Schools that wish to provide nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) to their students have a choice of becoming a registered training organisation (RTO) or partnering with an existing RTO.
Registered Training Organisation
Once a school has become an RTO, it may outsource or contract services for the delivery of training and assessment, but must have in place quality assurance processes that comply with the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF).
To comply with the AQTF, a school must have recognised experience to teach and assess VET qualifications within its scope of registration, which defines the courses, qualifications and other services it intends to deliver. AQTF compliance means that the school must:
have the appropriate facilities
have the resource requirements outlined in the training package
have teachers with appropriate industry knowledge and qualifications
only deliver courses and qualifications within its scope of registration.
Once registered the school becomes responsible for:
the provision of training delivery and assessment
maintenance of student records
certification of the training credential.
If a school is not an RTO or does not have the necessary scope of registration or capabilities to deliver a particular qualification, it must partner with an RTO to share the delivery of the VET course.