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On the 29th of October 2015 the Victorian Government announced changes to the Back to Work Scheme that provides for generous financial incentives to eligible employers. The Back to Work Scheme: Encourages and supports ongoing employment growth in Victoria. Provides targeted financial assistance. Assists with the costs associated with hiring and train. Andrew Hosken, Branch… Read more

At the age of 16, Symantha McGrath was a young school drop out, hanging around with “the wrong crowd” after growing up in a very unstable environment. As a child Symantha had no adult role models or peers that were in any form of employment, key adults around her were drug affected, and as a… Read more

GTAV are delighted to inform you of a change in our business address and finance contact details. Our new location is larger and more conveniently located so we can offer you better service! Our new location is: Level 3, 478 Albert Street East Melbourne VIC 3002 Please send all general enquiries and members services to… Read more

We are currently looking for nominees to represent Victoria at the GTA Today’s Skills: Tomorrow’s Leaders program being held from the 17th-22nd August 2014 in Canberra. The Today’s Skills: Tomorrow’s Leaders program targets the elite group of outstanding  group training apprentices and trainees who are demonstrating high levels of performance, maturity and leadership throughout their… Read more

On Wednesday this week (March 5, 2014), GTAV were featured in and article in “The Australian” newspaper. Gary Workman was interviewed and presented the Association’s view on the current VET system in Victoria. Article Intro DEMAND-driven education systems favour colleges and universities rather than students, and will keep doing so until job outcomes are hardwired… Read more

GTAV has released its 2014 budget statement. The budget statement highlights 4 main recommendations that we believe would increase the participation and overall success of apprenticeships in Victoria. Proposed new school based program to support 10,000 student transitions into meaningful employment Victorian (and Federal government) long term support for JGTP Funding Future group training government… Read more

Last week GTAN delivered their annual “today’s skills tomorrow’s leaders” (TSTL) program. Congratulations to the 5 Victorian participants that went through the program. Leigh McGennisken of WORKCO Alexandra Reeve of 370 Degrees Group Indu Marapana of Australian Industry Group Michael Francis of CVGT William Bongers of Westvic Congratulations to all participants and GTAN for hosting… Read more

In 2013-14, the Commonwealth will provide funding of $1.8 billion to support state skills and workforce development related services as detailed in Table 2.6. 2.6: Payments to support state skills and workforce development related services This National Partnership will support group training organisations to deliver strategies and initiatives to improve Australian apprenticeship commencements and completions…. Read more

View the full Summary Document of the 2013-14 Victorian State Budget announcements made yesterday Higher Education and Skills – Additional support for TAFE Additional funding is provided to build on investment committed through the Vocational Education and Training Reform Package, making available total output funding of $100 million for the TAFE Structural Adjustment Fund over 4… Read more

Last week at the National Conference Group Training Australia (GTA) awarded two Life Membership status in recognition of the significant contribution to the national group training network. Iain McDougall GTAN Chair for many years and General Manger Hospitality group training in WA Brian Kerwood, former Director of Training Services, Australian Industry Group Training Services (Victoria… Read more