What is an RTO?

A registered training organisation (RTO) is a training provider registered by ASQA (or a state regulator) to deliver VET services.

RTOs provide quality training and qualifications that are nationally recognised.

There are currently around 4000 RTOs in Australia. The national register, training.gov.au, maintains a complete list of RTOs.

If you are a student looking for a particular course, visit My Skills.

What are the advantages of registered training organisations?

Only RTOs can:

  • deliver nationally recognised courses
  • deliver accredited Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) VET qualifications
  • apply for Australian, state and territory funding to provide VET.

RTOs can offer qualifications at the following levels:

  • Certificates I, II, III and IV
  • Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Graduate Diploma.
Some RTOs may be able to access funding and contractual benefits provided by the Australian state and territory, or local governments, or by industry sectors. RTOs can contact the education departments relevant to their location and maintain up-to-date industry engagement to understand funding opportunities.
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