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Federal budget gives a much needed lift to apprentices and trainees
10-May-2017

The outlook for apprentices and trainees is brighter following last night’s federal budget..

National Apprentice Employment Conference 2017
03-May-2017

The National Apprentice Employment Conference, 2-3 November 2017 at the Radisson Blu ..

Pre-employment programs work
03-May-2017

Wilfred’s career journey shows how VTEC pre-employment programs are working. In remot..

National Standards for Group Training Organisations
27-Apr-2017

National quality framework for group training provides confidence to apprentices, trainees and e..

Young workers in the training system
20-Apr-2017

The national and NSW group training networks today urged employers engaging trainees to fully comply..

2017 Skills Conference
20-Mar-2017

Registrations are now open for the 2017 Skills Conference - Moving Apprenticeships and Traineesh..

Group training network calls for apprenticeships to be given a national bipartisan focus
17-Mar-2017

Australia’s group training network today welcomed the chance to participate in the Nationa..

Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors Program recognised by UNESCO
28-Feb-2017

A Federal Government-funded program that recruits prominent Australians to promote apprenticeshi..

Group Training Welcomes National Skills Summit
10-Feb-2017

Australia’s group training peak body, the National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN), we..

GTA name change to National Apprentice Employment Network
07-Dec-2016

Australia’s group training peak body, Group Training Australia, has changed its name to the Na..

Training & Employment Opportunities for Indigenous Australians
06-Dec-2016

ATC Work Smart are providing opportunities for Indigenous Australians to achieve long term, sust..

Minister Andrews visits group training apprentices
22-Nov-2016

The Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, visited GT..

Group training shows its colours at Australian Training Awards
18-Nov-2016

Apprentices, trainees, employers and individuals from the group training network featured among the ..

METL wins awards from NSW to WA
04-Nov-2016

METL was selected as a finalist in the NSW Department of Industry State Training Awards, Medium ..

GTAWA 2016 Awards of Excellence Winners
31-Oct-2016

Group Training Australia WA Inc (GTA WA) has announced the winners of the 2016 Awards of Excelle..

Group training network applauds key Indigenous jobs milestone
20-Oct-2016

Australia’s national apprentice employment network, Group Training Australia (GTA), has welcom..

R Ur Apprentices OK?
08-Sep-2016

A timely reminder for employers to check in with their apprentices and trainees on R U OK? Day i..

Today's Skills: Tomorrow's Leaders
07-Sep-2016

Australia’s top group training apprentices and trainees took the next step in their career..

GTA announces National Executive Officer appointment
19-Aug-2016

Australia’s national apprentice employment network, Group Training Australia (GTA), has a..

New report sets a clear pathway to the future of apprenticeships
16-Aug-2016

Australia’s national apprenticeship employment network, Group Training Australia, welcomes a n..

Key factors in supporting apprentices’ skills, health and wellbeing
03-Aug-2016

GTA welcomes an important new research report identifying critical factors in supporting apprent..

NAIDOC 2016 Apprentice of the Year - Montana Ah-Won
18-Jul-2016

Eighteen year old Montana Ah-Won has gone from strength to strength in her hospitality apprenticeshi..

Football and Plumbing Careers Combine
04-Jul-2016

Budding NRL star Kaleb Binge understands the value of learning a trade and gaining skills for life. ..

Welcome to the ideas boom
17-Jun-2016

Apprentices and trainees from around Australia have lent their voices to a federal election camp..

Labor funding pledge for group training
16-Jun-2016

Apprentice network welcomes federal opposition pledge on group training funding The peak body re..

The changing times and tides in the Maritime Industry
02-Jun-2016

Maritime Employees Training Limited (METL) began operating in 2010 when there was a critical sho..

Participation in Tertiary Education in Australia
24-May-2016

Participation in Tertiary Education in Australia (http://www.mitchellinstitute.org.au/presentati..

Federal Budget provides an opportunity to reform apprentice training
19-Apr-2016

The peak body representing Australia’s apprenticeship employment network today called for ..

Parliamentary committee urges examination of cuts to apprentice programs
16-Mar-2016

The peak body representing Australia’s group training network today welcomed a parliamenta..

Group training network welcomes new minister for skills and training
15-Feb-2016

Policy stability and certainty key challenges The peak body representing Australia’s group..

High school students urged to consider a school-based apprenticeship
02-Feb-2016

Thousands of young Australians starting or returning to senior secondary school are being remind..

Group training apprentices and trainees excel at national awards
25-Nov-2015

Apprentices and trainees from the group training network shared some of the top honours at the r..

GTAWA 2015 Awards of Excellence Winners
16-Oct-2015

Group Training Australia WA Inc (GTA WA) has announced the winners of the 2015 Awards of Excelle..

Why I started a non-profit organisation called TradeUP Australia
15-Oct-2015

In January 2014 I started TradeUp Australia – a volunteer based non-profit organisation th..

Group training network welcomes new ministerial arrangements for vocational education and skills
24-Sep-2015

The peak body representing Australia’s group training network congratulates the new Minist..

2015 Western Australian Group Training Awards of Excellence
15-Sep-2015

GTA is proud to be one of the award sponsors for the 2015 Group Training Awards of Excellence in..

Creating sustainable Indigenous employment in remote areas
09-Sep-2015

Vocational Training and Employment Centres (VTECs) have successfully placed over 2,500 Indigenou..

Inspire your audience - book an Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador
13-Aug-2015

Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors know first-hand the value in investing in an apprenticesh..

GTE apprentice cabinet maker selected in the 2015 Skillaroos team
05-Aug-2015

Group Training Employment apprentice cabinetmaker Karl Geue will be representing Australia as pa..

Equipping students for work and the trades
09-Jul-2015

Embedding work studies into the school curriculum as early as primary school is an important st..

