Traineeships and Apprenticeships

Traineeships and Apprenticeships | For Employers

Hiring an apprentice or a trainee is an investment in the future of your business, and provides opportunities for those wanting to combine formal training and to learn on the job.

With over 20 years’ experience in delivering training across foods, tourism, hospitality and events, Empyrean Education Institute has significant links with leading industry bodies and partners, and have world class facilities to offer your apprentice or trainee the best possible learning environment.

Our recognised apprentice and trainee training extends across a broad range of areas, across Australia, catering to the increasing need for quality qualified and skilled apprentices within Australian workplaces.

Traineeships and Apprenticeships | For Employers

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 52118 ),  Empyrean helps employers to upskill their current employee base or find new staff to fill skills shortages.

For more information on apprenticeships and traineeships, visit the Commonwealth Government funded Australian Apprenticeship pathways website.

Download the list of eligible traineeships or visit the provider list.

Existing worker traineeships
The Government also subsidises eligible existing workers to undertake traineeships in higher level (ie Certificate IV and above) priority courses. An existing worker is defined as a person employed with the same employer continuously for more than three months full time or 12 months casual or part-time or a combination of both, immediately prior to the commencement date of the training contract. Please note that the term of employment includes any periods of approved leave.

Minimum requirements to be eligible for apprenticeships and traineeships scheme

To be eligible to undertake an Apprenticeship or Traineeship, the applicant must fit the following criteria:

  • be at least 15 years of age;
  • be working in a permanent part-time or full-time capacity; and
  • be an Australian citizen and permanent resident of Australia

School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships

School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships allow students to work for an employer as a paid employee and undertake training towards a recognised qualification, whilst completing their secondary school studies. School-based Apprenticeships combine high school study, training and paid work. On completion of Year 12, students will receive a senior graduation certificate and have trained towards a Certificate qualification in their chosen career, as well as being paid for the time spent working.

What are the benefits of skilling an Australian Apprentice / Trainee?

Traineeships and Apprenticeships can offer significant benefits to eligible employees with an organisation that supports training initiatives. These incentives can include payroll tax exemption for the employee for the duration of the traineeship as well as commencement and completion incentives for the organisation.

In addition, employers will have competent staff who are trained to meet the business needs.

The salary of the trainee can meet the training benchmark B Requirement.

Employers can choose the training provider/RTO and how, when and where training is delivered. A training plan will be developed in consultation with the employers, trainees and RTO.

Empyrean has been delivering traineeship in hospitality and business areas for many years. Please email us to find out more details.

What are the costs of taking on an Australian Apprentice?

  • For training wage information and award details and information about conditions of employment visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website OR call 131394.
  • Training fees may be levied by Empyrean as a Registered Training Organisation.

Be a Traineeship/Apprenticeship employer:

Join some of our hospitality host employers such as the Trustee’s Bar, the Heritage Brassiere, the Brisbane Hotel, and Sorrento Beach Resort to provide opportunities to our future Australian workforce to earn while they learn and achieve a nationally recognised qualification.

If you are interested to participate in this program as an employer, please contact us at 1300 883 673 or email us. Empyrean will organise a time with the employer and the apprentice/trainee for a representative from Apprenticeship Network to visit the workplace and explain the Training Contract.

Useful contacts and website links:

Traineeships and Apprenticeships

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