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When starting a new job there are various things to be aware of such as knowing pay rates, understanding the purpose of any workplace documents, and also any superannuation and tax related forms and requirements.  

It doesn't hurt to ask before signing anything!

The following information will provide links and resources to increase awareness about what happens after having commenced an apprenticeship or traineeship.

About to start a new job?

What happens when work starts? What is expected of an Australian Apprentice?

Here are some tips on how to approach the workplace.

  • Attend and perform work professionally.
  • Take care of the workplace and its resources.
  • Respect the rights of other employees.
  • Be committed to attending and participating in training sessions.
  • Communicate regularly with supervisors, mentors or coaches.
  • Achieve the competencies stated in the training plan.

After starting work as an apprentice or trainee

Some service providers are available to support employers and employees in making the Australian Apprenticeship a success.

Each state and territory government has field officers to help resolve difficulties with an Australian Apprenticeship. They will need to be consulted if either party is considering cancelling the contract of training.

Apprenticeship Network providers also support employers and potential apprentices, as will a Group Training Organisation if they are involved. The Registered Training Organisation delivering the training can also be a good contact point.

For employees it's important to be available, and to give feedback, when service providers call or attend the workplace.

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Understanding workplace culture

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Here are some handy hints from the Department of Jobs and Small Business website to help.

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