TRAINEESHIPS AND APPRENTICESHIPS
AVTES is your expert guide to apprenticeships and traineeships. We have been working in this field since 1997 and are recognised as leaders in innovative, quality, workplace based training. Our flexibility to accommodate individual and enterprise needs through customisation of all our programs means we can help you achieve your training goals more efficiently and effectively. No matter what industry you are in, there is potentially an apprenticeship or traineeship to suit your needs. Australian Apprenticeships is a term which includes traineeships and apprenticeships.
Employers and apprentices/trainees enter into a formal agreement which is registered with the State Training Authority. An Australian Apprenticeship Centre performs the sign up, monitors the incentives and assists with employment related issues. For a list of Australian Apprenticeship Centre's visit http://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/search/aacsearch.asp.
A Registered Training Organisation such as AVTES provides the training program. Flexible delivery allows for competency based completion, based on skills and knowledge rather than time limits, meaning accelerated completion of traineeships and apprenticeships.
Where eligible, these programs are funded by the Victorian Government. If the employee meets the criteria the Commonwealth will pay an incentive to the employer taking on the trainee or apprentice. Click here for further information on incentives. Employers also gain WorkSafe exemptions for eligible trainees and apprentices. Click here for further information on WorkSafe exemptions. There is also assistance and bonuses available for apprentices in skill shortage areas and those undertaking a mature age apprenticeship. Visit http://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au for more information.
Apprenticeships and traineeships are undertaken by students in employment. There are two distinct schemes, they are New Entrant and Existing Employee. The New Entrant is defined as somebody who has worked for less than 12 months part time, or less than 3 months full time in their current job. The Existing Employee is defined as somebody who has worked for more than 12 months part time, or more than 3 months full time in their current job.
Employees that are still attending high school are also able to complete an apprenticeship or traineeship as an Australian School Based Apprentice, and may be able to have their workplace training contribute to their VCE ENTER score.
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