What is an Apprenticeship?

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Apprenticeships and traineeships combine practical experience at work with structured on the job and off the job training.  The Training Council has coverage of apprenticeships and traineeships in the following industry areas:


  • Animal Care & Management

  • Conservation & Land Management

  • Horticulture

  • Rural Production

  • Food & Beverage

  • Forest & Forest Products

  • Furnishing

  • Textiles, Cloting, Footwear & Allied services


What can apprenticeships do for your business?


A growing number of businesses are using apprenticeships to:


• train future workers and supervisors

• develop productive workers in a short space of time

• recognise and build on the skills of existing workers

• train new staff to do things the way the business does

• develop loyal and motivated workers

• improve their training culture

• create employment opportunities for young people in the local community.


Incentives can help you employ an apprentice


Employers hiring Australian Apprentices may be eligible to receive incentive payments under the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme.  Incentive payments are made when Australian Apprentices commence, recommence and complete their training. Tens of thousands of employers of Australian Apprentices receive incentive payments from the Australian Government every year.


Incentives are subject to eligibility criteria, waiting periods and time limits being met. Your Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider will assess your eligibility for incentives.


Interested in employing an apprentice?


In WA, contact any one of the following Australian Apprenticehsips Support Network providers (AASNs):


AASNs are organizations contracted by the Australian Government to undertake the initial signup of apprentices and administer Employer Incentive and Apprentice payments. ASSNs can also assist with recruitment and provide support such a mentoring to apprentices who are at risk of non-completion.

Also refer to the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (AAPathways).  The website - https://www.aapathways.com.au - is for people considering career options, employers looking at recruitment and those providing support and advice.


Interested in ‘hosting’ an apprentice?


Group training is an employment and training arrangement where a Group Training Organisation (GTO) acts as the primary employer of apprentices and then contracts them out to other businesses known as ‘host’ employers, while they are undertaking their formal training.  To find out more visit www.aenwa.com.au or call Apprentice Employment Network Western Australia on 0412 183 776.


Please refer to our Handy Links for further information. 


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