Posts Categorized: Media Releases

The Group Training Association of Victoria has released its budget submission, with four key policy recommendations for the future of apprenticeships and traineeships in Victoria. The GTAV’s reform proposals include developing the apprenticeship ‘work experience year’, in which prospective apprentices and trainees spend a year sampling trades first hand with supervision and school-based support. The… Read more

The Group Training Association of Victoria has unveiled Safety First, an app that will help keep apprentices and trainees safe through the Christmas rush and beyond. November and December are the deadliest months for workers and manufacturing, construction and transport – trades traditionally affected by the Christmas rush – record the highest incidence of serious… Read more

The Group Training Association of Victoria heartily congratulates the finalists in this year’s State Training Awards. The Victorian Training Awards are the peak statewide awards for vocational education and training. The Awards recognise the excellence and achievements of Victoria’s apprentices, trainees, training organisations and employers. “Congratulations to all the apprentices, trainees and Group Training Organisations… Read more

Bendigo’s highest achieving apprentices will be recognised by the Minister for Higher Education and Skills, in Bendigo on June 6 as part of the Group Training Association of Victoria State Conference. Central Victorian Group Training announces the winners of two of its most prestigious awards. The winners are both Bendigo boys – Brenton Mountjoy an… Read more

The Group Training Association of Victoria is partnering with the Bully Free Australia Foundation to prevent bullying among apprentices and trainees entering the workforce. “Eradicating bullying behaviour from the workplace is a Herculean task but something must be done to stop the increasing numbers of bullying incidents which are being reported,” says Gary Workman, Executive… Read more

Today’s announcement that the Federal Government will continue funding to Victorian Group Training Organisations through the 2012/2013 financial year will enable Group Training Organisations (GTOs) to continue finding work for young people, and willing workers for local businesses. Group Training Association of Victoria Executive Officer Gary Workman said the long-awaited decision would allow Group Training… Read more

Small-to-medium employers and their workers will benefit from the launch of a new website offering up-to-date training and advice on workplace safety. The new ‘Safety First’ website ( launched by the Group Training Association of Victoria today, will help businesses to know their legal obligations and create safe workplaces. GTAV executive director Gary Workman said… Read more