Navigate your way through the Australian Apprenticeships processes

The following checklist has been developed by the Victorian Registration & Qualifications Authority (VRQA) and while the information at the end of the list pertains to the Victorian marketplace, the list as a whole is relevant to employers in any region. Employers can use the following checklist to ensure that they meet the regulatory requirements for apprenticeships and traineeships.

Training Contract

✔  have enrolled my apprentice/trainee (apprentice) with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) within three months of commencing the Training Contract.

Training Plan

✔ have negotiated and signed a Training Plan with my apprentice and the RTO and have a copy of the Training Plan.

✔  have made sure the Training Plan says what training will be delivered and when. The Training Plan says who will assess the skills and when (this can be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination).

Workplace supervision

 have made sure that a suitably qualified or experienced person with relevant knowledge and skills is available to oversee the apprentice’s progress against the Training Plan.

  am supervising my apprentice in a way that is appropriate for their skill level.

Workplace facilities and equipment

✔  have the appropriate facilities and equipment to assist my apprentice to gain the necessary skills to complete the apprenticeship.

Work tasks

✔  provided my apprentice with work that is relevant to the vocation and that supports the achievement of the qualification.

Competency based completion

✔  am aware that my apprentice can progress through his/her apprenticeship at a rate reflecting their skills development rather than any specific time frame. For more information please go to the State Training Authority in your state.: www.education.vic.gov.au/training/employers/apprentices/Pages/competency.aspx

Industrial Awards

✔  am paying my apprentice under an appropriate industrial instrument. For more information: www.fairwork.gov.au.

For more information please go to the State Training Authority in your state.

Source: http://www.vrqa.vic.gov.au/apptrain/Pages/empcklist

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