RTOs by regulator
All registered training organisations (RTOs) operating in Victoria are registered with the VRQA or with the Commonwealth regulator, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).
There were 155 VRQA-registered RTOs at 30 June 2022.
RTOs may choose to register with ASQA because it allows them to deliver training nationally, not just within Victoria or Western Australia. ASQA registration also allows RTOs to deliver training to international students.
RTOs by type
Chart 1: Number of VRQA-registered RTOs by type at 30 June 2022
In 2021-22 the VRQA registered 6 new RTOs:
- 4 Education/training business or centres
- one independent school
- one other entity, not classified.
Three quarters of RTOs based in Victoria are education or training centres where apprentices and trainees might go to learn trades such as carpentry, cookery or hairdressing.
The second largest group is community-based adult education providers, which may offer qualifications to help students find new employment, including mature-age students.
The third largest group is industry or professional organisations, for example a real estate industry body or electrical industry training group.
TAFEs and universities (with TAFE divisions) constitute just 2% of total RTOs but have a much larger proportion of enrolments. This is typically due to their size and the breadth of courses they offer.
For previous years' VET statistics, see: