Questions and answers

Get quick answers to the most commonly asked questions

Chances are if you’ve got a question about training somebody else has had it too. Here are a few of the more common questions:

I’m not sure about the costs involved, who can I talk to?

You can read about costs and fee information on this site. You’ll need to talk to your Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to find out the specific costs for a course and if your child is eligible for a government-subsidised place.

Are there different ways young people can get into training courses? What are they?

There are lots of ways young people can get into training courses. Some start directly from school, after Year 10, 11 or 12. Others might take a year or two off, working or travelling or doing other study, and then decide to pursue training.

Still others might do a training course so that they can get into a university program they weren’t eligible for straight from school. There are no hard and fast rules and lots of different pathways young people can pursue. You’ll find more information about pathways in the Students section of this site.

Can my child visit the RTO to help them make up their mind?

Of course. Most RTOs have open days which are a great time to visit and talk to teachers and other students. Your child’s careers adviser will have information about RTO open days or you can contact the RTO to find out what date their open day is.