RTO Quality & Performance In New South Wales

Date —

26 November 2020

Education Sector/s —
Vocational Education & Training

Summary —

Across New South Wales independent Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) have cemented their reputation as the centrepiece of the vocational education and training system, delivering more than one-half of Certificate II-IV qualifications around three-quarters of all Diploma and above qualifications.

Key Issues —

Across New South Wales skilled workers will be critical to supporting the economic recovery. An analysis of data from the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER) has shown that it is independent RTOS’s that will play the key role in delivering quality outcomes.

With a reputation for providing students and their employers with quality, it’s clear that independent RTOs across the state are crucial to providing business with the skills they need.


RTO Data ―
New South Wales Students In Study


◾ 101,310 Students – 73% of all students in the state studying at Diploma and above
◾ 95,450 Students – 62% of all students in the state studying a Certificate IV
◾ 123,880 Students – 51% of all students in the state studying a Certificate III
◾ 49,710 Students – 39% 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 New South Wales 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 New South Wales [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 New South Wales, 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 New South Wales 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 nsw@iteca.edu.au or telephone 1300 421 017.  Stay up to date via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


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