FAQ for Employers

Find some Frequently Asked Questions for Host Employers below, but if there's anything else you need to know please get in touch with us.

Usually an apprentice or trainee must receive supervision and training from a suitably qualified person, however this is not necessary in some vocations, where substantial experience in the field is adequate.

A host employer can hire a person for any period that suits their specific workplace. Part time apprenticeships and traineeships are available.

An apprentice or trainee will not be taken away or relocated unless you request it, or it is necessary for the apprentice or trainee to develop the required skills to complete their qualifications.

You must provide a safe workplace with adequate instruction and training for the job required. We educate all apprentices and trainees on OH&S issues and continually monitor the workplace throughout training.

We do charge a small service fee, however as we are a not-for-profit organisation, we pass on government employment incentives to you.

We provide a free recruitment service, which includes short listing applicants, however the final interviews and decision on who to employ is up to you.

Yes, school based apprenticeships are available in a variety of apprenticeships and traineeships. Students are generally hired a minimum of 1 day per week.

The Apprenticeship Factory is the legal employer responsible for ongoing employment. As long as a minimum two weeks notice is given, we will endeavour to arrange alternative placements for the apprentice or trainee.

Yes, an apprentice or trainee can be completed once the employer, the apprentice/trainee and training organisation agree that all the requirements of the training plan have been fulfilled.

How quickly an apprenticeship or traineeship can be completed will depend on a range of factors including the apprentice/trainee's competence and skills; the ability of the host employer to provide work experience in the range of competencies required and the ability of the training organisation to provide flexible training programs.

The expected duration of the apprenticeship or traineeship will be discussed prior to the sign up process and be reviewed regularly throughout the duration of the apprenticeship and traineeship. 

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The Apprenticeship Factory are based right here in the Goulburn Valley, however, we also provide services in the Murray Valley region. 

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