Who is involved in an ASbA?
Every Australian Apprenticeships starts with an employer, including an ASbA. An offer of employment must be made before an ASbA can commence. For information on finding an employer, visit our How to Find an Apprenticeship page.
The employer is responsible for training and monitoring the Australian Apprentice throughout the life of the ASbA. The employer will also need to work with the school to ensure the student’s work and schooling duties can both be met.
Registered Training Organisation
The Registered Training Provider (RTO) will provide the off-the-job training component of the ASbA in accordance with the agreed upon Training Plan. The training will not start until after the apprentice or trainee is signed up.
Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider
Once the school, parent or caregiver, and employer are in all agreement about the ASbA, an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider must get involved.
As with any Australian Apprenticeship, an AASN provider will be involved in the sign-up process, ensuring the Training Contract is signed by all parties. ASbA contracts may differ according to elements such as the state or territory, number of required work hours, and the employer’s needs.
It is common for ASbA students to continue their apprenticeship or traineeship after completing secondary school. In this case, the individual will need to officially transfer their training type to a full-time or part-time Australian Apprenticeship. The AASN provider should be contacted for more information about this.