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MacKillop Catholic College Registered Training Organisation


MacKillop Catholic College is a registered training organisation (RTO) – National RTO Code: 45147, and delivers nationally accredited vocational education and training (VET) courses in a range of industry areas.

MacKillop Catholic College, besides providing quality education for students from years 7-12, provides nationally recognised training to students in years 10, 11 and 12, as well as a range of courses for adult learners, that allows them to develop a range of work skills that could lead to entry level positions in a wide variety of industries.  Students complete industry qualifications which are recognised Australia-wide which link to entry-level employment, apprenticeships or traineeships, and further training.  Assessment in all courses is competency-based, and successful completion of units entitles students to Stage 1 credits towards the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET).  As well as off-the-job training, programmes typically involve one or more structured work placements, where students have the opportunity to further gather skills in the workplace to enhance their theoretical knowledge and assist them in applying the practical skills to their industry.

Benefits for Students

  • Gaining competencies leading to the award of a certificate recognised anywhere in Australia
  • Successful completion of competencies entitles students to Stage 1 credit towards the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET)
  • Developing skills and knowledge valued in the workplace
  • Exposure to potential employers through structured work placements
  • Increasing confidence and communication skills through learning in a work environment

pdf MacKillop RTO Handbook

pdf RTO Brochure

For the full list of nationally accredited training programs that we deliver, please visit www.training.gov.au or go to our courses page.

More information on Vocational Education and Training (VET) in the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET)

Ready to enrol? Submit your expression of interest here.


Please address any questions or concerns to Ms Patricia Sweeney-Fawcett, Managing Director – RTO, Flexible Learning, Careers and VET

Email: patricia.sweeneyfawcett@nt.catholic.edu.au
Phone: (08) 8930 5704

Compliments, Complaints and Appeals

MacKillop Catholic College RTO has a strong focus on continuous improvement.  We value your feedback and input into shaping the future of vocational and education training programs offered.


At any time you can provide compliments, suggestions and general feedback about the course or the College RTO’s programs by contacting the Managing Director patricia.sweeneyfawcett@nt.catholic.edu.au.


The College RTO seeks to prevent complaints by ensuring that learners are satisfied with their training and its outcomes. All staff are expected to be fair, courteous and helpful in all dealings with learners. However should you or a parent, or other stakeholder have a complaint, it should be raised with the relevant staff member in the first instance. If the issue cannot be resolved, a formal complaint (in writing) should be put to the Managing Director.

pdf Complaints Policy and Procedure

pdf Complaints Form


An appeal is used when you disagree with the outcome of a decision.  For example, if your trainer has said that your work is ‘Not Yet Satisfactory’ but you believe that you have completed the tasks correctly.  By asking for an appeal, you are asking to have the work re-marked by a different trainer/assessor.

An appeal must be lodged within 10 school days of you being notified of the decision made by the College RTO.  All appeals must be lodged in writing directly to the Managing Director.  Staff can assist you in lodging an appeal.

pdf Appeals Policy and Procedure

pdf Appeals Form 


Credit Transfer

Qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by MacKillop Catholic College RTO College are recognised by RTOs in all Australian states and territories.  Likewise qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other RTO’s in all Australian states and territories are recognised for the purposes of credit transfer.  Learners who have evidence in the form of AQF certification from any another RTO or authenticated VET transcripts issued by the Registrar or from an AQF authorised issuing authority for units of competency relevant to this qualification will be given credit upon enrolment.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) means an assessment process that assesses the competency(s) of an individual that may have been acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning, to determine the extent to which that individual meets the requirements specified in the training package or VET accredited course.

  1. formal learning refers to learning that takes place through a structured program of instruction and is linked to the attainment of an AQF qualification or statement of attainment (for example, a certificate, diploma or degree)
  2. non-formal learning refers to learning that takes places through a structured program of instruction, but does not lead to the attainment of AQF qualification or statement of attainment (for example, in-house professional development programs)
  3. informal learning refers to learning that results through experience of work-related, social, family, hobby or leisure activities (for example work history and experience).

You can apply for Credit or RPL at enrolment or at any time prior to the commencement of the relevant unit of competency/ies for which you are seeking recognition.

RPL and Credit Transfer Forms are available for download on this page, but if you need help, you can ask your trainer or the Managing Director for assistance and for an application form.  They will assist you with not only the application form, but with the types of evidence that you may have that will assist the assessor. This could include, for example:

  • samples of your work
  • portfolio of evidence (including photographs, digital recordings etc)
  • an observation of you at work
  • third party reports from your employer/work placement host or another person who knows your work

Sometimes the review of evidence is combined with the assessor conducting assessments that show you already have the knowledge and skills. For example:

  • practical skill assessments
  • written or oral knowledge assessments
  • having a conversation with the assessor about your experiences.

pdf Recognition of Prior Leaning and Credit Transfer Policy and Proccedure

pdf RPL Application Form

pdf Credit Transfer Application Form


pdf Enrolment Policy

pdf Code Of Conduct

pdf SACE Assessment Responsibilities Code of Practice

Withdrawal from a Program

pdf Course Withdrawal Form

Useful Links:

VET and Careers at MacKillop

Flexible Learning at MacKillop

MacKillop RTO Courses

Ready to enrol? Submit your expression of interest here.