Employing apprentices and trainees from under represented groups
A diverse workplace creates an environment in which skills, perspectives and backgrounds are valued. There are programs and services that will assist you in recruiting and employing apprentices and trainees from the following groups:
Become an employer of an apprentice or trainee
Find out how to employ an apprentice and trainee and the benefits you can gain.
Train to Retain
Guides to help retain your apprentice or trainee by building a safe, supportive and productive environment.
Indigenous employees bring cultural diversity and awareness into your workplace.
The following programs and services will assist you in recruiting and employing Indigenous Australians as apprentices and trainees.
Indigenous Employment Program
The Indigenous Employment Program (IEP) can provide employers with tailored help to provide more job opportunities for Indigenous Australians.
Job Services Australia
Focused on helping your business meet its recruitment needs by providing a wide pool of resources and job seekers to draw upon.
There are many benefits to employing a mature-aged apprentice or trainee. You can add value to your company with their experience, work ethic, maturity, motivation and loyalty.
The following programs and services can assist you in recruiting and employing mature-aged jobseekers as apprentices and trainees.
For information on how to attract, retain and develop mature-aged workers re-entering the workplace.
Australian Apprenticeships - Employer Incentives
For information on the Mature-Aged Worker Incentive.
Preparing your business for an ageing workforce
Information on mature-aged employment.
Workplaces are encouraged to value people for their diverse cultures, experiences, knowledge and abilities. Employees from a non-English speaking background make significant contributions to the workplace.
TAFE Employment Services
Connects TAFE students and graduates with employers.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship's database to match Australian employers with skilled migrants.
Like all employees, people with a disability bring a range of skills, talents and abilities to the workplace, working in all sorts of jobs and obtaining trade qualifications.
The following programs and services will assist you in recruiting and employing a person with a disability as an apprentice or trainee.
Australian Apprenticeships Access Program
Provides free, confidential and expert advice on the employment of people with disabilities.
Australian Government programs
The Australian Government provides additional assistance to eligible employers who recruit an Australian Apprentice with a disability. This may include wage support, assistance for tutorial, interpreter and mentor services, and workplace modifications.
Disability Employment Services
Provides help to employers of people with a disability including access to financial help and support.
The Workplace Adjustment Tool
A searchable database of products and solutions that can remove barriers in the workplace for people with a disability.
Employment Assistance Fund
There is help available to pay for the cost of workplace adjustments or solutions if they are needed to accommodate a worker with a disability.
The Disabled Apprenticeship Wage Support Program
Information on incentives for employers who employ persons with a disability.
Women have broken down many of the occupational stereotypes to excel in careers in emerging industries, bringing skills, expertise and diversity to trades.
Women in Trade
Assistance for Queensland businesses to increase women's participation in non-traditional trades.