RTO Quality & Performance In South Australia

Date —

4 December 2020

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

Summary —

The South Australian Government has a demonstrated commitment to assisting independent Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) in their task of delivering quality outcomes for students.  They are clearly the go-to preference for students, making them the states most trusted provider of vocational education and training in the state.

Key Issues —

As the economic recovery gets underway in South Australia, the focus of government and business is increasingly focussed 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 221,175 students – that’s around 88% of students in South 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 South Australia.


RTO Data ―
South Australian Students In Study


◾ 9,825 Students – 57% of all students in the state studying a Diploma and above
◾ 11,805 Students – 58% of all students in the state studying a Certificate IV
◾  28,745 Students – 63% of all students in the state studying a Certificate III
◾ 9,565 Students – 40% 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 South 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 South 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 South 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 South 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 sa@iteca.edu.au or telephone 1300 421 017.  Stay up to date via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


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