RTO Excellence & Performance In Western Australia

Date —

11 January 2021

Education Sector/s —
Western Australia ◾ Vocational Education & Training

Summary —

Independent Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) play the lead role in skills delivery, supporting more than 94% of the students in vocational education and training (VET) across Western Australia.  They are clearly the go-to preference for students, making them the state's most trusted provider of vocational education and training in the state.

Key Issues —

As the economic recovery gets underway in Western Australia, the focus of government and business is increasingly focused on securing the skills that are required. The great news is that independent RTOs are positioned to play the lead role, backed by a reputation for quality in delivering vocational education and training to 381,865 students – that’s around 94% of students in Western Australia in a vocational education and training program. 

An assessment of data from the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER) shows that independent RTOs to the heavy lifting in providing full qualifications to students across Western Australia.


RTO Data ―
Western Australian Students In Study


◾ 15,350 Students – 63% of all students in the state studying a Diploma and above
◾ 22,375 Students – 65% of all students in the state studying a Certificate IV
◾ 43,275 Students – 62% of all students in the state studying a Certificate III
◾ 49.730 Students – 77% of all students in the state studying a Certificate I & II

Data collected by the NCVER also shows that independent RTOs also enjoy incredibly high levels of employer and student satisfaction.

The quality and performance of independent RTOs in Western Australia is set out in a new factsheet prepared by the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) that can be downloaded via the website link below.


Download ―
RTO Performance Data


RTO Performance & Quality In Western Australia [PDF]

The data on student enrolments, augmented by employer and student satisfaction reinforces the vital contribution that independent RTOs will make to the economic recovery not only in Western Australia, but across the nation.

Getting Involved —

ITECA’s ability to play a lead role in matters associated with this issue rests on the advice and guidance of individuals serving on the ITECA Western Australian State Committee.  ITECA Membership – It's a great time to get involved.

Further Information —

If you're an ITECA member and would like more information on this matter, the ITECA team would value the opportunity to talk to you.  Simply send an email to wa@iteca.edu.au or telephone 1300 421 017.  Stay up to date via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


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