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How to Become a GTO

GTO Registration

How to become a registered Group Training Organisation (GTO) in QLD & NT

Would your organisation like to be recognised as a GTO in Queensland? You can begin your journey towards joining one of the state’s forefront training networks here. To start, you’ll need to submit an Application for recognition as a group training organisation in Queensland form for evaluation by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Trading.

To assist you on your application journey, there are a plethora of tips, tools and advice available to help your organisation tick all the boxes - with every document required easily downloaded below.

When it comes to applying for GTO recognition, applicants must address the following:

  1. the Queensland requirements as outlined in the 'Application as a group training organisation' form, and

  2. the National Standards for Group Training Organisations (PDF, 64KB), in accordance with Queensland audit arrangements for GTOs.


To successfully demonstrate that all national standards have been met, applicants must engage an external auditor, at their own expense, to conduct a compliance audit. (Note: The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) will consider, on application, interstate compliance audits). For more information, visit the Group training organisation audits section on the DESBT website.

During your application, it’s also important to familiarise yourself with the operating requirements for GTOs in Queensland, and understand how GTOs are monitored and evaluated in this state.

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Seeking GTO registration or re-registration? Download the following application documents here to get started:



  • Employment projections and mix table (DOCX, 115KB)This employment projection and mix table has been designed to aid organisations in estimating the number of apprentices and/or trainees required for employment in the first two years of operation. Complete this table and attach a copy with your application.




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