A Group Training Organisation (GTO) is a nationally registered, not-for-profit corporation established predominately to provide training and employment opportunities. GTOs must comply with the National Standards for Group Training Organisations and the State Training Services regularly checks and audits GTOs against this compliance standard.
GTOs employ apprentices and trainees and are responsible for ensuring that those employees receive suitable training and experience. To achieve this aim, the GTO will find a suitable ‘host’ employer for each apprentice or trainee to work with on a daily basis.
Apprentices and trainees employed by GTOs may spend their entire apprenticeship or traineeship with one host employer who can offer them a well-rounded training experience. Alternatively, they may be rotated around a number of host employers who can each offer a specialised area of training.