Employing an apprentice or trainee

Your responsibilities

As an employer of an apprentices or trainee, your responsibilities to them will include:

  • making sure they receive the correct training and are enrolled with a registered training organisation (RTO)
  • allowing them to leave work to attend off-the-job training
  • providing them with appropriate facilities and experienced people to work with.

For more help understanding your obligations and expectations, see:

Getting started

The Australian Apprenticeship Support Network is the nationwide advisory service for employers of apprentices and trainees.

Your first step is to contact an Apprenticeship Network provider in your area. They will tell you everything you need to know about finding an apprentice or trainee and entering into a training contract.

To find your local Apprenticeship Network provider, see:

For more information, see: