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