Partnerships during an apprenticeship or traineeship

Apprenticeships and traineeships are complex partnerships between:

  • employers and their apprentice/trainee
  • Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) providers
  • registered training organisations (RTOs) like TAFE or trade school
  • us, the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.

Depending on the arrangement, other parties can also be involved such as:

  • group training organisations (GTOs)
  • high schools
  • parents and guardians (for school-aged apprentices/trainees).

This guide helps you understand who does what in this partnership, what each party is responsible for and how and when to contact them for assistance.