With the ever-increasing number of people choosing vocational education, there are more and more education providers entering the market. This may give you a whole lot of options, but it makes choosing one much more difficult. That is why we’re here to make it a tad easier and tell you all that you should keep in mind as you make your decision.
Factors to consider
When finding a training and course provider, there are certain things that you should think about, with respect to your course of choice. Once you come across a list of providers, try comparing and contrasting on the basis of the following factors;
You will have to make sure the fees charged for the course if affordable and within your budget. When considering an institute, make sure you look at all the costs associated with the course, which will most probably be included in the course information. If not, be sure to contact them to enquire.
• Duration of course
RTOs can determine their own duration for courses but usually certificate and diploma courses can last for about 9-16 months. You will find this information in the provider’s course information page. Again, be sure to enquire about it if the information isn’t supplied. See what institute offers the course at a duration which is the most fitting for you.
The location of the RTO is another factor you’ll keep in mind. Quite obviously travelling to far off distances with Melbourne traffic is not something you’d like. Therefore, make sure you choose a provider which is close to you, or at least one you can conveniently travel to.
If you are a citizen or a permanent resident, chances are, you could be eligible for receiving government subsidy for your study (considering you satisfy the eligibility criteria). Find out if the RTOs you are considering give you that benefit. Most institutes in Melbourne do offer government subsidised courses, but you should still verify.
• Delivery modes
If you are looking to study by means of face-to-face delivery, then finding a good fit shouldn’t be as difficult. However, if that doesn’t suit you and you are leaning more towards online or blended modes of delivery, you should ensure the provider offers them.
We cannot stress this enough; make SURE the course provider you choose is genuine and will provide you proper training. With so many suspicious and unreliable institutes out there, it is pertinent to be careful and vigilant. You’ll probably suspect if there is something wrong, but if you still need to be certain, https://training.gov.au/ has a list of all the registered training providers in Melbourne. You can go on there and find out about their details and whether or not they’re authentic.
• Flexibility of batches
Coming to another important aspect you should take into account, the flexibility. Some institutes deliver courses on fixed days and at fixed times offering you no autonomy to modify the batches according to your schedule. If you’re a busy bee and for instance, not free on the weekdays, find out if the provider has weekend classes available, or at least alternative timings.
Do your research
Research. As. Much. As. Possible. Even though a little goes a long way, the more RTO’s you find in your area and the more info you have about them, the better. We are blessed with platforms like Google and Facebook, where you can find HEAPS about the institutes you’re looking at. Go on there and read the reviews to know how other people feel about them. Get in touch with people who have studied there and ask if the institute is worth investing in. But don’t stop there, ask around offline as well! Maybe your friends know something about them. In short, find out as much as you can if you have the time.
Make your decision
Once you have gone over everything, choose the one that fits you best. Affordable, easy to reach, just the right duration, classes that fit your schedule, and everything else. If you still need help, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Kal Training has government funded childcare courses available along with flexible classes at multiple locations. Plus, we’re completely genuine, dedicated to help our students find the right direction. Be sure to check us out as well! Who knows? Maybe we are the right fit for you after all. But if not, We promise to be unbiased and to help you find the most suitable option for you, even if it is not us.
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