Posts Categorized: Media Releases

The Australian Industry Group’s concern over the drop in apprentice numbers and quality has thrown a spotlight on an issue that the Group Training Association of Victoria has been pointing to for the past four years. Victoria, which is ahead of the rest of the nation in VET (vocational education and training) policy reform, is… Read more

Poor planned policy has seen a growing number of unscrupulous registered training organisations (RTOs) making a nonsense of the State government’s attempt to address youth unemployment over the last four years. A recent report into marketing practices in the vocational education and training (VET) sector by the Australian Skills Quality Authority revealed that 45% of… Read more

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