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Skills Tasmania

Accessing Tasmanian Government funding

RTOs who wish to access Tasmanian Government funding to provide subsidised training to learners in Tasmania must be endorsed by Skills Tasmania.

How the Endorsed RTO system works

The Skills Tasmania Endorsed RTO (ERTO) System aims to increase and assure the quality of government subsidised training for learners and employers in Tasmania. The system is designed to:

  • ensure only RTOs with quality outcomes are contracted to deliver government subsidised training
  • streamline the application process for grant programs
  • provide recognition to Endorsed RTOs delivering quality training in Tasmania.

The ERTO system is at the core of Tasmanian Government’s on-going commitment to quality in the training and workforce development system.

It is one part of the Tasmanian VET Quality Assurance Framework for RTOs which also includes:

  • Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) registration
  • selection criteria for grant programs
  • contract compliance monitoring.

Endorsement is formalised through the Skills Tasmania Agreement, which sets out the terms and conditions for accessing Tasmanian Government funding programs.

Download a copy of the current Skills Tasmania Agreement | PDF 430KB dated 26 June 2019.

Current ERTOs are listed in our Endorsed RTOs List (updated 28 April 2020, Excel 21KB).

Applying to be an ERTO

Applying to be an ERTO involves completing an application form once certain eligibility and selection criteria are met.

Please read the guidelines below which detail the eligibility and selection criteria before submitting an application and applying for endorsement.

If you have any queries please email rtoendorsement@skills.tas.gov.au.

Do I need to be endorsed to be able to deliver training in Tasmania?

RTOs that are not endorsed but that are registered through Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and scoped to deliver training in Tasmania are able to deliver training, but will not be able to access Tasmanian Government funding.

Non-endorsed RTOs who deliver training in Tasmania are not required to report data to Skills Tasmania. However, you must report to the Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification (TASC) and National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) on a quarterly basis. Please refer to the TASC and NCVER websites for further information.