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Australian Apprenticeships (often referred to as apprenticeships or traineeships) are structured training arrangements which can last from 9 months up to 5 years. Both arrangements require a commitment from the employer to train the employee in a specific trade or skill, and the employee must be prepared to work and learn to gain their nationally accredited qualification.
Practical experience at work is matched with training from a registered training organisation (RTO) like North Coast TAFE.
Before you start recruiting, make sure you have chosen the right type of apprenticeship or traineeship for your business. You need to understand:
whether the role is full-time, part-time or a school-based role.
By hiring this new staff member as part of an apprenticeship and traineeship program, you are committing to:
Tip: Recruiting family or friends can be a tempting solution. Be careful – it can put a strain on relationships and make it difficult to manage any issues.
Your candidate needs to understand the apprenticeship and traineeship system and the specific role including:
There are no shortcuts in an apprenticeship, but if they are willing to make the commitment and you support them, you will gain a loyal employee with up to date training and an in-depth knowledge of your business.
A good apprenticeship or traineeship offers more than just trade skills that meet legislative and accreditation requirements.
The ideal candidate for the job should have an interest in learning broader skills across leadership, interacting in the workplace, new technologies and business management.
North Coast TAFE can help you recruit an apprentice or trainee to join your business.
You need to get it right. Every employee represents your business and brand to customers and the community. North Coast TAFE will help you meet all your legislative and accreditation requirements and develop customised training programs including on-site training specific to your business.
Talk to TAFE today
Talk to North Coast TAFE about your apprentice or traineeship search. We’ll use our extensive network to help you recruit the right person for the job and make the most of your investment.