Find the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that will take you where you want to go.
When it comes to choosing which RTO to attend, it’s important to shop around because costs, services and study options can vary considerably.
Cost will be a major motivator but consider other factors as well, such as:
Below are some questions that will help you make a final decision:
This checklist can also be downloaded with space to compare providers and write extra questions about things that are especially important to you.
RTO research checklist (Word - 17KB) (docx - 25.01kb)
When considering training providers you can also review a list of training providers where funding has been terminated on the Department of Education and Training website.
The Australian Government My Skills website also has a search function to find statistical information, such as how students fare after they complete their training, and the demographics of students at a particular RTO.
Many RTOs have annual open days, usually in July/August. Open days are a great way for you to see where you’d be studying, speak to the teachers who’d be taking your classes and sometimes chat to current students as well.
Many RTOs also have information sessions on specific courses that take place throughout the year, designed especially for prospective students. Once you’ve established your shortlist of RTOs, ask them about information sessions and go along to as many as you can. It’s a great way to get a sense of what you can expect.
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