How it works

How the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network works

Step 1
Contact your MEGT Apprenticeship Network Provider team in your state on 13 6348 (13 MEGT).

Step 2
Employ an apprentice or trainee.

Use the MEGT apprentice and trainee job board to advertise your vacancy. This is a free service and all applications will be sent directly to you. Click here to visit our job board.

Step 3
Contact us and make a time for us to visit your workplace to sign up your apprentice or trainee (their parent/guardian will also need to be there if your apprentice or trainee is under 18 years old).

Click here to contact us or call 13 6348 (13 MEGT).

Step 4
Select a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to provide the training for your apprentice or trainee and complete their enrolment. 

MEGT can assist with finding an appropriate RTO.

Step 5
MEGT will assess and advise of your eligibility for Australian Government employer incentives.

Click here for an indicative list of incentives.

Step 6
You and your apprentice or trainee will complete and sign a Training Plan with your chosen RTO.

MEGT will explain your responsibilities under this contract.

Step 7
Sign up to our online employer portal, MAACO to make managing your apprentices, trainees and incentives easier.

Click here to sign in to MEGT Apprenticeship Online Portal

Step 8
We will contact you, as the employer, during the apprenticeship to monitor progress.

Step 9
Your MEGT consultant will facilitate government incentive payments due to you (as employer) or personal benefits due to your apprentice during the apprenticeship including the completion incentive payment.

Step 10
Completion – upon successful completion of the structured training and employment competencies the Registered Training Organisation or State Training Authority will issue a nationally recognised qualification.


  • The RTO develops a training program with documented competencies to be obtained. The training can be taken on-the-job or off-the-job or a combination of both.
  • The fees charged by an RTO vary and who pays these fees depends on your Award or Agreement. Find out more here.
  • The RTO may also award a concession for previous employment or training in the relevant field.


  • You must have a suitably qualified person to supervise your apprentice or trainee at all times.
  • You must demonstrate that on the job training will enable the apprentice or trainee to become a competent worker.
  • You must be prepared to allow the apprentice or trainee to attend off-the-job training if it applies.
  • You must be prepared to allow the apprentice or trainee to be released from routine duties to complete on-the-job training.

Your responsibilities

  • Prepare and provide relevant on the job training that will equip the apprentice or trainee with the skills to work at your business
  • Provide appropriate supervision while the apprentice or trainee is at work
  • Make sure that the apprentice is enrolled with an RTO
  • Provide employment for the minimum hours per week in accordance with the individual State requirement
  • Provide a safe place for the apprentice or trainee to work and show that you understand and carry out occupational health and safety practices
  • Allow the RTO access to your apprentice or trainee for training and assessment during normal work hours
  • Meet all relevant legal obligations
  • Ensure a WorkCover policy exists
  • Pay the agreed wage and inform your apprentice or trainee of the terms and conditions of employment under the relevant award
  • Adhere to the provisions of Equal Opportunity and Anti-Discrimination legislation, and not permit apprentices to be verbally, physically, or sexually harassed in the workplace.

Australian Apprenticeship Support Network



Sign up your apprentice

We make it easy to sign up your apprentices or trainees and to claim Government incentives. Your local apprenticeship and traineeship experts.

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Financial incentives

If you directly employ an Australian Apprentice or Trainee, your business may be eligible for financial incentives.

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Claim Smartforms

When you hire and sign up an apprentice or trainee, you may be entitled to Commonwealth Government financial incentives which can offset the cost of training. Get paid without delay with Claim Smartforms!

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Need help? Call us at 13 MEGT (6348) or email us at

MEGT (Australia) Ltd