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Employer Checklist

Employers can use the following checklist to make sure they are meeting the regulatory requirements for apprenticeships and traineeships. 


To meet the requirements of the apprenticeship or traineeship, I:

Training contract

  • have enrolled my apprentice/trainee (apprentice) with a registered training organisation (RTO) within three months of commencing the training contract

Training plan

  • have negotiated and signed a training plan with my apprentice and the RTO and have a copy of the training plan
  • have made sure the training plan says what training will be delivered and when (this can be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination)

Workplace supervision

  • have made sure that a suitably qualified or experienced person with relevant knowledge and skills is available to oversee the apprentice's progress against the training plan
  • am supervising my apprentice in a way that is appropriate for their skill level

Workplace facilities and equipment

  • have the appropriate facilities and equipment to assist my apprentice to gain the necessary skills to complete the apprenticeship

Work tasks

  • provide the apprentice with work that is relevant to the vocation and that supports the achievement of the qualification

Competency based completion

  • am aware that my apprentice can progress through his/her apprenticeship at a rate reflecting their skills development rather than any specific timeframe. For more information see: Competency Based Completion

Industrial awards

  • am paying my apprentice under an appropriate industrial instrument. For more information see: Fair Work Ombudsman.

For more information about apprenticeships and traineeships see: Apprenticeships and Traineeships.

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