General Information

Australian Apprenticeships are a formal, structured employment and training arrangement, subject to a registered Training Contract and Training Plan and linked to an industrial award or agreement.

Australian Apprenticeships offer real benefits to business. An employer who takes on an Australian Apprentice can benefit from the practical skills and the latest industry knowledge their employee acquires through training.

Australian Apprenticeships are flexible; the training can be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both. The training has been developed by industry for industry, so the Apprentice is getting the right skills for their future and your business.

Australian Apprenticeships NT encourages all employers to consider aptitude testing and suitable recruitment strategies for selecting suitable Australian Apprentices.  Suggestions of aptitude testing can be found on the relevant Industry Skills Council websites. Please refer to the ISC webpage and contact your relevant ISC. 

Australian Apprenticeships NT also host regular employer forums, that cover information on the Australian Apprenticeships NT system and benefits.  Click here if you would like to be added to the mailing list, or receive further information on these forums and upcoming events.  We can also come out at any time and provide information sessions for your specific needs.

For all Industrial Relations matters including award rates, employer obligations, public holidays and allowances contact the free Australian Apprenticeships NT Industrial Relations Advisory Helpline on 1300 302 675.

There are a number of priority groups that Australian Apprenticeships NT is encouraging employers to consider when reviewing their staffing requirements. Students doing School-based Apprenticeships, Indigenous Australians, mature age workers and people with disabilities are often overlooked by employers but represent a large pool of potential employees. There are also a number of support initiatives and incentives that employers may be eligible for by taking on people from these groups.