How To Choose A Training Provider -10 Essential Questions
Our guide on how to choose a training provider will cover the 10 essential questions to ask when inquiring about training with any RTO (Registered Training Organisation).
1. How much does it cost?
Cost can play a big factor when choosing which RTO is the best fit for you. Check if they offer Government Funding or Incentive opportunities for eligible students or perhaps they may offer a payment plan for payment of student fees to make it easier for you to afford the training investment.
2. What is their graduation rate?
Check what the RTO’s graduation rate is. How many students pass? How many students (if any) fail? If you are planning to study a course in order to get a job, it is best to check what the radio is of students leaving and then going on to secure employment from their new qualification.
3. What is the student to training ratio?
Check how many students will be in your class and how many trainers the RTO will be providing you to ensure you capitalise on a well-rounded knowledge of the industry you are training in and required course knowledge to pass successfully.
4. What is the Course Availability?
Check how many courses run per year and what opportunities are available for full time and/or part time study. Work out what study option suits your needs and speak to the RTO about options available.
5. Are they a Registered Training Organisation?
There are many ‘colleges’ that are not RTO’s teaching courses that claim to be from the National Training Package. This can be checked by searching for them on the National Training Information Service website.
6. Is the study completed on campus (face to face), online, or a combination of both?
Choose which study method suits you and your preferred learning style and select the RTO that offers that. If the training offered is online, make sure there is plenty of support and direct contact with the trainers if needed.
7. If work placement is required, does the RTO find students their work placement or will the student need to find their own?
Keep in mind that finding work placement can be difficult depending on the industry and/or hours required to be completed to finish your course. We recommend choosing an RTO that finds students work placement as this then allows the student to spend their time learning rather than running around trying to find an employer willing to take them on for work placement.
8. What is the RTO location? And can I get to class easily? Is public transport available?
Location is most likely a factor for every potential student. Check that the RTO is within an easy distance for you to travel to class. If you rely on public transport, check the bus/train timetables to ensure you will be able to get to class on time and home from class at a suitable hour.
9. Is First Aid training included in the course?
Having a current First Aid certificate is an essential requirement for working in the care and support industry. If the RTO doesn’t offer First Aid Training, you will need to find somewhere else to do that training. You’ll need to make sure the training days don’t conflict with each other.
10. What are the hidden costs?
The most important question you can ask! You’ll need to find out whether there is a cost to hire resources and books, whether you will need to pay for parking, if there are printing costs etc. Take these hidden extra’s into account when determining the total cost of your Course.
How does Daisy Learning answer these questions?
1. Our Course costs vary depending on what course you are wanting to study. We have multiple Government Funding and Incentive payments and offer tailored payment plans according to your needs.
2. We are dedicated to going above and beyond to meet your learning needs. The majority of our Students are offered employment during their Vocational Placement or shortly after which makes a really easy transition from training to employment.
3. We have 2 class room based trainers who have extensive experience in the industry. Our class sizes are kept to a maximum of 14 to allow that personal connection and enhanced learning experience.
4. There are many different course availability options at Daisy Learning. We have full time training that runs 4 days a week, part time training that runs 1 days a week and online training that is self-paced.
5. We are a Nationally Recognised Training Organisation meaning your Daisy Learning qualification will be recognised all through Australia.
6. Online training and class room based training options are available. Online students still get a chance to meet with their trainer once every three to four weeks for a Workshop.
7. We will arrange your Vocational Placement with one of the many facilities we work with between Noosa and Caloundra. All you need to do is confirm your shifts before commencing and enjoy the experience!
8. Located just next door to the Sunshine Plaza in Maroochydore, there are many transport options.
9. We include First Aid training in all of our Certificate III courses. This is done at our usual campus, during normal class times.
10. Daisy Learning is very up front with the costing of your Course. Our resources are loaned out free of charge and comprehensive list of additional service charges is provided to all students when they enroll.
There you have it, How To Choose A Training Provide in 10 simple steps!
For further information on Daisy Learning, give us a call to see how we can meet your training needs.