How it works
How the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network works
Contact your MEGT Apprenticeship Network Provider in your state 13 6348
National Employers – If you are a National Employer MEGT national accounts team can support you nationwide. Click here
Employ an Apprentice
Use the MEGT apprentice 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 Jobs board
Contact MEGT Apprenticeship Network Provider and book an appointment for a consultant to visit your workplace along with your apprentice or trainee (and their guardian if they are under 18 years old.)
Click here to contact us or Call 13 6348 (13MEGT).
Select a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to provide the training for your apprentice and complete the enrolment. MEGT can assist with a list of appropriate registered training organisations and register you apprentice or trainee with the State Training Authority.
State Training Authorities (STAs) are responsible for training and education of apprentices through Registered Training Organisations (RTOs.)
MEGT will assess and advise of your eligibility for Australian Government employer incentives.
You and apprentice will complete and sign a National Training Contract. MEGT will explain your responsibilities under the contract and register it with the State Training Authority.
Sign up to MEGT Apprenticeship Online (MAACO) to make managing your apprenticeship and incentives throughout the duration easier.
A MEGT consultant will contact you, as the employer, during the apprenticeship to monitor progress.
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.
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.
Preparing for your Training Contract
- A Training Contract is an agreement between you and your apprentice to work and train together along with a Registered Training Organisation.
- 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. Concessions may apply and trainees may be eligible for VET FEE help.
- the RTO may also award concession for previous employment or training in the relevant field (RCC- Recognition Current Competency) or prior training or learning (RPL-Recognition Prior Learning).
- You must demonstrate a suitably qualified person will supervise the apprentice
- You must demonstrate the on the job training will enable the apprentice to become a competent worker.
- You must be prepared to allow the apprentice to attend off-the-job training if it applies. (Campus or Distance Education.)
- You must be prepared to allow the apprentice to be released from routine duties to complete on-the-job training (Workplace.)
Training Contract summary
- prepare and provide relevant training that will equip the apprentice with the skills to work at your business
- provide appropriate supervision while the apprentice 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 to work and show that you understand and carry out occupational health and safety practices
- allow your apprentice to attend the off-the-job training during
normal working hours (this is paid time) where this applies
- allow the RTO access to your apprentice for training and assessment during normal work hours
- meet legal obligations
- ensure a WorkCover policy exists
- pay the agreed wage and inform your apprentice of the terms and conditions of employment under the relevant award
- provide detailed pay slips
- arrange for superannuation payments for your apprentice.
- 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.