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Hosting an apprentice through a Group Training Organisation​

If you’re unwilling or unable to commit to employing an apprentice or trainee, you might consider hosting employees from a Group Training Organisation.

As a host you provide their on-job training and supervision of the apprentice or trainee for the period of time they work for you. You can host them for short or long periods to suit your business needs.

How it works

Group training organisations (or GTOs) are essentially large scale employers: they employ many apprentices and trainees, arrange their off-job training and pay their wages. For their on-job training, they place them with host employers.

Host employers are employers who are willing to take on an apprentice or trainee for an agreed time but don’t wish to be involved with the formal business and commitments of taking on an apprentice or trainee.

Next steps

For the guidelines, visit the TASC website.

  1. Check out the rules of hosting apprentices or trainees from a GTO. These include:
    • complying with guidelines of the Training And Skills Commission (TASC)
    • having a formal written arrangement between you and the GTO
    • maintaining adequate supervision of the apprentice.
  2. Select a South Australian Group Training Organisation.
  3. Visit your chosen GTO’s website (most have special sections for employers wanting to host an apprentice/trainee) and follow the application procedure.
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