When helping your students choose where to train urge them to shop around because costs, services and study options can vary considerably.
Cost will be a major motivator but encourage students to consider other factors as well, such as:
Once a student has decided which job or career path they’d like to pursue, worked out what training will get them there, and have found (using the search tool) one or more training providers that offer the right course, it’s time to start gathering more detailed information about each of the training providers.
Here are some questions that will help students make a final decision:
This checklist can also be downloaded and it includes space for students to compare RTOs and write extra questions about things that are especially important for them.
RTO research checklist (Word 17KB) (docx - 25kb)
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.
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