Registered Training Organisation (RTO)

RTO Accreditation Services

Vocational Pathways has facilitated the accreditation of over 60 organisations as Registered Training Organisations. We guide and support organisations through the entire accreditation process. Our services include providing advice regarding feasibility and capacity of organisations to gain accreditation, as well as the relevant strategic business options. Further, Vocational Pathways is able to provide almost all required quality assurance policies and procedures, ready to be tailored and customised by organisations seeking accreditation. Documentation includes training plans, risk management procedures, recognition of prior learning policies, client welfare policy and internal AQTF compliance audit report template. All organisations are fully supported in producing a Quality Assurance Policies & Procedures Manual.

Vocational Pathways was audited for compliance with the AQTF 2007 Standards, by the VRQA, in September of 2007. After a rigorous audit, our organisation was found to be fully compliant, with no issues of non-compliance reported. Our documentation was found to be fully compliant with the AQTF 2007 Standards. To date, all of our client RTOs that have been audited, over 40 in total, have been found to be compliant with AQTF Standards.

The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) registers education and training providers. Registration occurs when the VRQA is satisfied that an education and training provider meets required standards. The VRQA also monitors continuing compliance with these standards. Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), including TAFEs and private providers, are the providers of nationally accredited courses in vocational education and training (VET).

On 1 July, 2007, Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) 2007 Essential Standards for Registration (the Essential Standards) replaced the AQTF 2005 Standards for Registered Training Organisations. The Essential Standards aim to improve the quality of training and assessment in the VET sector. Changes include reducing the regulatory burden, streamlining and standardising processes for national consistency, ensuring stakeholder confidence in quality skills outcomes and ensuring continuous improvement of training and assessment. The VRQA has responsibility for implementation of the AQTF 2007 Essential Standards for Registration, in Victoria.

All training organisations (including TAFE institutes) that issue Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and statements of attainment must be registered by a State or Territory recognition authority.  An organisation that is not registered may offer non-accredited training or assessment services, but cannot issue nationally recognised qualifications. Becoming a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) will allow you to:

  • Attract students seeking accredited training recognised throughout Australia
  • Market nationally recognised training using the Nationally Recognised Training logo
  • Promote your organisation on the National Training Information Service (
  • Promote your organisation and the training you deliver through the Victorian
  • TAFE Course Directory and the TAFE Course Line
  • Issue nationally recognised qualifications that will articulate into other programs
  • Select qualifications to meet training requirements from a large number of accredited courses and Training Packages
  • Deliver courses nationally under one registration (Mutual Recognition arrangements)
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of quality in the national training and further education system
  • Be eligible to tender for public funding for vocational education and training

As a Victorian RTO, your organisation can deliver training outside Victoria without a further recognition process or payment of additional fees, through National Recognition arrangements. Under National Recognition, each State and Territory has agreed to recognise the decisions of all other States and Territories in registering training organisations (including the imposition of any conditions or sanctions with respect to registration).
Vocational Pathways is also able to facilitate to preparation and submission of extensions to scope of registration by current RTOs.

Training and Auspicing Services

Vocational Pathways is a Registered Training Organisation (TOID 21230). Courses on our scope of registration include:

  • TAA40104 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
  • CHC20202 Certificate II in Community Services Work
  • ICP20205 Certificate II in Printing & Graphic Arts (Desktop Publishing)
  • SRC20206 Certificate II in Community Recreation
  • 21471VIC Certificate III in Concept Development for Clothing Products
  • 21530VIC Certificate II in Small Business (Operations/Innovation)
  • BSBMKG603A Manage the marketing process
  • BSBPM402A Apply time management techniques
  • BSBSLS303A Present a sales solution
  • BSBSLS401A Lead a sales team
  • PSPGOV516A Develop and use emotional intelligence

Organisations may choose to undertake courses through Vocational Pathways, or may decide to deliver and assess one or more courses under the auspices of Vocational Pathways. Auspicing arrangements enable organisations to deliver and assess nationally recognised qualifications. Effectively, these arrangements allow organisations to advertise for, recruit and enrol clients in any of the above courses.

These organisations would be able to charge course fees and would only have to pay Vocational Pathways an auspicing fee per client enrolled. Further, where organisations wish to deliver qualifications not currently on our scope of registration, Vocational Pathways could work with such organisations to have those qualifications added to our scope.

All organisations working under the auspices of Vocational Pathways will be fully supported in meeting relevant AQTF 2007 compliance requirements.

AQTF Compliance Audits

Vocational Pathways plans and conducts internal AQTF audits for Registered Training Organisations. Our experience in VRQA (ex OTTE) audits in unparalleled. We have participated directly in over 40 AQTF audits, representing the interests of our client RTOs. Our internal audit services include:

  • Providing RTOs with AQTF 2007 Internal Compliance Audit template
  • Assisting RTOs in identifying and producing evidence of compliance
  • Enabling RTOs to implement strategies that not only foster and promote continuous improvement, but also enable RTOs to maintain records of evidence of continuous improvement
  • Producing policies and AQTF compliant procedures ready to be customised by RTOs
  • Producing reports for management including any areas of non-compliance and recommendations for action

All audits are able to be conducted at the client’s site.

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Whilst all care is taken in compiling information contained in this website, it is advised that the relevant national, state and/or sector education and training authorities be consulted prior to acting on any of the information contained herein. Vocational Pathways Pty Ltd, its officers and associates cannot be held responsible for any errors, omission or losses arising from information contained in this website.

Contact Us

  • Postal      PO Box 83 Elsternwick VIC 3185
  • Email
  • Phone      +61 3 9532 7119
  • Skype      vocational.pathways
  • ACN         080 527 662
  • ABN         27 080 527 662
  • RTO         21230

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