What is Truss RTO?

Truss RTO is Smarter, Friendlier, AVETMISS Compliant Student Management and much more, Truss helps your RTO save time and money and present your best face to your students.

More about our Features

Get Personal Service

You can watch our video demos of our software in action or read about our ongoing feature releases, but the best way to really see the difference Truss brings is to see it in action for yourself with a personalised demo.

Plans & Pricing

Request a Demo

Compare Us

Not all Student Management Systems are alike. From clarity of pricing to ease of use, from device compatibility to secure electronic certificates, find out why you should choose Truss for your RTO.

See Comparison



As you would be aware, AUSkey is being deactivated at the end of the month. Your TrussRTO system currently uses AUSkey to authenticate as your RTO for the validation (and in some cases, creation) of USIs.

AUSkey's replacement is based on two things - RAM (Relationship Authorisation Manager) and an M2M (Machine To Machine) credential. The M2M credential is held by Truss, and authenticates us to the USI office as ourselves.

Relationship Authorisation Manager is an ATO (Australian Taxation Office) service whic...

Read More

03 Dec

In a newly released update to the Truss RTO software system, we've deployed fixes to allow devices with smaller screen sizes to work better within Truss RTO.

On intermediate screen sizes such as large tablets, landscape tablets or smaller laptops, the Truss RTO system will now scales dashboard content and text to fit better and to be easier to read.

These changes have been rolled out to all sections of the Truss RTO platform dashboard, you might notice font sizes drawing slightly smaller to fit in as much content as possible.
We haven't changed anything on the Tra...

Read More

31 Oct

Spring Updates - September & October 2018

Written By Daniel Haynes  

Truss RTO is happy to celebrate the launch of our new Video Tutorial series. You can find these on Vimeo here : https://vimeo.com/truss
These video tutorials take you through the Truss platform in detail, explaining how each section works and how you can get the most out of your Truss RTO system.

The October 2018 release for Truss RTO brings with it a number of highly requested features. The Newsletter Subscriber Import tool will allow you to transition your marketing lists to Truss RTO so you can continue your marketing campaigns, taking advantage of the statistics and repor...

Read More

About Truss RTO

Smarter, Friendlier Student Management. Truss RTO revolutionises day-to-day life for growing RTOs.

Truss RTO is a Student Management System suited to growing RTOs whether they deliver training online, face to face, or blended. Truss RTO can process bookings for your courses online via any internet-enabled device. It collects full AVETMISS data from your students and performs live USI validation. It helps you manage your compliance load including AVETMISS reporting and audit facilities (including state funding and CRICOS), automatic electronic certificate issue including verification and security, and can be tailored to the needs of any growing RTO.

Compare Us Plans & Pricing Features in Depth

Truss RTO: The Story So Far

We've been building bespoke cloud-based systems for RTOs since 2009 but now we're making the advantages of cloud available to RTOs all over Australia.

Truss RTO is a full-featured, matured system with years of development behind it. Here's how we got here.

2009: Development Starts

Back in 2008, Truss began life as Jack Marlow, providing website and bespoke CRM services to businesses across Australia. One of our early clients was a national RTO, starting us down the road to build Truss RTO.

2010: First Enrolments Taken
In mid 2010, we went live with our first cloud RTO Management System, built bespoke for a single client, built to assist with managing many stakeholders across multiple locations.
2014: Mobile responsive release
During 2014 the underlying Truss platform was re-engineered substantially to make it responsive - automatically restructuring all views to work well across any internet capable device, from smartphone to desktop.
2015: Mass-market product developed

In 2015 we standardised our RTO offering, by now in the hands of several clients, to solve a number of problems across the industry that existing platforms weren't doing as well as they could.

With a focus on short courses, but the capability to handle qualifications, our system, as an attractive, easy to use single platform solution, broke new ground.

2016: Investor backing

In early 2016, Truss took on seed investment from a Sydney financial services firm to help us grow Truss Education's products to service the entirety of the RTO sector.

Growing our team size and investing heavily in product development, our product was consolidated and expanded to integrate eLearning capabilities and much more.

2016-: Continuous evolution

By late 2016, Truss RTO had grown from its humble beginnings as a bespoke system focused on fee for service short courses to a comprehensive, full-featured student management supporting courses up to Advanced Diploma, CRICOS (including an Agent Portal) and all state funding models including VET FEE-HELP.

Each month we release improvements and new features for our clients at no charge.

The platform that connects it all

All your Stakeholders
  • RTO Admin Staff  
  • Trainers  
  • Audit Consultants  
  • Students  
Flexible Payment Options
Eway Stripe ANZ Pin Payments Commonwealth Bank
Robust Reporting Abilities
  •   AVETMISS 7.0 collection & Reporting
  •   USI Validation and Creation
  •   Secure Certificate Generation
  •   PDF Class Lists, Enrolment Records & More
Seamless Accounting Integration
Xero Reckon MYOB


We can help you move seamlessly from VETtrakJobReady RTO, other off-the-shelf systems or even your own home-built Student Database to Truss RTO.

For taking bookings from your students, Truss RTO can function standalone, as part of a website built by us, or can be easily embedded into your existing website - start taking paid enrolments online today!