Apprentices and trainees: Support and assistance for employersfactory

Australian Apprenticeships is the Australian Government’s collective term for apprenticeships and traineeships. An Australian Apprenticeship provides an opportunity for wine industry employers to introducing new employees into the business while the person undertakes complementary off-the-job training with a Registered Training Organisation.

They are available in more than 500 occupations at all certificate levels up to Advanced Diploma and provide nationally recognised quality training developed by industry for industry.

Apprentices and trainees finish their higher-learning journey equipped with practical skills and a formal education that will add value and bring new skills into to your workplace. For more information on the benefits of Australian Apprenticeships see attached pdf file.

For more information on how to engage an apprentice visit Australian Apprenticeships.

Employer incentives – Australian Apprenticeships

The Australian Government provides employers with up to $4,000 in financial support per apprentice or trainee paid in installments. Full details are available from the following overview of employer incentives.

Employer incentives –  Aboriginal apprentices and trainees

The South Australian Government provides a targeted incentive program for employers of of up to $12,000 for a four-year apprenticeship and $6,000 for a three-year apprenticeship to support the employment of Aboriginal apprentices and trainees. For more information and assistance contact the South Australian Government’s WorkReady program.

Process to engage an apprentice/trainee

  1. Employer to register with Training and Apprenticeship Services (a unit of the Department of State Development)
  2. Contact an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider in your region for assistance with completing the Contract of Training and other required documentation.
  3. Complete a contract of employment.
  4. Alternatively, consider a Group Training Provider – which becomes the employer of the apprentice/trainee and the wine industry employers becomes the host and pays the Group Training Provider for the service of providing and employing the apprentice/trainee.

Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Providers