Why GTO vs AASN?
News Article from Tuesday 13th February 2018
There are plenty of young people out there who are looking for apprenticeships and traineeships, but in many cases the door of opportunity is simply not being opened to them.
This is where the team at DGT and our local employers need to step in and step up for the future of our young people.
When looking to hire or bring on an apprentice or trainee it is important to note exactly the ways in which you can do that and which way of hiring apprentices may suit you best.
We will explore directly employing apprentices then working with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) versus engaging a Group Training Organisation (GTO) to partner with your company in providing and supporting apprentices or trainees for your business.
The table below lists the apprenticeship services each will provide for you.
GTO's generally provide around 25 more services than AASN's typically, saving you hours of paperwork and time.
This means there is a large amount of value you can gain for your business by partnering with a GTO like DGT for apprentices or trainees.
GTO's do the heavy lifting and support you through your apprenticeship journey, leaving you the time to focus on your business.
Services provided prior to the commencement of apprenticeship/traineeship
|Advise on appropriate qualification for position||√||√|
|Provide costing for apprenticeship/traineeship placement||√|
|One hourly charge rate that includes : wages and entitlements||√|
|One point of contact for total management of the apprenticeship/traineeship
|Positions vacant advertising||√|
|Short listing interviews for applications||√|
|Industry aptitude testing||√|
|Free Construction “White card” course if applicable||√|
Services provided at commencement of apprenticeship/traineeship
|Employment of the Apprentice/Trainee|
|Full Apprentice/Trainee Induction||√||√|
|Training Contract induction||√|
|Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Induction||√||√|
|OH&S Induction and testing (industry specific)||√|
|RTO bookings for apprentice or trainee||√|
|Supply basic industry specific Personal Protection Equipment||√|
Services provided during the apprenticeship/traineeship
|Full payroll facilities and administration||√|
|Management of WorkCover, superannuation & entitlements||√|
|WorkCover is covered on GTO WorkCover policy||√|
|Notification of annual wage/allowance increases||√|
|Rates of pay and allowances regarding upgrade to next stage of apprenticeship||√|
|Updated costing provided to Host employers regarding changes to pay rates||√||√|
|Advise on and provide application support regarding all government allowances||√||√|
|Regular structured visits from an Employment Consultant||√|
|Industrial relations advice and information||√|
|Apprentice/Trainee performance and case management - including regular progress reports||√|
|Mediation and dispute resolution services||√|
|Relocate apprentice or trainee if required||√|
|Provision of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)||√|
|Access to discounted nationally recognised training, tools & PPE for all apprentices & trainees.||√|
|“Out of Trade” apprentice information including:||√|
|Associated upgrade dates to progress through to _completion||√|
|Liaise with Training providers to ascertain “cross credits” achieved||√|
|Review commencement level||√|
Now you can see just how much GTO's can do for you when considering apprentices or trainees, why not register your interest in being a host employer with DGT or contact us to have a confidential discussion regarding your needs.