Providers of training are training organisations which register with the Government to deliver nationally recognised training. These are formally known as Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). This training results in the gaining of national qualifications that are recognised and accepted by both industry and other RTOs throughout Australia.
To find out which RTO (TAFE, Agricultural College or Private Training Provider) can deliver your specific training requirements for your Australian Apprentice (Apprentice or Trainee) in your area you should seek assistance from your selected Australian Apprenticeships Centre for appropriate contacts.
Before you choose the provider you finally wish to deal with you should question these contacts on matters relating to:
- WHAT areas of training you think you might need for the business and your Australian Apprentice
- WHAT they can actually provide
- HOW they propose to deliver the training eg classroom, face to face, on line via the internet
- WHEN – will it fit in with your work cycles
- WHERE the training will be given eg at the worksite, periods of time at college or a mixture
- The EXPERIENCE of the proposed instructor/s, and
- Their expectation of the extent of YOUR INVOLVEMENT as the employer
It is your right to choose the particular provider most suited to your needs.
Some Australian Apprenticeships in the rural and related industries are funded – some aren’t. Please check with your Australian Apprenticeships Centre if State Government funding of training applies to your proposed Australian Apprentice. In circumstances where there is partial or no State Government funding many employers choose to use the Commonwealth Government incentives to pay for the training. This is called ‘fee for service’.
Updated May 2013