To provide group training services in Tasmania, an organisation must be registered by Skills Tasmania when 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:
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:
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 only 10 or fewer 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.