About Group Training – Employers

In South Australia, Group Training Organisations (GTOs) account for approximately 30% of all entry-level apprentices. Nationally, over 100,000 businesses have used a GTO to manage their apprentices and trainees.

The Group Training Approach

The three way partnership of the GTO, business (host employer) and Registered Training Organisation (RTO) is important to ensure an effective support structure is in place during all phases of the apprenticeship.

Under a Group Training arrangement, the Group Training Organisation (GTO) remains the legal employer of the Apprentice or Trainee for the duration of the Training Contract. The apprentice or trainee is placed with you (the “host” employer) while they are undertaking their training.