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.

Businesses looking to host a new apprentice or trainee through a GTO from March 2020, can access a reduced rate for the first year.

Eligible businesses will receive up to $5,200 off the GTO charge out rate, with a reduction of $100 per week per new apprentice or trainee for a period of 12 months.

The Group Training Boost is available for a limited time for Training Contracts at Certificate III level or higher that are in place by 31 August 2020 or until funding is exhausted.

The Group Training Boost also provides an injection of funding to encourage GTOs to move into new markets, increase their business development capacity and deliver the skills needs of industry.

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.