The Fair Work Ombudsman has issued new guidelines for both the employer and apprentice/trainee that will help them to understand their rights and entitlements as they enter into their contract of employment.
Do you know your rights and obligations as an Apprentice or Trainee?
Are you about to start your career as an apprentice or trainee?
Do you know what your entitlements (eg leave, public holidays, and breaks)?
Do you know your training entitlements?
For lots of information and also the Guide to Starting an Apprenticeship,
Do you know your rights and obligations as an Employer of an Apprentice or Trainee?
Are you about to hire a new apprentice or trainee?
Do you know the National Employment Standards?
Do you know the relevant Award that your apprentice will be employed under?
To access relevant information as well as the Guide to Taking on an Apprentice, click here.
Another handy website for both employers and apprentice/trainees is The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service - information for people considering career options, employers looking at recruitment and those providing support and advice.