For employers Apprenticeships and traineeships

Do you employ, or are you thinking about employing an apprentice or trainee in NSW? Here's your essential guide to hiring, training, management and support.

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How to employ an apprentice or trainee

Step by step guide to hiring apprentices or trainees, finding trainers and providers, and getting or changing a Training Contract. Plus assessing your business, finding programs to employ, and different types of apprenticeships or traineeships.

Training apprentices or trainees at work

How to coach and supervise your apprentice or trainee at work.  Get and follow a Training Plan. Learn about your responsibilities, wages and conditions. Find out how to resolve issues.

Get funding or support

How to get government funding and support if you're an employer hiring an apprentice or trainee. Find out what incentives, rebates, placement services you can apply for.

Completing an apprenticeship or traineeship

Ways your staff can complete their apprenticeship or traineeship. Learn about recognition of prior learning, competency based completion or time based completion. Certificates and qualifications.

Resources and forms

Watch videos and get guides on employing and supervising apprentices and trainees. Essential forms and documents for employers and your staff.

Pay and conditions - employing an apprentice or trainee

Learn about wages, entitlements and conditions when you employ an apprentice or trainee.  Check you’re meeting your legal responsibilities.

Free workshops: Supervising your apprentice or trainee

Attend our free workshops for employers and supervisors of apprentices or trainees in the workplace. Held across regional and metro NSW.

How Group Training Organisations can help

A group training organisation (GTO) hires apprentices and trainees and places them with host employers. They take on employer responsibilities – so you can get on with running your business.

Service providers

Information for service providers and training providers giving support for apprenticeships or traineeships. Includes GTOs, ANPs, RTOs.

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