain this approval. The reason for this is to ensure that if an organisation is recognised as an RTO. This is great news for students because you can be confident that an organisation provides quality education that will lead to nationally recognised qualifications.

Some examples of RTOs are TAFES, private colleges, community colleges and higher education institutions. Here at Practical Outcomes, we are an RTO, and we can certainly guarantee that a high-quality RTO can lead to an amazing training journey and career.


Why choose an RTO?

There are many reasons to opt to undertake training with an RTO. Here are five of the best reasons why choosing an RTO is a great idea:


1. Hands-on learning

VET courses with reputable RTOs can offer you a hands-on learning experience, giving you practical real-life skills for real jobs.


2. Get into the workplace sooner

Courses with RTOs are shorter, enabling you to get started or advance in the workforce in a short period of time.


3. Plenty of options

When you train at an RTO like Practical Outcomes you have so many options to get the most of your study. Flexible delivery modes, lots of course options, and so many career outcomes.


4. Support

A quality RTO gives you individual support to ensure that you succeed.


5. Suited to a range of people

Practical Outcomes has students of all ages, genders and backgrounds. Whether you’re fresh out of high school, looking for a career to return to the workplace after children or just after a change, you will fit right in.


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