About the National Standards for group training organisations
National Standards for Group Training Organisations (PDF, 64KB) provide a formal framework that promotes national consistency and quality for the provision of group training services across Australia.
The National Standards have been structured to reflect the key outcome for a GTO to develop an apprentice/trainee to become a skilled worker who has completed a recognised qualification. To achieve this quality outcome a GTO needs to focus on three elements:
- recruitment, employment and induction
- monitoring and supporting apprentices and trainees to completion
- maintaining a sustainable business that is well governed and administered.
The National Standards:
- provide the framework for a nationally consistent, robust, group training service brand
- assist GTOs to monitor and improve their organisation's strategic, operational, financial planning, and performance
- provide federal, state and territory governments with a consistent basis for the recognition, support and monitoring of GTOs.
All recognised GTOs in Queensland must be compliant against the National Standards, whether or not the organisations are seeking, or receiving, Queensland Group Training Program funding and/or Commonwealth or State Government's group training targeted program funding or incentives.
Further information and requirements of the Queensland audit arrangements can be found on the
Group training organisation audits page.