How does it all work?

When you take on an apprentice or trainee, they鈥檒l work with you either full-time or part-time, while receiving formal training from a Registered听Training Organisation (RTO). As well as formal training, your apprentice or trainee will also benefit from on-the-job training and experience they gain in your workplace.

When it comes to finding an apprentice or trainee, the first step is to figure out whether an apprenticeship or traineeship is available in your industry. You can find this info on Australia's apprenticeship and traineeship directory, 听or by getting in touch with us.

Next, you'll need to find the right match for your team. 听

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    Finding an apprentice or trainee

    If you're looking to build your team with an apprentice or trainee, MEGT has several options to help you find the right match.

    Group Training - we employ them, you hire them

    For a flexible, low-risk solution to building your workforce, become a Host Employer with MEGT today. We'll employ your new apprentice or trainee and remain their legal employer.听

    This means we'll pay their wages, monitor their training, and make sure they have the mentoring and support they need along the way.

    All you need to do is provide day-to-day work, supervision and on-the-job training as your apprentice or trainee works towards a nationally accredited qualification.

    Post jobs online and other resources

    Prefer to look after the lot? Register for our free Career Hub.听

    Once registered, you can post unlimited job ads on our dedicated apprenticeship and traineeship job board and receive applications direct to your Career Hub employer dashboard.

    You'll also have access to a comprehensive Employer Toolkit and our Career Hub Team to help you through every step of the recruitment process.

    To find out more about all of these options, head here.

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    Where does MEGT come in?

    In order for your apprentice or trainee to enrol with an RTO and for you to receive potential financial incentives, they need to be signed into a Commonwealth Government Training Contract. That's where we come in.

    As part of the Australian Government鈥檚 commitment to developing a highly skilled nation, 肛交视频ship Network Providers have been appointed across the country to deliver Australian 肛交视频ship Support Network (AASN) services.

    肛交视频ship Network Providers offer a free service to industry, employers, apprentices and trainees to assist them with the sign-up, administration and management of apprenticeships and traineeships.

    MEGT is one of 7 肛交视频ship Network Providers contracted by the Australian Government through the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations to provide AASN听services.

    We'll sign up your apprentice or trainee and lodge their Training Contract with the relevant State Training Authority (STA), making the Australian 肛交视频ship official.

    While we're signing up your apprentice or trainee, we can also help you choose the RTO that best suits your needs, help you with enrolment when the time comes and check your eligibility for Government financial incentives.听Find out more about potential financial incentives here.

    As an 肛交视频ship Network Provider, MEGT has a guarantee of service that:

    • The advice we provide will be accurate and reliable,
    • We will keep up-to-date with detailed knowledge of Federal and State Government requirements,
    • We will be prompt in our response to customer enquiries and needs, and
    • We will actively support and promote the opportunities provided through the Australian 肛交视频ship Support Network programme
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      More about the Australian 肛交视频ship Support Network

      The Australian 肛交视频ship Support Network (AASN) is made up of 肛交视频ship Network Providers contracted by the Australian Government. The 肛交视频ship Network Providers offer a free service to industry, employers, apprentices and trainees to assist them with the sign-up, administration and management of apprenticeships and traineeships.

      These services include:

      Universal services

      Universal services are those services provided to all employers, apprentices and trainees, including:

      • Marketing, information and advice
      • Sign up and assessing eligibility for听Australian Government financial incentives, and
      • Client Progress contacts and claims processing.

      Targeted Services

      These are the services available to people who have been identified in consultation with MEGT as requiring additional support. The services support employers, apprentices and trainees throughout the听apprenticeship or traineeship.

      These include our FREE:

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      Paying apprentices and trainees

      How much you should pay your apprentice or trainee depends on the agreement, award or legislation they are covered by.

      In most cases, apprentices and trainees are covered by an award. Modern awards were created to establish one set of minimum conditions for employers and employees across Australia who work in the same industries or occupations.

