Group training arrangements have the potential to make a valuable contribution to meeting State employment reform objectives. It is imperative therefore, that a process is in place to ensure that group training standards are addressed and maintained within Tasmania and to assure the suitability of organisations wishing to provide group training services in Tasmania.
To provide group training services within Tasmania, an organisation must be approved as registered with the Tasmanian Training Agreements Committee (TTAC) once it exceeds ten (10) apprentice/trainee placements with a host employer – refer to TTAC Policy 19.
In order to be approved as registered with TTAC, an organisation must meet the four Tasmanian Operational Requirements for Group Training Organisations which encompasses the National Standards for Group Training Organisations.
The National Standards for Group Training Organisations provide a formal framework that promotes national consistency and quality for the provision of group training services across Australia. View the National Standards for Group Training Organisations on the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations website. A Resources Handbook accompanies the National Standards.
The Tasmanian Operational Requirements for Group Training Organisations (Tasmanian Operational Requirements) consists of two sections, 'Guide to registration' and 'Registration toolkit'.
In brief, the steps to registration in Tasmania are:
The period of registration, which commences from the date of TTAC approval for ‘new’ GTOS, is for three years unless circumstances dictate a shorter term of registration. Such circumstances might be:
Templates are available to assist organisations with their application to register as a GTO and for reporting purposes.
An organisation offering group training services may operate in Tasmania without being registered with TTAC provided the organisation has less than 10 apprentice/trainee placements with a host employer. However, such organisations would not be eligible to apply for some State and Australian Government funding.
For further information about registering as a GTO in Tasmania, email an enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.