Purchasing training is just like any other procurement for your business. Price and services can vary a lot between Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). Shopping around will help you get the best option at the best price.
Use the Victorian Skills Gateway to develop a shortlist of RTOs in your business area, industry speciality or location.
Contact the RTOs and ask for a quote from each based on your training plan. Ask if they can provide training tailored to your specific needs.
Compare your quotes, assess your options and negotiate a price as you would with any purchase.
When it comes to choosing an RTO, cost will be important but you will also want to consider other factors. How experienced is the RTO? How flexible are they? The below checklist contains some common questions and lets you compare three training providers.
RTO research checklist for employers (Word - 18KB) (docx - 25.96kb)
When considering training providers you can 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.
The Victorian Skills Gateway lists the courses that an RTO is currently offering to the public. Many RTOs are able to deliver courses that aren't listed in the Victorian Skills Gateway, so if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for try contacting RTOs that offer similar courses. You can also search training.gov.au to see all of the courses that an RTO can deliver.
Regional Market Facilitation Managers provide a free service to Victorian businesses, helping to navigate the training system and providing specialist advice.
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