Types of training

At GS1 Australia, we recognise that your time is valuable and it can be difficult to find time to attend face-to-face training. For this reason, we provide a range of different training options at various locations: at our premises, on your site or at alternative venues, and online.

Classroom training

Our most popular type of training, our classroom sessions, offer you the opportunity to learn from our expert instructors in a face-to-face environment. Sessions include engaging presentations from subject matter experts, interactive activities and opportunities to ask questions.
Classroom training is provided at our GS1 Australia offices in both Melbourne and Sydney, and at various locations throughout Australia.

Private on-site training

GS1 Australia can provide customised training which gives you and your team the opportunity to explore the GS1 System in the context of your business.

Prior to preparing and delivering training, we consult with your team to determine learning needs. Your tailored training session is provided by a subject matter expert at a time and location that suits you.

Consulting fees and charges apply.

Contact us to discuss on-site training

Training in regional Australia

If you are a GS1 Australia member situated in regional Australia, you may not have the opportunity to attend our training sessions, usually scheduled in the capital cities.

Our training team is interested in finding ways to support GS1 training in your region. GS1 Australia can attempt to identify other local businesses who can join you to make a potential training session in your area viable.

Contact us to discuss regional training


You can participate in scheduled webinars covering specific aspects of the GS1 System and GS1 Australia services.

Each of our webinars is hosted by a subject matter expert who will guide you through an online presentation. To join a webinar simply register and you will be sent login details.

Find a webinar

On demand videos

If you're interested in learning at your own pace, GS1 Australia offers a series of short, easy to understand videos, which you can access anytime, anywhere. These introductory videos cover the following topics and are focused on helping you quickly understand the basics of the GS1 system:

  • ​Overview of GS1 Numbering and Barcoding
  • Retail Trade Items
  • Non-Retail Trade Items
  • Logistic Units

If you are a GS1 Australia member you can gain free access to these videos by completing the On-demand video request form.

GS1works - a supply chain simulator

To help you understand your supply chain in greater detail, GS1 Australia has created an interactive supply chain demonstrator model – GS1works.

Located in our Melbourne Supply Chain Knowledge Centre, you will be guided through a range of supply chain challenges, solutions and activities relating to most businesses, irrespective of size.

You can track products from receipt of raw materials, through the production process into warehousing and distribution, and finally to the consumer. Through touch-screen technology, videos and other learning tools GS1works brings GS1 standards to life.

Free GS1works guided sessions are available. Sessions can be tailored to suit your specific business or group, though fees may apply.

Register for GS1works