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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the questions we’re asked the most:

What does RTO Leadership Institute do?

We provide:

  • Nationally recognised qualifications for the VET sector, and
  • Professional development sessions for VET professionals.

We are experts in the VET sector and have worked extensively with individuals and companies all over Australia. We use this expertise to ensure we are able to contribute positively to the training and development of future VET professionals.

Whether you are looking to start a career in the VET sector or you are wanting to take the next step in your career, RTO Leadership Institute can help you on your journey.

What kinds of courses do you provide?

We offer flexible, rolling programs to individuals or groups who are looking to expand their knowledge of the ever-changing VET industry. Our offerings range from nationally recognized qualifications through to mentoring programs that further drives the career success of our alumni.

We focus on:

For a full list of our courses, see here.

What career options do I have, if I complete one of your qualifications?

If you complete one of our qualifications, you may be qualified to enter into one of these roles:

  • Manager – which may be a General Manager, Office Manager, Operations Manager, Customer/Client Services Manager or other
  • Supervisor
  • Coordinator
  • Team Leader
  • Trainer and/or assessor
  • Enterprise trainer and/or enterprise assessor
  • Training adviser or training needs analyst
  • Vocational education teacher
  • Internal or external auditor
  • External auditor for a VET Regulator
  • Quality assurance manager
  • Quality facilitator
  • Quality and improvement consultant
  • Or a service quality system support analyst

How are you different from other training providers?

We’re passionate veterans and educators specifically for the VET industry.
After many years working in the VET sector as consultants, auditors, and managers, we developed an RTO that is dedicated to supplying highly skilled and knowledgeable graduates to the VET sector.

Our commitment to quality is deeply interwoven into our course offering – meaning course attendees can expect to walk away with a qualification they won’t acquire from any other comparable training organisation.

Where are your training centres/classrooms based?

Our head office is in Melbourne, however, we provide courses and training packages to organisations across Australia. Check each course for specific locations and dates.

How much do your courses cost?

Course prices vary in cost, depending on several variables: location, delivery method, and other factors. Please refer to each course on our website for more details, or contact us for more information.

For a full list of our courses, see here.


Can I pay off a qualification or course with a payment plan?

Some of our courses offer a payment plan option.

For more information, refer to the payment information for each qualification or course.

I want to train my whole team. Can I get a discount on a group purchase?

Some of our courses offer a group purchase discount.

Contact us for more information.

Who’s behind RTO Leadership Institute?

RTO Leadership Institute was established by Shashi Hodge, a skilled and passionate RTO and VET industry thought leader.

Shashi has more than 17 years of experience in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, having worked within multi-jurisdictional RTOs in roles such as Administration Manager, National Operations Manager, Training Manager and Division Manager.

She has worked with numerous RTOs as an external consultant on a large range of projects, such as system reviews, internal audits, preparation for initial registration or re-registration, adding courses to scope, course design, assessment writing and validation.

Her expertise is in:

– RTO management and compliance
– RTO registration matters
– RTO business and administration systems
– RTO policies and procedures – development, review, implementation
– course and assessment design
– increasing efficiency
– RTO internal audits
– assisting new and existing RTOs to fulfil their goals

Shashi leads the team at RTO Leadership Institute.

How long have you been around?

RTO Leadership Institute was established in 2013.

What’s the best way to get started?

If you’re ready to get started, contact us for a Career Planning Session, view our courses or call us on 1300 178 179.


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