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Apprenticeship and Traineeship Employment Partners (ATEP)


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Apprenticeship & Traineeship Employment Partners (ATEP) is a well established organisation;not for profit” community based Group Training Organisation (GTO) in operation since 1987. ATEP is a membership based Incorporated Association governed by a Board of Management made up of individuals from the community with broad business backgrounds and qualifications whom volunteer their time to support the ongoing success of the organisation.

As the legal employer of the Apprentices and Trainees the GTO is committed and obligated to provide work for them through leasing the Apprentice/Trainee to one or more Host Employers (subject to work availability, skills development and ongoing performance).

ATEP provide the Apprentice/Trainee with continuity of work for a fixed period and provide or arrange a program of structured on and off the job training to ensure the respective industry or trade qualification can be successfully completed within the nominal time duration as set out by the Victorian and Commonwealth Training Authorities.

An Employment Consultant from ATEP provides support to both the Host Employer and the Apprentice/Trainee by monitoring the performance through an ongoing scheduled visitation program at both the place of work and TAFE training environment, providing pastoral care and rotating Apprentices/Trainees to an alternative Host Employer placement when necessary.

ATEP also offer "on the Road to Work' - pre-apprenticeship projects in a range of trades and industries in Bayside, Frankston, Montington Peninsula and surrounds, with views to expand to other locations in 2017-2018. Combining Certificate II with our partner RTO providers, On the Road to Work combines Certificate II training, work experience, full trade school fee support for HCC holders, dedicated transport, as well as paid incentives and an introduction to potential employers for full appernticeships on completion.

Through our extensive stakeholder base and network of employers, industry bodies, local governments, community agencies, secondary schools and TAFE / RTO and Job Services Australia Providers ATEP remain active in educating the community about Apprenticeships and Traineeships, whether that is employers or employees on their responsibilities and rights in respect of employment and training or individual job seekers on the many career pathways available through entering and completing an Australian Apprenticeship.

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(03) 9583 9444

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