What Are Group Training Organisations?

Group Training Organisations (GTOs) facilitate an employment and training arrangement whereby they employ apprentices and trainees under an Apprenticeship / Traineeship Training Contract and place them with host employers.

A Group Training Organisation (GTO) undertakes the employer responsibilities for the quality and continuity of the apprentices’ and trainees’ employment and training. The GTO also manages the additional care and support necessary to achieve the successful completion of the training contract

The goals of group training organisations are to:

  • Create additional employment opportunities for apprenticeships and traineeships that otherwise might not have existed

  • Provide for continuity of employment of apprentices and trainees through to the completion of their Apprenticeship/Traineeship Training Contract

  • Improve the quality and range of training available to apprentices and trainees, particularly within small and medium business

To achieve these goals, GTOs:

  • Employ apprentices and trainees and place them with host employers

  • Are responsible for meeting the obligations of the employer as outlined in the Apprenticeship/Traineeship Training Contract and manage and monitor arrangements with host employers

  • Provide care and support throughout the apprenticeship or traineeship

Many GTOs also:

  • Assist apprentices and trainees to make a successful transition into the skilled workforce once qualified

  • Rotate apprentices and trainees among host employers to ensure continuity of their Training Contract and enhance the quality and range of the training experience

  • Provide access to apprenticeships and traineeships for those disadvantaged in the labour market

  • Provide services to the community which contribute to the promotion of vocational education and training and encourage employment growth

Apprenticeship Support Australia works closely with a variety of partner GTOs across a number of industries in Australia. For more information, get in touch with us today.

If you are a GTO and would like to look at further opportunities and partnerships we would love to hear from you. Please contact us on 1300 363 831