Apprenticeship Network Providers are contracted by the Australian Government to offer a free service to apprentices, trainees and employers to assist them with the sign-up, administration and management of apprenticeships and traineeships. MEGT is an appointed Apprenticeship Network Provider acting as your local expert in apprenticeship servicing and support. MEGT provides a free Australia-wide service using locally based MEGT personnel, with local knowledge.
As an Apprenticeship Network Provider MEGT helps you and your employer:
- with the administration and sign-up process,
- with information about your obligations as an apprentice or trainee,
- by processing your personal benefits, Trade Support Loans and employer incentives,
- by contacting you during your apprenticeship or traineeship to see how you are progressing,
- by providing ongoing support throughout your apprenticeship or traineeship, and
- by offering you help if you need it.
MEGT – Your Local Apprenticeship Network Provider
As part of Government initiatives to increase the number of people completing their apprenticeships, the level of service to employers and apprentices will increase to include:
- Universal Services
These services are currently provided to all apprentices, trainees and employers including:
- marketing, providing information and advice
- sign-up, contact through your apprenticeship to make sure you’re tracking ok and
- processing of claims for any personal benefits from the Government you may be eligible for, such as Living Away from Home Allowance (LAFHA) and
- assessing your eligibility to apply for Trade Support Loans (TSL).
- Targeted Services
These services are available to those people identified by MEGT who need a helping hand to complete their apprenticeship.
The first of these services is available at the entry point (‘Gateway’) prior to the apprenticeship and remainder during the course of the apprenticeship (‘In-training’).
‘In-training’ services are tailored to the individual who has already commenced their apprenticeship and could include:
- mentoring, pastoral care, advice and information on additional training e.g. language, literacy and numeracy
- advice and guidance on specialised support options e.g. counselling, and
- working with State Training Authorities (STAs) regarding workplace issues, dispute resolution or regulatory matters.
To see if you are eligible for these services, contact your Local MEGT Apprenticeship Network Provider.
From 1 July 2015 Government Incentives and Personal Benefits Claim Forms will be electronic SmartForms sent via email to claimants. Therefore:
Details about the new Government initiatives for apprentices.
List of government support available for employers, apprentices and trainees.
Contract status online
Check the status of your Australian Apprentices and download claims forms.
The free service you receive
What you can expect by way of personal support from apprentice and trainee experts.
MEGT Career Quiz
The MEGT Career Quiz is an online questionnaire that provides suggested occupations or careers based on a short quiz identifying your interests.
Personal support for first year apprentices.
Training Contract sign up
Book the Training Contract registration with your local Consultant.
Book a Consultant
Book a free advice and eligibility assessment appointment with your local MEGT Consultant.
All about apprenticeships and traineeships.
How much apprentices and trainees should be paid.
Free job listings for apprentices and trainees.
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.