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Media Release - Group training welcomes streamlining of workplace gender reporting

26-Feb-2015

Australia’s group training network today welcomed the government’s decision to remove some of the unnecessary red tape involved in workplace gender equality reporting.

The Chief Executive of Group Training Australia (GTA), Jim Barron said the changes should be extended to remove the need for group training organisations to count their apprentices and trainees in determining whether they must report under the Workplace Gender Equality Act.

“We believe that GTOs should only be required to count their professional staff for reporting purposes,” he said.

“GTOs employ apprentices and trainees and hire them out to host businesses for varying periods until they have completed their course. While GTOs do seek to influence their host businesses on matters such as gender equity, ultimately, they do not have control over these workplaces.

“Apprentices and trainees are employed under contracts of training regulated by state and territory governments, as well as modern awards or certified agreements.

“There is no difference in remuneration based on gender, and the question of promotion or advancement is largely in the hands of the host business,” Mr Barron said.

“Measure to address these anomalies would significantly reduce the red tape which currently impacts many group training organisations,” he said.

 
Media Contact: Bob Bowden, Foresight Communications 0412 753 298

Group Training Australia is the national peak body representing the network of over 150 Group Training Organisations (GTOs) employing apprentices and trainees throughout Australia.