There is a lot to understand before you choose to take on an Australian Apprentice. It is important to understand how the system works, what is required from the employer, and the benefits you may receive. Read on to gain a better understanding the system and the role everyone plays.

About Australian Apprenticeships

About Australian Apprenticeships

Australian Apprenticeships involve a combination of paid employment with study towards a formal qualification. In general, an employer can hire anyone of working age who is eligible to work in Australia.

They can come in a few shapes and forms including:
• Pre-apprenticeships
• Australian School-based Apprenticeships
• Higher Apprenticeships

You should consider which type of Australian Apprenticeship is most suited to your business need.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships
Benefits of employing an Australian Apprentice

Benefits of employing an Australian Apprentice

There are many benefits to employing an Australian Apprentice. By choosing to take on an apprentice or trainee you’re not just investing in one person – you’re investing in the future of your business and Australia’s skilled workforce.

Benefits of employing
Employer responsibilities and obligations

Employer responsibilities and obligations

Every employer has a number of responsibilities and obligations to meet when hiring an Australian Apprentice or Trainee.

These include:
• Management of formal Training Contracts
• Meeting of National Employment Standards
• Maintaining a safe working environment (Work Health and Safety)

Both the employer and apprentice or trainee should consider the National Code of Good Practice for Australian Apprenticeships before commencement.

Employer Responsibilities
Organisations involved in an Australian Apprenticeship

Organisations involved in an Australian Apprenticeship

There are a number of organisations every employer should know about when taking on an apprentice and trainee. Each play an important role in administering, managing and supporting both the employer and their apprentice or trainee.

Key organisations you should be aware of include:
• Australian Apprenticeship Support Network providers
• Registered Training Organisations
• Group Training Organisations
• State or Territory Training Authorities

Who is involved?
Selecting a qualification

Selecting a qualification

Australian Apprenticeships are available at Certificate II, III, IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels, in around 50 industries.

Selecting the right qualification to match your business needs can be a challenge. A good place to start is by exploring the Job and Training Descriptions relevant to your state or territory.

These descriptions can help you better understand potential apprenticeship and traineeship options and if they align with your business.

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Next Step

 Step 2: Hiring

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.

In Step 2 you will learn more about selecting the right apprentice or trainee to suit your business.

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