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Registered Training Organisations (RTO)


Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) are providers and assessors of nationally recognised vocational training. Only RTOs can issue nationally recognised qualifications.

In order to become registered and maintain our registration, we must meet the standards of the VET Quality Framework. This ensures the quality vocational education and training (VET) services throughout Australia. The VET Quality Framework is designed to ensure nationally consistent, high quality training and assessment services for the client of Australia’s VET system.

Ministerial Council (SCOTESE). The Standing Council for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, which includes all Ministers for VET in Australia, has approved these quality arrangements.

RTO's are registered to provide nationally recognised training with its relevant state or territory registration authority. To ensure an RTO continues to deliver quality training and/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.


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.