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Registering as a GTO

To provide group training services in Tasmania, an organisation must be registered by Skills Tasmania once it exceeds ten (10) apprentice / trainee placements with host employer(s).

To be registered as a GTO, an organisation must meet the Tasmanian Operational Requirements for Group Training Organisations and meet the National Standards for Group Training Organisations.

The National Standards for Group Training Organisations [PDF] promotes consistency and quality for group training services across Australia. A Resources Handbook accompanies the National Standards.

The Tasmanian Operational Requirements for Group Training Organisations consists of a Guide to Registration and a Registration Toolkit.

The steps to registration in Tasmania are:

  1. a. Prospective and interstate-registered GTOs submit a Application to register or re-register [Word 29KB] to Skills Tasmania or
    b. GTOs re-registering submit a Application to register or re-register [Word 29KB] to Skills Tasmania
  2. Organisations conduct a self-assessment against the Tasmanian Operational Requirements
  3. Self Assessment Evidence Report [Word 265KB] submitted to auditor
  4. Auditor determines type of audit, e.g. full compliance audit for prospective GTOs, a strategic audit for interstate-registered GTOs, and submits Auditor Recommendation Report [Word 382KB] to Skills Tasmania
  5. Skills Tasmania determines registration status and notifies organisation.

The period of registration, which commences from the date of approval for ‘new’ GTOs, is for five years unless circumstances dictate a shorter term of registration. Such circumstances might be:

  • the GTO has requested an audit prior to the expiration of the five-year period in order to align their GTO audits with other independent quality arrangements. 
  • Skills Tasmania has determined that a compliance audit is warranted.

Interstate-registered GTOs should follow the Steps to Registration to apply for registration as a GTO in Tasmania but should also provide their latest external audit report against the National Standards for GTOs.

Templates are available to assist organisations with their application to register as a GTO.

An organisation offering group training services may operate in Tasmania without being registered provided the organisation has less than 10 apprentice / trainee placements with host employer(s). However, such organisations would not be eligible for some state and Australian Government funding.

For further information email to enquiries@skills.tas.gov.au.