Business owner getting support hiring an apprentice

Advice and support

Work with the Apprenticeship Support Australia team who’ll give you free over the phone or face-to-face advice and online tools to help you find, register, onboard and manage an apprentice or trainee in your business. 

Business Australia Apprenticeship Support

Our team of experienced Industry Training Consultants can help you identify where an apprentice could fit into your business, help you access government funding and incentives and complete the paperwork with you. From finding the best candidate to ongoing support, we're with you and your apprentice every step of the way.

We offer this service free of charge to businesses in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia, under an Australian Government contract.

benefits for your business

Our consultants can visit your workplace and work with you to identify what type of apprenticeship or traineeship would fit into your business. They’ll do a skills assessment to identify the training opportunities within your business and match them to an apprenticeship category or categories.

When you know you could be spending up to four years with your apprentice, finding a stand-out candidate, who is a good match, becomes an important goal. Our consultants can guide you through the process of hiring an apprentice directly or hiring through a Group Training Organisation (GTO).

In many cases, employers don’t have to carry all the expense of employing and training an apprentice or trainee. Government funding is available to eligible employers to cover some of the costs, through the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program and other schemes. Our team can help you navigate the complexity of the process and paperwork required when managing your new staff member.

Once your apprentice or trainee is on-board, we will provide tools and resources to assist you with onboarding, motivating and managing your new team member.

What's the cost?

We offer this service free of charge to businesses in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia, under an Australian Government contract.

Get started

Visit the Apprenticeship Support Australia website to find out more. Want to chat to one of the team?

We're available to take your calls on 1300 363 831 Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm (AEST).