Registered training organizations (RTOs) are those training institute that provides vocational training and education. These organizations are registered by ASQA and offer the vocational education and training services. These are the certified and the recognized bodies and the courses offered here are internationally accepted.Just like in Australia, globally these kinds of institutes have been operational and it is run by the government of the respective countries. The objective of these institutes is the same, i.e. offering certificate, diploma and vocational courses to the people.
These institutes are the option for those students or people who cannot afford to have the expensive formal studies, but want to make their career in the field, in which they have their interest. These institutes offer almost all kinds of courses and in niche of field. For e.g. if someone has an interest in engineering related work, but he is not willing to go to the formal engineering course, then he can take the diploma in software development, mobile engineering, computer engineering. After completing the course, the student develops a good knowledge of the field.
Most of the students who take such course get a job in the same field. The difference that remains between a diploma holder and a degree holder is that the student who holds the degree has more opportunities in managerial positions, while the diploma holders are preferred candidate for executive level job.
What is the difference between the RTO materials of study and degree course material?
There remains a huge difference in the study material. The diploma courses are the short term courses that last for 6 months or a year. But the degree course lasts for three years. Therefore, the course material of RTO remains more practically oriented, while the degree course includes both theory as well as practical.The students who take the diploma, vocational or certificate course, used to have more practical knowledge than the theory knowledge. Therefore, sometimes they seem better than degree holders.
How the course material of RTO is designed?
The RTO materials for study remains way different from the formal courses, we discussed it earlier. Therefore, it is designed by the industry experts; most of the RTOs outsource the study material instead of developing their own. This is because, there are many content providers are present internationally who understands the importance of the course. And thus, they design and offer the course material along with the assessment tools in Canberra that remains acceptable globally.