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Steps to Employing an Australian Apprentice

Employing an Australian Apprentice or Trainee is similar to taking on other employees. However, there are some additional things employers need to take into consideration when employing an apprentice or trainee.

These four steps will take you through the employment process. Learn how to research the system, properly sign up and support your apprentice or trainee throughout the life of their contract.

Unsure if you’re ready to take on a new apprentice or trainee? Take our interactive Employing an Apprentice Quiz to better understand how ready you are to employ an apprentice or trainee.

An employer searching for apprentices online

Step 1: Researching

Choosing to hire an apprentice or trainee is a significant decision for an employer. Understanding how the sector works and the responsibilities of all parties will help you make an informed decision.

Employers and apprentices standing in a row

Step 2: Hiring

Finding the right apprentice or trainee is a pivotal part of the process. There are different models and support services you should know about to find the perfect candidate for your business.

An employer signing up an apprentice

Step 3: Sign up

There are legal requirements you and your apprentice or trainee must fulfill. Ensure you understand the processes, contracts and contacts you need throughout the Australian Apprenticeship.

Apprentices and supervisor sitting in a group

Step 4: Ongoing support

An Australian Apprenticeship is a mutual commitment between the employer and the apprentice or trainee. There are things you can do to help make the arrangement a successful one.

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For information about Australian Apprenticeships please contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider or for general training enquires please contact the Skilling Australia Hotline on 1800 020 108.