Role of Australian Apprenticeships Centre Contracted on behalf of the Commonwealth Government to provide a free service to: • Employers • Prospective Apprentices and Trainees • Complete all Government Paperwork • Process Incentive Payments
What are Australian Apprenticeships?• Australian Apprenticeships are a means of gaining a Nationally Recognised Qualification through a combination of work experience and formal training. They are often entry level qualifications for school students.• Available to anyone of working age.• Can be a school student, school-leaver, a person re-entering the workforce or simply someone wishing to change careers.
What industries have Australian Apprenticeships? • Australian Apprenticeships are available in a variety of certificate levels in more than 500 occupations across Australia. These occupations include traditional trades and a diverse range of emerging careers in most sectors of business and industry.
Apprenticeships / Traineeships ?• Apprenticeships normally take between 3 and 4 years full time or 6 to 8 years school based and are trade related (must have a qualified Supervisor). Apprentices will convert after school to permanent part time or full time employment.• Traineeships normally take between 1 and 2 years full time or between 2 and 4 years school based. They can be completed when a school student.• Both Apprenticeships and Traineeships are competency based and may be completed earlier than the nominal time.
Benefits of School Based Australian Apprenticeship • Work for your employer while undertaking a Nationally Recognised Qualification and completing school – Earning and Leaning • A great way to get a head start in a chosen career • Contribute points towards Queensland Certificate of Education • Government Funding – Commonwealth and State
School Based Australian Apprenticeships• Available for OP eligible and non OP students.• Minimum of 48 days paid employment over 12 months. Work hours may be flexible and dependent on employer requirements.• Off the job theory training, could include block training or flexible delivery (workbooks/online).• School Based Australian Apprenticeship must impact on school timetable.• Part Time may not impact on timetable and a minimum of 15 hours per week work.
Training Contracts• A Legally Binding document signed by the Employer, the Australian Apprentice and the Parent/Guardian• Probation – 30 days (traineeship), 90 days (apprenticeship) from nominal start date on the training contract• Uphold work responsibilities and training responsibilities
How do I find an Australian Apprenticeship? • Decide what you want to do • Format a job specific resume • Talk to School Careers Advisor • Work Experience • Check with relatives, friends and acquaintances
How do I find an AustralianApprenticeship? • Check internet websites • Check newspapers • Canvass employers • Register with Group Training Companies • Let everyone know you want an Australian Apprenticeship