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The Academy of Career Training provides consulting services to Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) across Australia. We can help you

  • register as a new RTO
  • prepare for your government audits
  • translate the “government speak” into language you can understand and
  • help you find your way through the maze of government requirements

Thinking about becoming a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)?

Deciding whether or not to become an RTO can be very confusing. If you have looked through the government websites, you will find that there is a lot of information and a lot of work to become an RTO, but not always a clear cost / benefit analysis.

What is a registered training organisation (RTO)?

Registered training organisations (RTOs) are those training providers registered by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver vocational education and training (VET) services. www.asqa.gov.au

RTOs are recognised as providers of quality-assured and nationally recognised training and qualifications.

There are currently around 5000 RTOs in Australia. A complete list of RTOs is maintained at training.gov.au,  the authoritative national register of the VET sector in Australia. 

To make things simple ask yourself the following question, “Why do I want to be a RTO?” 

The benefit of being an RTO is to deliver nationally accredited training. As an RTO you can sell training to the wider public whether to individuals or to a company. However you do not have to be a registered training organisation to deliver quality training. Training is delivered everyday by businesses that are not RTO's. 

What are the advantages of becoming a registered training organisation?

The benefit of being an RTO is that the training you delivered is recognised as having a defined skill and knowledge level as required by industry. These competencies have been grouped together to form qualifications. As an RTO you have been registered by ASQA and you have passed a rigorous quality assurance process. This process assures your customers that you are providing quality training to the government standard.

Only RTOs can:
  • deliver nationally recognised courses and accredited Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications,
  • apply for government funding to deliver vocational education and training.
  • Offer nationally recognised qualifications such as trade qualifications or diplomas

ASQA requirements to become registered as an RTO can be found on their website www.asqa.gov.au

The Academy can help you navigate the requirements to become an RTO including the very first step, “Is this the right path for me?” If so, we can help you to meet ASQA requirements and register your business as an RTO.  

Why use an RTO Consultant?

An RTO Consultant should save you time and money. An RTO Consultant should be an expert in the Standards for RTO’s and also in the process of registering an RTO. The Academy understands the requirements and can explain the process to you in language that you can understand.

Using an RTO Consultant can save you time and money:

  • You can concentrate on your business
  • You can save time by doing it right the first time
  • You can get answers immediately not after hours of looking through websites
  • You can get the information you need quickly and efficiently

At the Academy we have 15 years’ experience in registering RTO’s, complying with audits, and writing policies and procedures. We take the time to find out about you and your business and we work with you to set up systems that work for you in your situation. Call us today to set up an appointment to find out how we can help you.

Call us when you need help with:

  • RTO registration
  • Developing policies and procedures
  • Preparing for your first audit
  • RTO business development

Already registered as an RTO?

If you are already registered as an RTO, we can help you to set up your systems to meet the requirements of the ASQA Standards for RTO’s which came into effect 1 April 2015. One of the best ways to find out if you are meeting standards is to conduct an internal audit for your organisation. An internal audit looks at your systems and helps you to continually improve your business and to comply with the ASQA Standards.

Call us when you need help with:

  • Preparing for government audits
  • Developing Training and Assessment Strategies
  • Conducting internal systems audits
  • Writing policies and procedures to comply with ASQA Standards for RTO’s (2015)
  • Applying to add to (Extend) your Scope of Registration
  • Assessment validation
  • Professional Development of Staff
  • Customised training and assessment materials