Once you know which course you want to do, you'll need to choose a training provider that meets your needs.
It's worth doing some research as fees, services and study options can vary at different training providers, even for the same course.
Here are some of the things you need to consider when you're choosing a training provider.
Check if the course will give you the type of qualification and skills you need for the job or other course you want to do when you're finished.
Nationally recognised qualifications, and the individual units of a nationally recognised qualification, are accredited and regulated under the
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). This means they meet certain standards, including specific learning outcomes and what you need to achieve to get the qualification.
Only registered training organisations (RTOs) can deliver nationally recognised training and issue nationally recognised qualifications or statements of attainment.
All qualifications on the Victorian Skills Gateway are nationally recognised.
RTOs can be TAFEs, private training providers, adult and community education providers (such as Learn Local providers) or secondary colleges and schools.
All training providers on the Victorian Skills Gateway are RTOs that deliver courses in Victoria.
Training providers can set their own fees, so costs will vary between courses and training providers. Make sure you find out the total fees and costs you will have to pay for the course.
Training providers must tell you exactly how much you'll have to pay. They are not allowed to offer you incentives to sign up for a course.
It's also worth checking if the provider offers government-subsidised courses.
Find subsidised training
Search for the courses or training providers you’re interested in, then filter by ‘government-subsidised'.
Eligibility Checker to find out if you might be eligible for government-subsidised training.
Find out as much as you can about how the course is delivered and your training options, including:
For a checklist of what to consider when choosing a training provider, see the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) fact sheet
Choosing a training or education provider.
When you contact a training provider to find out more about a course, be careful about giving them your personal details, for example, your name, phone number, address and email address.
Compare courses and training providers
Compare courses to see the differences between what different courses offer. Find training providers near you and compare what they deliver for the same course.
Before you enrol, make sure you understand exactly what you're signing up for.
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