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What is Group Training? What are the benefits for me by going through Group Training? What is an Apprenticeship/Traineeship? What are the pay and working conditions of an Apprenticeship/Traineeship? What industry areas can I do an Apprenticeship/Traineeship in? What are the benefits of undertaking an Apprenticeship or Traineeship? What do I do to get into a Group Training career? How does the recruitment process work? Helpful Links
What is Group Training?
Group Training are the largest employers of Apprentices and Trainees around Australia. Group Training employ and find an industry placement for the Apprentice and Trainee to work in and build their experience and industry skills, whilst Group Training manages all of the training and placement requirements.
What are the benefits for me by going through Group Training?
By going through Group Training, an Apprentice or Trainee receives the following benefits:
- You are employed by the GTO, not the actual industry business where you work - meaning if the work runs out you are not unemployed as the GTO will find you another industry placement to complete your qualifications in.
- By being employed by the GTO it can allow you to rotate to other industry workshops to develop more sets of skills.
- All of your wages and allowances are paid by the GTO in accordance with Awards and other agreements..
- All of the government paperwork and administration is taken care of by the GTO - letting you get on with the job of ‘learning’.
- All of your TAFE training is organised and monitored by your GTO.
- Your GTO will make sure that you have the necessary safety equipment to start work.
- You are never alone – once signed into your GTO Apprenticeship/Traineeship an employment consultant is allocated to you to provide services and ensure that you always have someone on hand to help with issues or to speak with when you need information.
What is an apprenticeship / Traineeship?
An Apprenticeship or Traineeship is a mixture of formal study and a working industry placement. The study component is a formal qualification that is recognised throughout Australia.To be recognised as a legally registered Apprentice or Trainee, you must be working and studying and a training contract must be signed by the Apprentice/Trainee and an employer, which must be lodged with the government.
What are the pay and working conditions of an Apprenticeship / Traineeship?
An Apprenticeship or Traineeship is legal employment. Both can be undertaken in Full Time, Part Time or in a School Based capacity.
All wages are paid in accordance with State or Federal Awards/Agreements. Some Apprenticeships attract other allowances like tool allowance. These allowances are also set out in the particular awards that Apprentices are paid under. For job seekers enquiring about wage rates, only indicative amounts can be given as it depends on a number of factors.
What industry areas can I do an Apprenticeship / Traineeship in?
There are hundreds of Apprenticeships and Traineeships available in just about every industry sector. They range from Certificate 2 to Certificate 3 level Traineeships and Apprenticeships and are available in industry areas such as:
To find out what apprenticeships and traineeships are available please visit the QLD Training Information Service: DETA-QTIS Internet
What are the benefits of undertaking an Apprenticeship or Traineeship?
By undertaking an approved Apprenticeship or Traineeship program, you will experience the following benefits:
- You earn whilst you learn.
- Your formal training may be heavily subsidised by the Government.
- You can potentially fast track future studies like TAFE and University.
- You achieve industry skills and experience therefore increase your employability.
What do I do to get into a Group Training Apprenticeship or Traineeship?
If you want to investigate what Apprenticeship or Traineeship opportunities are currently in Group Training, it’s an easy 3 step process.
Once you click on the names, it will bring up the office locations of the GTO and the regional areas that they service.
Choose a GTO that services both the industry area and the regional area where you live.
Traineeship job is like any other.
You must go through a recruitment and selection process to be considered for all positions.
All GTO’s have different recruitment and selection processes.
They will tell you about these when you call to register.
- QLD Department of Education and Training
- Skilling Solutions
- QLDJob Services Australia
- Career Advice Australia
- Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
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