An apprenticeship or traineeship is a partnership between you, your employee and South West TAFE.
You teach your apprentice skills on-the-job, while we provide formal training. This allows your apprentice or trainee to learn from qualified academic staff, as well as someone who is an expert in the industry.
Apprenticeships and traineeships can commence at any time. Business.gov.au puts together these easy steps to give you an idea of how it works.
Think about your business needs and why you're looking for an apprentice or trainee. Then work out:
There are a number of ways you can look for the right person:
To learn more about finding an apprentice or trainee or to discuss group training options, talk to your local Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider. Network providers make it easier for employers to recruit, train and retain apprentices by providing personalised advice and support services throughout the life of the apprenticeship.
If you have found an apprentice or trainee through a group training organisation, you don’t need to worry about this step or the below steps – they will manage the administrative side of things.
If you aren’t using a group training organisation, once you’ve found a trainee or apprentice, you'll need to:
Give the completed contract and plan to your local apprentice centre provider. They will lodge them with the relevant authorities for registration.
Once registration is complete, you and your apprentice or trainee will receive a confirmation letter from the relevant department. They will oversee the apprenticeship or traineeship during the contract period.
There is an initial probation period (generally 90 days for apprenticeships and 30 days for traineeships). This lets you and your apprentice or trainee get a feel for the arrangement and decide whether it should continue.
Build on the skills we train them in so they can be a productive and helpful employee.