MEGT Apprenticeship Network Privder - Mentor

Objectives of the Division:

MEGT is contracted as an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) to the Australian Government through the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) to market and administer the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). MEGT ANP offers a no cost service to employers, potential and current Australian Apprentices (includes apprentices and trainees) by:

 

  • providing customised pre-commencement services designed to screen, test, stream and match apprentices (and apprenticeships) to potential employers

  • completing and lodging National Training Contracts with the relevant State/Territory Training Authority

  • determining eligibility for participation and government funding

  • processing where applicable, incentive payments to employers and personal benefits and Trade Support Loans to Australian Apprentices

  • providing advice to employers and Australian Apprentices on relevant training packages

  • monitoring the progress of individual Australian Apprenticeships

  • providing tailored support such as mentoring for Australian Apprentices and employers

  • attending workplaces to provide support prior to and during the Australian Apprenticeship.


 

Position Description:

MEGT (Australia) Ltd will provide mentoring and pastoral care to Australian Apprentices as part of In training services under the Australian Apprenticeships Support Network (AASN) Contract. All eligible Australian Apprentices will be assessed and have the opportunity to seek support through Mentoring services. Apprentices identified as requiring higher level support will receive support from a dedicated mentor. The aim of Mentoring services is to improve Australian Apprentice completion rates. An enthusiastic self-starter who enjoys interacting with people and displays a positive attitude will find this a rewarding role.


 

Relationships:

  • Reporting to the Mentoring Team Leader

  • Working closely with managers within the state/territory, field staff, administration staff and other MEGT staff as required.

  • Maintains relationships with employers, Australian Apprentices, as well as Government programs, Registered Training Organisations and other key stakeholders.

  • Works closely with program referral partners.

  • Building and maintaining relationships with all external stakeholders


 

Dimension:

Division: ANP

Employees directly supervised: Nil

Agreed outcomes:  as per Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)


 

Mandatory Qualifications and Experience:

 

  • Ability to foster positive relationships between apprentices and employers

  • Ability to assess, advise and manage situations

  • Previous experience in youth/social work or relevant fields

  • Good communication skills and ability to build relationships

  • Strong mentoring and guidance skills

  • Ability to work autonomously with excellent time management and planning skills

  • Ability to identify appropriate solutions and provide assistance, including referral to specialist organisations

  • Computer literacy, with an ability to accurately complete data entry and manage client information

 


 

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

 

  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to relate to all age demographics and social backgrounds with a strong focus on youth

  • Experience &/or qualifications in youth/social work, or progress towards these qualifications, e.g. Certificate IV in Community Services (Youth Work), would be highly regarded

  • An understanding of Australian Apprenticeships Support Network framework or ability to acquire the same

  • Computer literate (including Microsoft Office Suite), with skills and experience in using social networking media, especially Facebook, and an ability to accurately complete data entry and manage client information

  • Good written communication skills including accurate spelling and grammar

  • An understanding of business practice and relationships within a commercial environment and the ability to represent MEGT in a professional manner in all settings

  • A current Driver’s Licence is mandatory

  • Ability to organise, prioritise and illustrate strong time management skills

  • Well presented with a confident, friendly and professional manner

  • Ability to work in a team environment and be receptive to change

  • Ability to deliver excellent service through a mature approach utilising tact and diplomacy when interacting with clients and staff

 


 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Manage a caseload of Australian Apprentices within a local region

  • Meet with employers, Australian Apprentices and parent/guardian (if applicable) and follow set processes and procedures

  • Undertake risk assessments, identify barriers, and create case management plans to address barriers

  • Identify and utilise local/state/national organisations to assist with addressing barriers to completion

  • Understand and ensure compliance with policies and procedures applicable to the program

  • Complete tasks within set timeframes

  • Maintain accurate and detailed In-training information and file notes

  • Report on statistics as required

  • Maintain contact with Australian Apprentices and employers as per contact regime

  • Keep internal stakeholders informed of progress by regular status reports

  • Refer any queries on government incentives and personal benefits to the relevant MEGT ANP employees

  • Ensure internal and external relationships are maintained within a local region

  • Provide coaching and training as required.

 

 

Note:  This Position Description is indicative of the initial expectation of the role and subject to change in line with requirements of the Department of Education and Training and/or MEGT’s goals and priorities, activities or focus of the job. The incumbent can expect to be allocated duties not specifically mentioned in this document, but within the capacity, qualifications and experience normally expected from persons occupying positions at this level. 


 

Key Performance Indicators:

 

  • Ensure allotted tasks, including data entry and reporting, are performed accurately and within given time frames

  • Ensure contacts are undertaken in a timely manner and in line with set procedures

  • Meet or exceed In-training participant numbers as set by the National Manager Operations

  • Maintain an understanding of appropriate organisations for referrals and utilise where necessary

  • Ensure outcomes set in PADPs are achieved

  • Ensure performance in line with business requirements, including completion rates

 


 

Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Responsibilities:

All staff are required to take reasonable care for their own health and safety and that of other personnel who may be affected by their conduct.


 

Police Check:

ANP staff are required to undertake a National Police Check prior to commencing employment. A State/Territory Working with Children or Working with Vulnerable People Check may also be required by any applicable State/Territory legislation. A clearance to work with children in connection with the delivery of AASN is mandatory. The National Police Check must be renewed every two years as a minimum.


 

Diversity:

MEGT is committed to welcoming and maintaining a diverse workforce, which will help us attract and retain a team of talented people to better serve our clients and improve business results.


 

Privacy Notification:

MEGT requires personal information relevant to your employment. The collection and handling of the information will be consistent with the requirements of the Privacy Act.


 

Information Security Competencies:

MEGT requires all staff to demonstrate and maintain an adequate and proportionate level of information security knowledge and competence.

 

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