Responsibilities and obligations
Employing an apprentice or trainee can be rewarding. It can strengthen your business by training people in skills that meet the needs of the business, while helping build the broader skills base needed to keep an industry strong.
After entering into a training contract and negotiating a training plan, employers have responsibilities to fulfil during an apprenticeship or traineeship, like carrying out an induction with the apprentice or trainee.
Read more on ATIS-013 Employer responsibilities information sheet to learn more about when you should notify the department about certain events.
Wages and conditions for apprentices and trainees
Information about wages, conditions of employment, including tools, workers' compensation, superannuation and fair treatment and employer/employee responsibilities in regards to workplace safety and supervision is available from the Wages and conditions page in the Apprentices and Trainees section of this website.
Responsibilities of the apprentice or trainee
Learn more about the responsibilities of the apprentice or trainee during the apprenticeship or traineeship.
Responsibilities of supervising registered training organisations
Employers should be aware of what to expect from their supervising registered training organisation.
Who's who in apprenticeships and traineeships
Information about the different parties that may be involved in your apprenticeship or traineeship including the registered training organisations and Australian Apprenticeships Centres.
- Paying apprentices and trainees for time spent undertaking supervised training
Apprentices and trainees (not school-based) must be paid for the time they spend undertaking supervised training.