RTO Excellence & Performance In Australia

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As the economic recovery gets underway, students and employers across Australia will be supported by independent Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) with a long-standing commitment to excellence. Importantly, independent RTOs are backed by strong links to local businesses and a workforce of highly professional trainers and assessors.

Independent RTOs are the mainstay of Australia’s vocational education and training sector. Collectively, they support 3,641,695 students – that’s around 86% of students across Australia in a vocational education and training program.

 

Australian Data ― 
Number Of Students In Study


 

Students with independent tertiary education providers:
◾ 266,235 Students – 67% of all students in the state studying a Diploma and above
◾ 301,060 Students – 67% of all students in the state studying a Certificate IV
◾ 568,280 Students – 63% of all students in the state studying a Certificate III
◾ 258,320 Students – 47% of all students in the state studying a Certificate I & II

When it comes to supporting apprentices and trainees, independent RTOs have a commitment to excellence that employers look for.

 

Australian Data ― 
Apprentices & Trainees


 

Students with independent tertiary education providers:
◾ 118,740 students – 45% of all apprentices and trainees in the state over April to June 2020.

As the economic recovery gets underway across Australia, independent RTOs have the experience to provide skills in areas that are of strategic importance to businesses and the community.

 

Australian Data ― 
Skills In Critical Areas


 

Students with independent tertiary education providers:
◾ 294,730 Students – 66% of all enrollments in health and community services fields of study.
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320,740 Students – 74% of all enrollments in business and financial services fields of study.
◾ 116,045 Students – 59% of all enrollments in tourism, travel and hospitality fields of study.
◾ 143,535 Students – 93% of all enrollments in transport, logistics, resources and infrastructure fields of study. 

It’s no wonder then independent RTO’s are the preferred choice of businesses across Australia given the incredibly high level of satisfaction that exists.

 

Australian Data ― 
Employer Satisfaction


 

◾ 89.7% of employers were satisfied with the relevance of skills taught by private RTOs.
◾ 89.6% of employers were satisfied with the trainer’s knowledge and experience of the industry at private RTOs.
◾ 91.5% of employers were satisfied with the condition of equipment and facilities at private RTOs.
◾ 90.0% of employers were satisfied with a private RTO’s flexibility in meeting their needs.
◾ 84.9% of employers were satisfied with the cost-effectiveness of training at private RTOs.

Importantly, independent providers are also the benchmark when it comes to student satisfaction across the nation.

 

Australian Data ― 
Student Satisfaction & Outcomes


 

◾ 85.6% of students at private RTOs were satisfied with the overall quality of training.
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83.5% of students at private RTOs achieved their main reason for training.
◾ 59.9% of students with private RTOs had improved employment status after training.
◾ 78.9% of students with private RTOs were employed or in further study after training.
◾ 69.7% of students with private RTOs were employed after training.

You can access this information in a handy datasheet that can be downloaded via the link below.

 

Download ― 
RTO Excellence Datasheet


 

RTO Excellence & Performance In Australia – Datasheet [PDF]   

There are approximately 3,580 active independent RTOs operating across Australia that support a total of 3,641,695 students. That’s around 86% of all students undertaking vocational education and training in the state.

Independent RTOs range in size from small family businesses to the local operations of large national companies. They can be non-profit organisations (e.g. community colleges or industry associations), a training college run by a church or a for-profit organisation, a community college or an enterprise training organisation. They share a commitment to excellence and to deliver the quality outcomes that students and their employers look for.

As businesses look to the future with hope and set about the task of seeking new employees, or reskilling their existing workforce, it’s clear independent RTOs will play the lead role.

Getting Involved ―

If you're employed by an independent RTO and would like to know more about government funding and RTO excellence in Australia, be sure to get involved.

Further Information ―

To find out more about RTO excellence data send an email to [email protected] or telephone 1300 421 017.  Keep up to date via Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.



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Data Sources:
National Centre For Vocational Education & Research (NCVER) datasets on student enrolments, student satisfaction and employer satisfaction.


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