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To engage an apprentice or trainee, a Commonwealth Government Training Contract* must be in place. It may sound complicated but don’t worry – that’s where we come in! Enquire now.

As part of the Australian Government’s commitment to developing a highly skilled nation, Apprenticeship Network Providers have been appointed across the country to support you and your apprentices and trainees.

We are one of 7 Apprenticeship Network Providers contracted by the Australian Government through the Department of Education, Skills and Employment to provide Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) services.

Discover the MEGT difference

So, what sets us apart from the others? As Australia's largest and only national Apprenticeship Network Provider - with overall apprentice and trainee completion rates higher than the national average - we are your local apprenticeship experts. We provide:

  • Dedicated local presence

    With offices located across every state, we’re here to provide flexible and timely on-the-ground assistance to you and your team when you need it.

  • Backed by service you can rely on

    Our admin teams process all Training Contracts and incentive claim forms accurately and efficiently, continuously exceeding Government quality and compliance benchmarks. This means you’ll spend less time chasing forms and payments and have more time to focus on business.

  • Assistance with Government financial incentives

    As well as increasing staff performance and job satisfaction, there is also a range of financial incentives available from the Australian Government when you employ an eligible Australian Apprentice.

    When we sign up your apprentice or trainee, we'll check your eligibility for Government financial incentives. We'll also be here to help at claim time.

    Available incentives include:

    • $4,000* per apprentice or trainee in Standard Incentives, plus potentially
    • $4,000* per apprentice aged 21-44 years undertaking a Certificate III or IV on the National Skills Needs List^, plus potentially
    • $4,000 per apprentice in an area of Additional Identified Skills Shortage†
    • $3,000* per apprentice undertaking Certificate II in Declared Drought Areas, plus potentially
    • $1,500* per 45 years or older apprentice, plus potentially
    • $1,500* per Australian School-based Apprentice, plus potentially
    • $1,000* per apprentice in a Rural or Regional area undertaking a Certificate III or IV on the National Skills Needs List^ 

    *Eligibility criteria apply for each of these incentives. MEGT (Australia) Ltd is contracted to the Australian Government to provide you with free assistance in assessing your business for eligibility for Incentives and helping you with the processes and procedures involved.

    ^The National Skills Needs List identifies traditional trades that are identified as experiencing a national skills shortage. The full list can be found here.

    †The Additional Identified Skills Shortage list identifies additional industry sectors experiencing a national skills shortage. The full list can be found here.

  • Easy online apprentice and trainee management

    Get the information you need when you need it with our free, secure online employer portal, MAACO. MAACO makes it easy to track how your apprentices and trainees are progressing and to keep on top of your upcoming incentive payments.

What we do

Put simply – we make apprenticeships easy.

Our FREE service includes:

*A Commonwealth Government Training Contract is a legally binding contract. Find out more about your legal rights and obligations under a Commonwealth Government Training Contract here.

MEGT (Australia) Ltd, trading as MEGT, is a service provider contracted by the Australian Government as represented by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment to provide support services to prospective and current employers and Australian Apprentices. MEGT is one of a number of Network Providers and holds contracts in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia. This website does not represent the Australian Government. If you wish to access information about Australian Apprenticeships from the Australian Government, you should access the website

Contact us today and get connected with your local apprenticeship experts.