Group training organisations

​​​​​Employing apprentices or trainees​The VRQA regulates group training organisations (GTOs) in Victoria, as they are employers of apprentices and trainees.

GTOs arrange for apprentices and trainees to do their day-to-day work at host employers.

The VRQA recognises GTOs in Victoria that comply with the National Standards for Group Training Organisations. The national standards include ways GTOs oversee host employers and support apprentices and trainees through to completion.

If you wish to be recognised as a GTO in Victoria, you will need to apply to us. 

The first step is to submit an application form, including a self-assessment of compliance against the national standards. 

If your application is approved, recognition is granted for up to 5 years.

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