When you’re working out where your child is going to do their training, make sure you shop around. Costs, provider services and study options vary considerably from one training provider to the next.
While cost is obviously important, there are other factors to consider as well, such as how long the course is, size of the classes, and contact hours. Your child might also need to consider whether a training provider offers flexible options like part-time or online study, or if support services are available for young people with disabilities, from rural areas or for Indigenous students.
Once your child has decided which 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 you and your child make a final decision:
You can download this checklist to help you compare up to three RTOs. There’s space for you and your child to add extra questions about the things that are especially important to you.
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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