Our History

HGT Australia Limited (HGT) is a Not-for-Profit organisation that has been a leading Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Group Training Organisation (GTO) for over 35 years and has been dedicated to assisting students achieve their full potential through the provision of quality training, mentoring and employment services.

HGT has been an RTO since 1995 and has trained tens of thousands of students in a wide range of work related skills and qualifications across Government funded programs, pre-apprenticeship training and Fee-for-Service courses. HGT Australia has pioneered the delivery of Registered and Group training services for students across a diverse range of industries.

We have trained and mentored many students while meeting the highest standards of compliance, through a career pathways program that ensures that each student achieves the necessary skills and qualifications to achieve their full potential during their working life.

In 2014, in response to ongoing demand to provide our training services internationally, HGT established the HGT Australia International College. The International College represents a significant investment for HGT and our most important priority for the organisation. The Board of Directors and Managing Director have approved a strategic direction that ensures the financial viability of the international expansion of HGT Australia International College into China.

HGT is a financially stable, Not-for-Profit organisation limited by guarantee, with a 35 year history of strong financial performance throughout our operations in Australia.

Our Commitments in China

The Board of HGT International College has a deep strategic commitment to successfully establish HGT in China and has committed to a long term policy view on our role in the region.

The HGT Board has selected China as our most important international priority in the development of the College over the next 10 years and is directing significant resources towards development of Chinese specific training modules and employment pathways.

Our executive development team has committed to spending significant time in the region throughout 2015 with a view to establishing relationships with existing providers to assist in the development of new bases for the College.

Employment Pathway Model

In addition to its core offering of training, HGT aims to deliver unique employment pathways. Students on successful completion of their training, who meet the employment requirements may have the opportunity to be directly employed by HGT or its agent at the end of their course, either in China or Australia. Those employees are then placed into positions in either China or in Australia. This may include support for eventual residency in Australia for applicable students.

Train and work in ChinaTrain in AustraliaTrain and work in AustraliaQuality Care Framework
Pathway 1Pathway 2Pathway 3Pathway 4Pathway 5Pathway 6
Commence training in China in an English course - English language course optionalWorking with current Aged
Care facilities in China,
HGT will partner with these facilities to provide training
and qualifications to their current staff that do not hold current formal qualifications
in the Aged Care or Disability Care sector.
This will give the current employers a greater skill
based work force, therefore increasing care standards
for their eldery clients.
Commence training in China in a qualification i.e. Aged Care
Complete English course in ChinaComplete English course in Australia
Compete qualification in ChinaComplete qualification in Australia i.e. Aged Care
Complete a minimum 120 hours of work experience in ChinaComplete a minimum 120 hours of work experience in Australia
Obtain full qualification – Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC43015)
Return to ChinaStay in Australia
Find their own employment
in China in the
Aged Care sector
Potential employment by HGT
or its agent in China in the
Aged Care sector
Find their own employment
in China in the
Aged Care sector
Potential employment by HGT
or its agent in China in the
Aged Care sector
Potential employment by
HGT in Australia in the
Aged Care sector

Non-English Speaking Programs (NESP)

Our NESP curriculum was developed for students where English is a second language. It also includes provision for those who speak no English and provides language training to ensure English language competency.
Our courses feature specially developed training materials and teaching aids from people from non-English speaking backgrounds.
HGT is ideally placed to assist students who have a need for English training services, to fast track their training programs across a range of core areas.
English courses are a fundamental component of each program ensuring that students attain the minimum required standard to enable them to complete courses and attain employment in their desired career pathway.

Training to Employment Pathways

Certificate III in Individual Support - CHC33015 (mandatory minimum 120 hours work placement)
Ageing SpecialisationDisability SpecialisationHome & Community
Certificate IV in Ageing Support - CHC43015 (mandatory minimum 120 hours work placement)
Employment OpportunitiesEmployment OpportunitiesFurther Studies*
Aged Care Worker
Personal Care Assistant
Personal Care Worker
Residential Care Worker
Community Care Worker
Care Team Leader
Care Coordinator
Accommodation Support Worker
In Home Respite Worker
Assistance Hostel Supervisor
Case Manager
Case Coordinator
Aged Care Educator
Enrolled Nurse
Endorsed Enrolled Nurse
Emergency Nurse
Nurse Practitioner
Registered Nurse
General Practice Nurse
(Medical Centre)
Diploma of Nursing
Advanced Diploma of Nursing
Bachelor of Nursing
(Fast Track - 2 years)
Bachelor of Nursing
(3 years)
Bachelor in Dementia Care
Master of Nursing
(Graduate Entry)

*HGT Partnership Programs

Core programs available for Students

  • Certificate I – IV in Spoken and Written English (CSWE)
    • 10361NAT Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English
    • 10362NAT Certificate I in Spoken and Written English
    • 10363NAT Certificate II in Spoken and Written English
    • 10364NAT Certificate III in Spoken and Written English
    • 10366NAT Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English – Employment
    • 10365NAT Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English – Further Studies
  • Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) Awaiting approval
  • Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC43015) Awaiting approval
  • Certificate III – IV in Hospitality (SIT30713, SIT43013)
  • Certificate III – IV in Business (BSB30115, BSB40215)
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110)
  • Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915) Awaiting approval

We will also be able to provide advice on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for students who require an IELTS score prior to commencement of courses conducted in English and prior to registration into a course.

All courses have further training pathways that can be tailored to provide further educational opportunities through formal University qualifications, as an example:

  • Diploma of Nursing
  • Advanced Diploma of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor of Business

HGT Additional Program Extensions for the Aged Care sector

  • Home Care Services
  • Training and education programs for human resources and management
  • Operation and management of seniors’ living / retirement villages / resorts
  • Conceptual design and planning of institutional aged care, seniors’ living, and retirement villages
  • Quality health care products i.e. healthy food, assisted living and e-health products for the elderly
  • Infrastructure investment and operation