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I want to hire an apprentice

Australian Apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age and offer opportunities to learn new skills and be paid in over 500 different jobs.

Are you considering hiring an apprentice?

Employing an Australian Apprentice can give your business real benefits.

You can employ an Australian Apprentice:

  • part-time,
  • full-time or
  • while they are still at school.

When you hire an apprentice you may be eligible to receive incentives. Incentives are subject to eligibility criteria, waiting periods and time limits.

When you are ready to employ an apprentice, contact an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprenticeship Network) provider.

Apprenticeship Network providers give advice and help with recruiting, training and retaining Australian Apprentices.

Your Apprenticeship Network provider help you throughout the apprenticeship. They will:

  • help you find an apprentice and registered training organisation
  • provide a training contract for you and your apprentice to sign
  • assess your eligibility for incentives
  • help you work out timing and location of off-the-job-training
  • provide advice and support you during the apprenticeship.

Wages for Australian Apprentices depend on many factors including:

  • age of the apprentice
  • year of training
  • type of qualification, and
  • industry or occupation.

Australian Apprentices have the same rights as all other workers in Australia. You can find out more information on the Fair Work Ombudsman website.

Is your business equipped to meet all the needs of your apprentice?

If your business cannot offer the full range of skills an apprentice needs to work in the industry or the amount of work they are required to complete during their training, then consider using a Group Training Organisation (GTO). GTOs can organise for you to host an Australian Apprentice, or share one with another business. Learn more about What is a GTO.

Where can I find more information?