What is Group Training

Group Training is training and employment arrangement where an organisation, known as a Group Training Organisation or GTO, employs apprentices and trainees under an Apprenticeship / Traineeship Training Contract and places them with host employers.

A GTO assumes 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.

Group Training ModelSome of the benefits of undertaking an apprenticeship / traineeship through Group Training are:

  • You get paid while you learn;
  • Your training may be eligible for government subsidy;
  • You will not be unemployed if work with a particular host employer runs out as because you are employed by the GTO who will find you another placement to continue your apprenticeship / traineeship;
  • You have the flexibility to rotate host employers;
  • Your wage and allowances are paid by the GTO in accordance to Awards and other agreements;
  • All of the administration and government paperwork is handled by the GTO;
  • Your training is arranged by the GTO;
  • Your safety equipment will be provided to you by the GTO before you start work;
  • You are allocated a Field Officer who will be able to help you if you have any issues or need any further information.

To find your nearest Apprenticeship Employer

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If you are an apprentice who has become “Out of Trade”, you can submit your details on the purpose built website developed and maintained by AEN www.needanapprentice.com.au. Here you can submit your resume and search for current vacancies, with the aim of getting back into work and completing your apprenticeship.