Group training network takes its case to Canberra
24-Jun-2015

The leaders of Australia’s group training sector will be meeting with federal MPs and Sena..

New tool to match employers and apprentices for better completion rates
24-Jun-2015

Strategies to match apprentices with employers and ultimately reduce the current high levels of ..

Time to invest in proven approaches to arrest the decline in apprenticeships
22-Jun-2015

Declining apprenticeship numbers across Australia are a concern and highlight the need for ongoi..

Practical Steps Towards National Reconciliation
29-May-2015

National Reconciliation Week (27 May-3 June) is a time for all Australians to learn about our sh..

Support and Skills for Indigenous Job Seekers
21-Apr-2015

Skill360’s Vocational Training and Employment Centre (VTEC) program was able to give Cherr..

Connecting Indigenous job seekers with guaranteed jobs
07-Apr-2015

Connecting Indigenous job seekers with guaranteed jobs and bringing together the support service..

Money management help for apprentices and trainees
31-Mar-2015

Apprentices, trainees and other VET students keen to improve their money management skills now h..

Aussie tradies get choice, careers and cash
25-Mar-2015

There is something wrong when people start to turn up their noses at the jobs that built this co..

MATES in Construction – Working to reduce suicide in the Australian construction industry
23-Mar-2015

Suicide levels within the construction industry are up to two times higher than those for other ..

Indigenous Enterprise Employment Program delivers local employment outcomes
12-Mar-2015

The Indigenous Enterprise Employment Program, a joint initiative of Acclaim Apprentices and Trai..

AFL SportsReady’s class of 2014/15 honoured at the G
05-Mar-2015

We Don’t Just Find Jobs, We Launch Careers As a national, independent not-for-profit emplo..

HTN launches premium culinary training program
03-Mar-2015

Those aiming to reach the top ranks of the culinary profession will have the chance to apply for a n..

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 remov..

Media Release - Group training employers welcome steps to ensure high quality training
25-Feb-2015

Australia’s largest employer network of apprentices and trainees today welcomed federal le..

METL - Securing skills for our maritime industry
20-Feb-2015

METL provides proven pathways for skill development in maritime trainees, helping to advance the..

New GTA Life Members Announced
19-Dec-2014

Three of group training’s outstanding and long-serving practitioners were honoured with Life M..

What we can learn from the Swiss Apprenticeship system?
08-Sep-2014

Education Consultant Dave Turner has been in contact with families, teachers and employers involved ..

HNGTC – Delivering skills for industry in the Hunter
30-Jul-2014

Originally established to address skills shortages amongst HunterNet members in the Hunter Valle..

GTES: working for the community, not for profit…
15-Jul-2014

Now approaching its 30th year in business, GTES is a community-owned company launched to facilit..

Health Training Australia: Offering quality care-based traineeships
10-Jun-2014

Established by the Australian Medical Association in Western Australia more than 15 years ago to..

Indigenous education in the Northern Territory
30-May-2014

A report outlining the challenges and triumphs of the Indigenous education system in the Norther..

electrogroup: Industry-specialised group training opportunities
27-May-2014

electrogroup is a group training organisation that specialises in offering apprenticeship and em..

Smart Employment Solutions: Quality group training solutions
19-May-2014

With 28 years' experience supporting apprenticeships in Australia, Smart Employment Solutions is..

Acclaim Apprentices and Trainees: Meeting business needs through group training
07-May-2014

Acclaim Apprentices and Trainees is a Queensland-based group training organisation (GTO) with ov..

Accessing a career in the telecommunications industry
01-May-2014

A program that provides training to disadvantaged job seekers is in the process of preparing hun..

Why do we value universities but shun the trades?
14-Apr-2014

Most Australians would have been delighted to see news of Westpac’s extraordinary generosi..

Improving Indigenous participation in apprenticeships in Australia
07-Apr-2014

Apprenticeships and traineeships have long been acknowledged as an effective career pathway as they ..

Supporting sustainable Indigenous employment through group training
28-Mar-2014

Supporting the transition from long-term unemployment into sustainable and rewarding participati..

VET is well received by students and employers
25-Mar-2014

Each year the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) conducts a Student Outco..

5 ways your business can benefit from an apprentice or trainee
04-Mar-2014

Are you thinking about taking on an apprentice or trainee in 2014? There are a number of benefits fo..

What's the difference between an RTO and a GTO?
17-Feb-2014

If you're investigating apprenticeships and traineeships in Australia chances are you've come ac..

2014 Australian Training Awards
11-Feb-2014

The Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for the vocational education ..

Apprentices and Trainees and Workplace Health and Safety
07-Feb-2014

All employers are required to provide their employees with a safe and healthy environment in which t..

How many young people are in Vocational Education and Training?
29-Jan-2014

Higher School Certificate (HSC) results and ATAR rankings are now out and students across the co..

A beginner's guide to apprenticeships and traineeships
20-Jan-2014

Are you new to the world of apprenticeships and traineeships, either as an employer looking to take ..

Helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders find long term employment
13-Jan-2014

Under the Australian Governments Indigenous Employment Program we continue to support employers in p..

Apprenticeships and traineeships are a good option for school leavers
23-Dec-2013

As Christmas grows closer and 2013 draws to an end, across the country young Australian school l..

How to find the right apprentice for your business
20-Nov-2013

Apprenticeships and traineeships play a significant role in the career development of hard-worki..

3 reasons to take on an apprentice through a Group Training Organisation
15-Nov-2013

All across Australia, businesses like yours are tapping into the power of group training in order to..

Minister's visit
15-Nov-2013

Visit by the Minister for Employment and Minister for Skills and Training, The Hon Brendan O'Connor..