Hessel GTO

About Hessel GTO


Who is Hessel Group and Hessel GTO?

Hessel Group commenced operation in 1998, building a team of professional and caring staff to service families to meet their childcare needs.

Since then, Hessel Group has expanded and today runs 5 divisions ranging from Allied Health & Behaviour Support, Care and Support for Families, Accredited Training in qualifications for the social care industry and a purpose-built childcare centre at Port Adelaide.

The newest arm is the Group Training Organisation (GTO) that employs trainees, places them with host employers and ensures their training and future career success. Hessel GTO partners with Social Care Industry organisations to help them build their skilled workforce pipeline by taking on trainees to help with their learning, skill development and industry experience.

Hessel GTO will:

  • Increase the workforce to meet the needs and demands of the social care sector
  • Create awareness and pathways to the industry through traineeships and VET
  • Promote pathways to employment
  • Train, mentor and guide trainees to become work ready employees in the social care sector

Hessel Services (GTO) is registered with Traineeship and Apprenticeship Services and has been assessed in accordance with the Training and Skills Development Act 2008 and the Training and Skills Commission Guidelines. Registration can be viewed by clicking here.

What is the Social Care Sector

The social care industry is responsible for the wellness of all Australians.  This is a significant task and it involves a diverse range of occupations in areas such as childcare, aged care, primary care, mental health, community services, support workers and disability services.

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Hessel Group's Social Care Experience.

Hessel Group is involved in the delivery of social care services that assists and supports individuals, organisations and families. This industry provides fulfilling and growing professions which offers stability, career fulfilment and a wide variety of job roles.

Vocations include; Early Childhood Education and Care, with early childhood educators being the largest occupational group in that sector.  It also includes the Direct Client Care and Support careers where there are a range of multi-skilled and multi-levelled job roles in diverse health care and social assistance sub-sectors. 

People working in these job roles are involved in undertaking direct personal care and/or supervisory activities within the disability, aged care and health support services.

There is no doubt that the area of social care is a fulfilling and growing profession which offers stability, variety and career satisfaction. Social care offers growth for jobs, growth for Businesses and personal growth for those who work in the sector.

Why Choose Hessel GTO?

Hessel is the only GTO in South Australia offering services to the growing and essential social care industry.

With our organisational background, experience and capability which includes Enhance Training RTO 40387, Home Care and Support, Allied Health & Behavioural Support and Hessel Children’s Centre, we are well placed to continue this important work through Hessel GTO.

Hessel GTO is based at Fullarton, South Australia however we also have a Skills Lab in Mile End where our students can undertake their training or use for quiet study time with access to trainers for support if required. This space is fully equipped with students and trainees having supervised access to equipment they'll be using in the workplace. Organisations are welcome to enquire about using this space for the professional development of their staff.

Who We Support


Participants who undertake training in the declared vocation under a training contract. These would include participants who are interested in a career pathway in the social care sector at entry level and come from targeted groups such as:

  • School students
  • Return to work
  • Change of employment
  • Redundancy

Host Employers

Hessel GTO Field Officers regularly check-in with Host Supervisors from our Host Employers to help manage the traineeship, discuss the training progress and plan for the next phase of development for the trainee.

At the completion of the traineeship, the host employer has the opportunity to employ the trainee on-going with no obligation or commitment.

Social Care Sector

Understanding the growing demands of this industry, Hessel Group is committed to 'Skilling The Future'. Together with industry organisations, governments and the community, the care of all South Australians will be by highly skilled, experienced and respectful employees.

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What is a Traineeship?
Undertaking a Hessel GTO traineeship allows you to learn real skills in the workplace, become qualified in a growth industry vocation and be paid a wage while you are learning. You’ll enter into a training contract with an employer and a training provider that will allow you to combine hands-on training in the workplace with off-job study in a classroom environment or online. Traineeships can be full-time or part-time and as flexibly as agreed with all parties.
Learn about GTO Traineeships

Host Employers

These are organisations who host a trainee employed at that time by Hessel GTO. The host employer provides supervision and on the job training and is supported by the Hessel GTO Field Officer.

These businesses specialise in: Aged Care; Early Childhood Education and/or Disability Services; Home and Community Living. They have a workforce need for entry level positions such as: Childcare Educators, Support Workers or Allied Health Assistants.


Host Employer’s responsibilities:

  • Provide on-the-job training for the trainee consistent with their training plan
  • Provide appropriately qualified supervision at a level reflective of the trainee’s experience
  • Provide a safe and respectful work environment
  • Release the trainee from work to undertake formal training and assessment with RTO (approximately 1 day per week)
  • Contribute to the workplace assessment of the trainee
  • Advise Hessel GTO Field Officer of traineeship progress

Registered Training Organisations (RTO)

RTO’s are education providers that deliver qualifications and assess competencies against the training plan. Selecting an RTO is a discussion with a Hessel GTO Field Officer, Host Employers and the Trainee.

Hessel Group has a sub-division called Enhance Training RTO 40387 that provides training in the social care sector.

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