When it comes to supporting apprentices and trainees, independent Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) have established themselves as delivering the quality outcomes that employers look for. This is hardly surprising given that independent RTOs and support more than two-thirds of students studying Certificate III or higher qualifications and more than 60% of apprentices and trainees in the state.
Key Issues —
As the economic recovery gets underway, employers are going to look to the vocational education and training sector to provide them with a skilled workforce. The heavy lifting here will be independent RTOs that provide the majority of higher level qualifications.
Data produced by the National Centre for Vocational Centre and Research (NCVER) has shown the extent to which independent RTOs have become the most trusted provider of vocational education and training in Queensland.
RTO Data ―
Queensland Students In Study
◾ 50,500 Students – 71% of all students in the state studying at Diploma and above
◾ 84,740 Students – 86% of all students in the state studying a Certificate IV
◾ 182,525 Students – 80% of all students in the state studying a Certificate III
◾ 78,150 Students – 55% of all students in the state studying a Certificate I & II
Importantly, independent RTOs support more than 61% of students undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship. 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 Victoria 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.
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 Queensland, 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 Queensland State Committee. ITECA Membership – It's a great time to get involved.
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