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Employer obligations

To sign up an apprentice or trainee, you need to provide an appropriate range of work, facilities and level of supervision. A registered training organisation will carry out an assessment of your workplace to check that you can provide these training requirements.

Once the training contract has been signed, you'll then have training obligations such as negotiating their training plan, releasing them from work, paying them to attend off-the-job training and signing off achievements in their training record.

Like any employer, you'll also have standard workplace obligations such as ensuring workplace health and safety and paying wages and entitlements like superannuation and sick leave.

This guide outlines your obligations to your apprentice or trainee including training, assessment, supervision, training facilities as well as typical workplace obligations of workplace health and safety, award wages and entitlements.