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Why should my child be employed by a Group Training Organisation

Information for Parents

Group Training provides the best opportunity for an individual to complete a qualification through an apprenticeship or traineeship.

Group Training is a training and employment arrangement where an organisation, known as a Group Training Organisation (GTO), employs an apprentice or trainee under an Apprenticeship / Traineeship training contract and places them with host employers.

A GTO assumes the employer responsibilities for the quality and continuity of the apprentices’ and trainees’ employment and training. The GTO also manages the additional care and support necessary to achieve the successful completion of the training contract.

Benefits of undertaking an apprenticeship / traineeship through Group Training:
  • You get paid while you learn;
  • You will not be unemployed if work with a particular host employer runs out, because you are employed by the GTO who will find you another placement to continue your apprenticeship / traineeship;
  • You have the flexibility to rotate host employers;
  • Your wage and allowances are paid by the GTO in accordance to Awards and other agreements;
  • All of the administration and government paperwork is handled by the GTO;
  • Your training is arranged by the GTO;
  • Your safety equipment will be provided to you by the GTO before you start work;
  • You are allocated a Field Officer who will be able to help you if you have any issues or need any further information;
  • Group Training have higher rates of completing an apprenticeship / traineeship.

Considering your career?

We invite you to use Group Training as the means to secure your Apprenticeship or Traineeship.

Use our Find a GTO search function on this web site, to locate an employer to help your child secure their Apprenticeship  or Traineeship career in WA.