Group Training Organisations
Group Training Organisations employ apprentices and trainees and place them with host employers. This makes the GTO the legal employer of the Australian Apprentice, which provides benefits to the employer and apprentice or trainee.
GTO responsibilities include:
- selecting and recruiting apprentices and trainees, and matching them to a host employer
- managing wages, allowances, superannuation, worker's compensation and other employment benefits
- managing and supporting both on and off-the-job training
- providing support for the apprentice, trainee and host employer throughout the life of the Australian Apprenticeship.
Group Training Organisations operate across Australia, with some specialising in particular industries, while others may cover many industries.
Job hunters should visit the websites of local GTOs to view their vacancies, or get in touch with them to discuss employment options.
When an apprentice or trainee is employed by a Group Training Organisation, they are placed with a host employer to develop the skills required for their apprenticeship or traineeship.
Hiring an apprentice or trainee from a Group Training Organisation allows host employers to take part in the employment and training of apprentices and trainees to suit their business needs. There are many other benefits for employers using a Group Training Organisation.