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Apprenticeships / Traineeships

Approved apprenticeships / traineeships in Tasmania
The following links provide comprehensive information about qualifications that are available as apprenticeships and traineeships in Tasmania. The alphabetical list provides up-to-date information including whether apprenticeships and traineeships are funded and any conditions that may apply.

Application for approval of an apprenticeship / traineeship
A streamlined application process for the approval of any nationally recognised qualification as an apprenticeship / traineeship , which is aimed at Apprenticeship Network Providers (ANPs), registered training organisations (RTOs), industry associations and employers.

Apprenticeship Network Providers - ANPs
ANPs are contracted by the Australian Government to offer a free service to apprentices, trainees and employers to assist with the sign-up, administration and management of apprenticeships and traineeships.

What are apprenticeships / traineeships?
Apprenticeships and traineeships are employment based training arrangements where an trainee or apprentice has the opportunity to combine employment with training, which can be full-time, part-time or school-based.

School-based apprenticeships and traineeships
A school-based apprenticeship or traineeship allows year 10, 11 and 12 students to undertake a vocational education and training (VET) qualification as an apprentice or trainee while still finishing their senior secondary education.

Becoming an apprentice or trainee
This is a good starting point for anyone interested in finding out how to become an apprentice or trainee.

Recruiting and managing an apprentice or trainee
This is a good starting point for any employer interested in finding out what's involved in taking on or managing an apprentice or trainee.

Incentives and subsidies for apprentices, trainees and their employers
Various incentives and subsidies are available to trainees/apprentices and their employers, such as trainee/apprentice travel and accommodation allowances, standard commencement and completion incentives, and much more.

Can existing employees do an apprenticeship or traineeship?
Not only can existing employee become a trainee or apprentice, they may even be able to reduce the length of their traineeship or apprenticeship by receiving credit for existing skills or knowledge.

Support for apprenticeships and traineeships
Trainees/Apprentices and their employers can expect a level of support whether: they encounter problems with the traineeship/apprenticeship; additional literacy and numeracy support is needed.

The training contract
The training contract is used in all States and Territories for traineeships and apprenticeships, and is a legally binding contract between an employer and employee.

Employment requirements
For a training contract to be approved and continue to remain current, certain employment requirements must be met.

Apprentice and trainee entitlements, wages and awards
Apprentices and trainees must be employed under an award or other appropriate industrial arrangements. The Fair Work Ombudsman is responsible for providing advice and information regarding entitlements, wages and awards. Changes to industrial awards were passed down by the Fair Work Commission in 2013 affecting apprentice rates of pay, which took effect from 1 January 2014. Some of these changes are being phased in over two years.

Important contacts for apprenticeships and traineeships. Who does what?
Although employers and apprentices/trainees might have contact with only one or two people during the course of an apprenticeship/traineeship, they should be aware of who to contact in case they need to follow up on any area.