What Is a Registered Training Organisation?
Registered training organisations (RTOs) are providers and assessors of nationally recognised training that have been registered by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). Only RTOs can issue nationally recognised qualifications. There are approximately 5000 RTOs that currently exist within Australia.
In order to become registered, training providers must meet the Australian Quality Training Framework 2019 (AQTF 2019) standards. This ensures the quality of Vocational Education and Training (VET) services throughout Australia.
Training organisation register to provide nationally recognised training with its relevant state or territory registration authority.
When registering the RTO must state its scope of registration detailing:
- The training or assessment it intends to deliver
- The fields or industries in which it may deliver training or assessment
- The maximum level of qualifications it may issue
- To ensure an RTO continues to deliver quality training or assessment, its registration must be renewed with the relevant state or territory registering authority at least every five years. The registering authority can audit the RTO at any time during its period of registration.