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.
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