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Group Training Organisations (GTOs) employ the largest number of Apprentices and Trainees both in Western Australia and across Australia, making the network the largest employer of Apprentices in Australia. GTOs currently work with more than 100,000 enterprises, employing over 35,000 Apprentices and Trainees. (Source: Group Training Australia)
What is Group Training?
Group Training is an employment and training arrangement where a Group Training Organisation (GTO) acts as the primary employer to apprentices and trainees and then places them with other businesses known as "host employers", whilst they are undertaking their formal training. It provides a cost-efficient and administratively simple way for small to medium sized businesses to hire apprentices/trainees when this might otherwise not be possible. It also creates quality employment and training opportunities for career seekers providing a breadth of experience gained in a number of different enterprises.
The GTO arranges and monitors the on and off-the-job training and takes responsibility for all paperwork including wages, superannuation and other employee benefits. The GTO ensures the quality and quantity of the apprentices' and trainees' employment training and experience by rotating where necessary from business to business.