Delivering the training plan...

Registered Training Organisations

Once you have decided on an apprenticeship or traineeship, you will need to find a Registered Training Organisation to deliver the training. They will construct the Training Plan for the apprentice or trainee.

Registered training organisations (RTOs) are training providers who deliver vocational education and training (VET) for apprenticeships, traineeships and persons seeking a nationally-recognised qualification in their industry.

They are registered and monitored by the Australian Government’s Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) or, in some cases, a state regulator.

Delivering the Training Plan

In conjunction with the employer and the apprentice/trainee, the RTO will develop the Training Plan for your apprenticeship or traineeship. 

This describes the training to be undertaken, how it will be assessed and when the apprentice or trainee has satisfactorily completed. It is a working document to be used for the duration of the apprenticeship or traineeship.

The delivering RTO must comply with relevant national standards and relevant state training authority legislation, policies and procedures.

The RTO is to ensure the employer and apprentice/trainee understand the workplace tasks that need to be undertaken. This supports the development and achievement of competency in the workplace, for each unit within the Training Plan.

If the parties to the Training Contract wish to change their RTO a new Training Plan must be completed.

The Training Plan will be used as part of any review of training arrangements for the duration of the apprenticeship or traineeship.

There are currently around 5,000 RTOs in Australia and some of these specialise in certain industries while others offer a range of industry qualifications.

Some RTOs are public (TAFE) and others are private RTOs who can be government-funded or they can charge a fee-for-service.

A complete list of RTOs is maintained at, the authoritative national register of the VET sector in Australia. 

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