      If you鈥檙e not sure if your apprentice or trainee is covered by an agreement, award or legislation, the Fair Work Ombudsman鈥檚 Pay and Conditions Tool (PACT) is here to help.

      By answering a few simple questions, you can find out which agreement, award or legislation covers your apprentices or trainees, and their minimum pay rates and working conditions.

      Follow to access PACT or call Fair Work on 13 13 94.

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      Staying on top of wage and working conditions updates

      With wages and working condition legislation continually being reviewed and updated, it can be difficult for employers to keep up with these changes as they occur 鈥 especially with the amount of information included in each award.

      Fair Work makes this easy too. When you register for a free Fair Work 鈥楳y Account鈥, you鈥檒l be notified about changes to pay and conditions relevant to your workplace. You鈥檒l also have access to the Fair Work team via web chat to get all the answers you need when you need them.

      Register for 鈥楳y Account'听.

      听 漏 Fair Work Ombudsman

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      Paying for time spent at training/trade school

      The time your apprentice or trainee spends offsite attending formal training is paid time and is included in their ordinary hours of work (e.g. 38 hours per week).

      Once you鈥檝e developed a formal Training Plan with the RTO and agreed with your apprentice or trainee and their RTO about how often they will go to trade school (e.g. one day per week or week blocks of training), you must then ensure your apprentice or trainee is given this time to attend training.

      If your apprentice or trainee doesn鈥檛 attend trade school when they鈥檙e supposed to, they don鈥檛 get paid for that time (unless they鈥檙e on sick leave or another type of leave).

      Find out more about paying apprentices and school-based apprentices to attend training .

      Find out more about paying trainees for attending training .

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      Training fees and materials

      Although it can depend on covering your apprentice or trainee, in general apprentices and trainees have to be reimbursed for:

      • All the fees charged by the RTO that are related to their training
      • The cost of their prescribed textbooks for the apprenticeship/traineeship

      As an employer, you听don'thave to reimburse your apprentice or trainee for fees and textbooks if:

      • Their progress in the course is unsatisfactory
      • You pay the costs and fees directly to the RTO, or
      • Your apprentice or trainee is not working for you at the time that the costs have to be reimbursed (this is outlined in the relevant award)

      You also don鈥檛 have to reimburse any part of the fees that the Government reimburses your apprentice or trainee.

      Find out more about reimbursement of training fees and textbooks for apprentices .

      Find out more about reimbursement of training fees and textbooks for trainees .

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      Recognition of previous skills or experience

      肛交视频s and trainees听have the opportunity to have their previous skills, knowledge and experiences recognised formally, without having to undergo unnecessary training if they're already competent. This is known as a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment which is conducted by their RTO at the time of enrolment.

      RTOs also conduct Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) assessments for apprentices and trainees who have already completed some formal training in the relevant field to determine whether they can be awarded听鈥榗redit鈥 and not have to repeat the training.

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      Supervising apprentices and trainees

      When you take on an apprentice or trainee, you must ensure that:

      • You have a suitably qualified person to supervise your apprentice or trainee at all times.
      • On-the-job training will enable the apprentice or trainee to become a competent worker.
      • Your apprentice or trainee is allowed to attend off-the-job training if it applies.
      • Your apprentice or trainee is released from routine duties to complete on-the-job training when required.

      To find out more about your legal rights and obligations - as well as your apprentice or trainee's rights and obligations - click听here.

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      Completion of an apprenticeship or traineeship

      Australian 肛交视频ships are competency-based, which means completion can occur at any stage as long as all parties agree that the required skills (competencies) have been achieved.

      When the time comes to complete the apprenticeship or traineeship, we can assist with this process.

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      Further entitlements and financial support

      Depending on your agreement, award or legislation, your apprentice or trainee may be entitled to further financial entitlements.

      Find out more about wage entitlements .

      While there are some costs involved in putting on an apprentice or trainee, the Australian Government offers financial support to eligible employers to help with these costs.

      Find out more about potential financial incentives here.

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