Become a Group Training Organisation

Group Training Organisations (GTOs) employ apprentices and trainees and work with host employers to take them on. 

GTOs help businesses take on apprentices and trainees

GTOs employ apprentices and trainees and place them with host businesses who provide work and on-job training.

GTOs take care of employer responsibilities such as recruitment, managing apprentice wages, superannuation and leave. The GTO supports apprentices and host employers throughout the apprenticeship.

Group Training Boost - Additional funding for GTOs

Additional funding is available for Group Training Organisations to support business to take on new apprentices and trainees.

GTOs can offer a reduced charge out rate of $200 per week per apprentice or trainee for a period of six months (up to $5200), to reduce the costs for business throughout the peak COVID-19 impact period. Eligible training contracts are those that commence on or after 2 March 2020.

The Group Training Boost is available for a limited time for Training Contracts at Certificate II level or higher that are in place by 31 August 2020 (subject to funding availability).

The Group Training Boost also provides an injection of funding for GTOs to support retention of, and maintain connections with apprentices and trainees, host employers and registered training organisations. Funding also offers GTOs an opportunity to diversify to areas where there is demand for skills and workforce needs as well as business development activities.

For more information talk to one of our SA Skills Link advisors at a time that suits, register your details.

How to become a GTO

You need to be registered as an employer of apprentices and trainees in South Australia, have a permanent physical presence here, and show you comply with the National Standards for Group Training Organisations.

Next steps

  1. Read the National Standards for GTOs Registration Guide South Australia (Word)
  2. Submit a GTO Application
  3. We will organise a meeting with you to explain registration requirements, funding opportunities and next steps
  4. Submit the National Standards for GTOs Compliance Report Audit Template (Word)
  5. Participate in our compliance audit. We review your self-assessment against the National Standards for GTOs through a desktop audit, site visit, and interviews with apprentices, trainees and host employers.

Apply to become a GTO

To apply for Group Training Registration in South Australia, see Apply to become a GTO

Help and advice to become a GTO

For further information or help to start your application, call the Infoline on 1800 673 097 or email DIS.GroupTraining@sa.gov.au to make an appointment.