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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.

Host employers

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 employer for the whole time 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.

Next steps

  1. View the list of South Australian Group Training Organisations.
  2. Visit an individual GTO's website and learn about their intake schedule and recruitment process.
  3. 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.
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