Factors that drive RTO performance: an overview

Vocational education and training TAFE Australia
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In this paper we provide an overview of recent research on the factors that drive the performance of registered training organisations (RTOs), with a view to identifying areas for future research.

This is a companion piece to another National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) report, Are we all speaking the same language? Understanding ‘quality’ in the VET sector.

Initially we explore the drivers of RTO performance; then we discuss findings from available literature from Australia and from overseas. Finally we suggest some implications for further research.

We structure our discussion under the organising themes of:
- high performance organisations and frameworks
- effectiveness and efficiency indicators of performance
- trials of RTO performance indicators
- international approaches (including for United State of America, United Kingdom, European Union, Germany, and New Zealand)
- concluding remarks.

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