Group training organisations employ you as their apprentice or trainee and then host you out to employers where you gain on-job experience and training.
How does it work?
Group training organisations (GTOs) employ many apprentices and trainees (sometimes hundreds).
A GTO will:
- arrange your off-job training, usually done at the training provider's location
- ‘host’ you out to a ‘host employer’ for your on-job training
- pay you a wage.
A host employer is one willing to take you on for a given period but who may not wish to commit to the full term that most apprenticeships and traineeships require. As a GTO apprentice or trainee:
- you may find yourself working and learning under several host employers
- you may find yourself working and learning under one host employer for the whole term of your apprenticeship
- you’ll get the same range of on-job and off-job experiences as any other apprentice or trainee
- you’ll be paid the appropriate wage by the GTO
- you’ll be assigned a field officer who will visit you regularly to make sure things are going well with your host employer.
- Select a South Australian Group Training Organisation.
- Visit an individual GTO's website and learn about their intake schedule and recruitment process.
- Apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship with a GTO. All GTOs employ their apprentices and trainees the same way as a normal employer, via an application and selection process.