Can we help you with your apprenticeship?

You may be eligible for a mentor to support you

There are lots of challenges life is presenting you right now and we’re here to help you with your apprenticeship.

We may be able to offer you mentoring support or just have a chat to help you work through things – at no charge.

And if you are employed by MEGT Group Training, you have access to confidential Employee Assist services and can get personal support from your MEGT Group Training Consultant.

If you are not employed by MEGT, the MEGT Consultant that helped you sign your Training Contract – from the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network, can talk to you about the government mentoring service and whether you may be eligible for that type of free support.

The Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships Mentoring Package has been established to help provide support for trade apprentices and it is our aim is to support and partner you so you can stay on track with your Australian Apprenticeship.

Who is eligible?

Free mentoring support is available to apprentices who:

  • are working for an employer with up to 50 employees (nationally, excluding Vic and Tas)
  • are not undertaking an Australian School-based Apprenticeship
  • are aged 16–25 years inclusively (16-19 years in Brisbane, Sydney and Perth)
  • don’t have assistance from anywhere else
  • are undertaking a qualification on the National Skills Needs List
  • are not employed by a Group Training Organisation
  • are registered through MEGT Australian Apprenticeship Support Network
  • would benefit from contact with a Mentor.

What support is provided?

The MEGT mentors are skilled and trained in assisting where appropriate and connecting the apprentice to specialist help if needed. It’s personal. It’s confidential.

The focus of support is to help you deal with issues that may be a contributing reason to you not completing your Australian Apprenticeship.

That includes helping your boss as well if that is appropriate.

This government supported initiative, the Australian Apprenticeships Mentoring Package, is in addition to the free services MEGT already provides to Australian Apprentices and employers through Australian Apprenticeships Support Services.

How do you get this mentoring assistance?

List your education from most recent to least. State the education provider and the name of the course completed. Make sure you add dates of completion for all education or ‘at present’ if you are still studying.

When?

MEGT Apprenticeship Network Provider has been successful in securing Federal Government funding to provide support to Australian Apprentices through the Australian Apprenticeships Mentoring Package until 30th June 2015.

What happens?

A mentor will meet you and your employer within three weeks of the Training Contract paperwork being completed or when the employer raises it with the MEGT Consultant.

The mentor will undertake an assessment with you to determine the contact frequency required.

Besides regular contact with you, the mentor may refer you to external partnering organisations for additional support where required.

You may access additional support at any stage of the program should an issue arise whilst you are progressing through your Australian Apprenticeship.

The mentor will provide tailored support for you including face-to-face visits, telephone contact and we can even keep in touch by Facebook (closed and private group).

You can opt out of the program at any time.

If you are under 18 your parent/guardian will be contacted to let them know that the program is available.

Privacy

MEGT is bound by the Privacy Act of 1988, which sets out guidelines for the protection of an individual’s privacy. Your privacy is maintained including any Facebook social networking conversations.

Cost to you

There is no cost to you or your employer as the Mentoring project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training through the Australian Apprenticeships Mentoring Package.


MEGT Australia

Australian Apprenticeships Centres are now Australian Apprenticeship Support Network locations.

MEGT (Australia) Ltd, trading as MEGT, is an Apprenticeship Network Provider contracted by the Australian Government as represented by the Department of Education and Training to provide Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) services to employers and Australian Apprentices. MEGT is one of eleven Apprenticeship Network Providers throughout Australia. This website does not represent the Australian Government. If you wish to access information about Australian Apprenticeships from the Australian Government, please visit http://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au.

Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme Guidelines and associated appendices may be viewed on the Department of Education and Training website.

Australian Apprenticeship Network Providers are an Australian Government funded initiative.

Need help? Call us at 13 MEGT (6348) or email us at aasninfo@megt.com.au

MEGT (Australia) Ltd