A Registered Training Organisation (RTO) is a company that is registered to deliver nationally recognised qualifications. RTO's have to meet criteria defined in the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF), and are audited against the criteria regularly.
Private training organisations in Australia can apply to become an RTO. TAFE colleges, many schools and some universities also have RTO status.
There are differences between institutions, BUT THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE IN THE QUALIFICATION YOU ACHIEVE.
Differences may be in areas such as:
- Delivery method
- Course costs
- Course durations