A question that I am asked regularly is, what is the cost of setting up an RTO? It is one of those questions that is big and difficult to answer, hence the reason for this article. Sometimes, I think potential clients asking me this question are just wanting a simple answer like “$80,000”. It is just not possible to actually answer the question accurately without giving consideration to many factors. This article will focus on those factors and give you the tools to identify the set up costs applicable to your planned RTO. This article will focus on the costs associated with preparing and submitting the RTO application to the point where you have achieved registration and are listed on the national training register.