V5.5 March 2023/Review Dec 2023
Student Information Handbook
Thanks for your interest in enrolling in an accredited course with the CMTO. You will receive an enrolment form along with this Student Information Handbook.
Undertaking a nationally recognised accredited course with the Community Media Training Organisation (CMTO) takes your media training to the next level. You get access to great trainers and specific training in things like voice production and using online media to distribute your content. Our courses are designed to challenge existing broadcasters to improve their skills and to gain a greater understanding how as a sector, community broadcasters need to develop along with the rest of the media industry.
Doing the course requires some commitment, but it is worth it. More than anything, CMTO students say they really love the social side of the learning – the groups and teams- because they get to know other people at the station that they normally don’t cross paths with.
Please read the following information carefully before completing your enrolment form:
Who is the CMTO?
The Community Media Training Organisation (CMTO) is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID 91800) delivering Nationally Recognised Training. We have a commitment to helping people achieve their learning goals, in a fun and supportive learning environment.
The CMTO provides specialised industry training for anyone considering a career and employment within the community broadcasting industry and the wider media.
What is an RTO?
Registered training organisations (RTOs) are training providers registered by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver vocational education and training (VET) services.
ASQA is the regulatory body for RTOs in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania.
RTOs are recognised as providers of quality-assured and nationally recognised training and qualifications.
RTOs issue Australian Qualification Framework qualifications and Statements of Attainment. The details and scope of registration of all registered training organisations are listed on the official National Register of information on Training Packages, Qualifications, Courses, Units of Competency and Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) www.training.gov.au
What are the obligations of an RTO to its learners?
As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) registered with Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), we have an obligation to ensure the quality of the nationally recognised training and assessment we deliver. We must comply at all times with the Standards for RTOs 2015 which are part of the VET Quality Framework.
To ensure compliance, we have developed comprehensive internal policies, procedures and systems that guide our compliant operations, and we must participate in audits with ASQA upon their request.
In addition, we must ensure that any third parties that we work with who have any involvement in your training and assessment comply as well. As the RTO, we have the responsibility to issue your AQF certification documents. If at any time you feel we have not met our obligations as an RTO, you have the right to make a complaint following our Complaints and Appeals Policy (POLPRO 4) outlined further on in this Handbook.
How can training benefit you?
- A Nationally Recognised qualification upon successful completion of the course
- Fun and flexible delivery of training and assessment by experienced industry trainers and assessors
- The opportunity to choose a career path through recognised qualifications
- Learning of new skills
- Develop your existing skills further, or have your existing skills recognised with a nationally recognised qualification
- Meet new people and gain confidence in your broadcasting skills!