Student management software & Starting new an RTO

this article will help new RTO owners understand some of the requirinment for launching a new RTO and help in choosing the right RTO software to match their needs and requiments for their RTO. It also covers some of the basics for those who are new to the RTO industry.

What does RTO stand for?

Registered Training Organisation. Many new RTO owners what to start and RTO but are not even aware of that it stand for. This is the acronym used for education providers that offer accredited courses approved by ASQA

What are the start-up costs for setting up a new RTO?

This has many variables which fluctuate the costs greatly. At a minimum ASQA requires $500 for the initial fee. ASQA then requires another $8,000 for the initial assessment. If no further assessments are required no further fees are inured. Learn more about RTO set-up costs and get a full break down of ever cost before you commit the initial AQSA audit.

How do I become an RTO?

There is 8 steps to starting a new RTO. They are listed below. 10 steps to becoming an RTO in Australia:

  1. Conduct the required research within the National standards for RTO and make sure you have an understanding of the code and regulations. Great Resource can befound here
  2. Contact and Account and ensure you exceed the requirements for financial viability
  3. Purchase the TAS (training & resources) you want to deliver with your new RTO.
  4. Develop all the marketing materials
  5. Create the policies and procedures for the RTO.
  6. Get advice from an RTO consultant to ensure you are aware of the current regulations and up to date information for new RTO owners.
  7. Submit your application
  8. 8. Prepare and pass the audit from ASQA

What is RTO software?

RTO software is desinged to help RTO managers and trainers operate a RTO without the fuss of having to enrol students and create the reports required for Avetmiss reoprts. Having a cloud based RTO software also assists with the managing students that need to have a end to end enrol proccess and streamline proccess that a RTO trainer would do on a normal day to day operation

Choosing the right options software for your busienss is not easy, this website is designed to help you make the descision and is really useful starting point for anything you want learn about software.

What Software does an RTO need?

The RTO will need software that manages your students information and your students enrolments. If you are planning to deliver your courses online then you will also need to have a learning management system. In order to pass your initial audit you will need to choose a RTO software that is AVETMISS compliant.

How do I choose the best software for my RTO?

Choosing the best software comes down to what you are looking for. Does you RTO need your software to send emails, does it need integrated enrolment form. Are you on a budget or is you main concern to ensure you have an easy to use software for both your teachers and your students that integrates with the Learning management system.

Does the RTO software need to be cloud based?

It is now a requirement that you RTO software is cloud based but you do need to ensure the students information is held withing Australia to ensure you met the RTO student privacy laws.

Should my student management software also have a Learning management system?

You student management software does not need to have a learning management system. Although if you want to offer online courses then it would make it much easier to have the two system integrated. Many new RTO owners try to go with the cheap option here by choosing something like Moodle but what end up happening is the find out that Moodle is not actually free. You have to pay for the hosting, if you want any extra features you have to pay for each plugin and before you know it this so called free software has ended but costing more that it would have cost to get yourself RTO software that is integrated with your student management system and your Learning management software.