Your apprentice and trainee toolkit
From funding pots to online workplace diagnostic tools, recruitment support to first-day induction kits, Apprenticeship Support Australia has you covered.
Nearly 500 qualifications can be completed through the apprentice and traineeship model. You can find a list of what does and does not qualify to be delivered in an earn-and-learn setting in WA here. Take ASA’s Recruit Ready Diagnostic to get a sense of your preparedness to take on an apprentice or trainee.
Accessing financial incentives
There are several financial subsidies and incentives available for employers who take on new apprentices or trainees. ASA holds webinars and can offer one-to-one eligibility advice to employers looking to take on an apprentice or trainee.
Developing a training plan
Both traineeships and apprenticeships involve a combination of on-the-job practical experience as well as structured training through a registered training organisation (RTO).
Your RTO will develop a training plan for your apprentice or trainee and monitor its delivery. They will also assess competency, ensuring your apprentice or trainee is meeting industry standards.
Finding your apprentice
ASA offers a suite of recruitment support to help you find the right apprentice or trainee. We also advertise on the Skillsroad job boards and on our targeted WA Jobs page.
Candidates on our Job Seeker Register and Out-of-Trade Register have been screened and streamed into suitable pathways for employers to access. The team also offers a short-listing service to help employers get interviewing underway faster.
You can also advertise your upcoming intake in ASA’s WA Apprenticeship and Traineeship Intake Guide for free.
Preparing your workplace
It is especially important to deliver rigorous inductions for younger workers. Apprentices and trainees are often very young and inexperienced, so can be at a greater risk of being involved in workplace accidents.
Our On-Boarding Kit for Small Business includes an Employment Contract Template, IT policy, Drug and Alcohol Policy, and Code of Conduct.
For a Best Practice Induction Guide and First Day Check List head to the Skillsroad website.
ASA runs a mentoring hotline on 1300 363 831. You can also book a one-to-one meeting with a mentor.
For resources on how to have mental health conversations with your employees, head to the Skillsroad website.
ASA is an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider, an Australian Government-funded initiative.
To contact us, call 1300 363 831 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.