Employing an apprentice or trainee in your business

The processes and support available to employ an apprentice or trainee in your business vary between states and territories. Below is a list of state and territory apprenticeship and traineeship websites to help get you started.

Another good place to start is Australian Apprenticeships Pathways. This website provides information and resources about apprenticeships and traineeships. It is run by the Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service.

– Australian Capital Territory—visit the ACT Government’s Employing an apprentice or traineeship website.
– New South Wales—visit the NSW Government’s Apprenticeships and traineeships website.
– Northern Territory—visit the Northern Territory Government’s Apprenticeships and traineeships website.
– Queensland—visit the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training’s Apprenticeships and traineeships website.
– South Australia—visit Skills SA’s Hire a Skilled Worker website.
– Tasmania—visit Skills Tasmania’s Apprenticeships & traineeships website.
– Victoria—visit the Victorian Registration & Qualifications Authority’s Apprenticeships and traineeships website.
– Western Australia—visit the Department of Training and Workforce Development’s Apprenticeships and traineeships website.

You can also find more information about apprenticeships and search for Australian Apprenticeship Support Network contacts and Group Training Organisations (GTOs) in your region at Australian Apprenticeships.

For a brief explanation of the difference between apprenticeships and traineeships visit the Queensland Government’s Apprenticeships, training and TAFE website.