Once you have worked out what training you require, you need to choose a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that delivers the course and is able to meet your needs as well as the needs of employers in your chosen industry.
Step 1 – Find local RTOs
- Search RTOs by course or location through the myskills website
- Check the training website to ensure that the RTO is accredited to deliver the training.
- If you have a job lined up, find out if the employer has a preferred RTO.
Step 2 – Make a shortlist of RTOs
Make a shortlist of suitable RTOs by considering the following:
- What will the course cost?
- Will you need access to public transport or car parking?
- Do you have caring/other responsibilities that you will have to fit training around? If so, you may need to investigate child care availability or options for online, school-hours or evening classes.
- Will you need access to computer facilities?
- Will you need help with your course work (research support for assignments, help to update your computer skills etc.)?
- Do you need language, literacy and numeracy support?
- Do you need wheelchair accessible training facilities?
Step 3 – Compare shortlisted RTOs
The next step is to speak with your shortlisted training providers to enquire about the course, including any needs that you identified at Step 2 – an example comparison table is available to assist you with these conversations.
There are many other resources available to assist you in choosing training and a training provider: