Did you know from 1 January 2020, all traineeships will be fee-free?

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Did you know from 1 January 2020, all traineeships will be fee-free?

BY Skillset 18 Dec, 2019

Trainees commencing a government-funded traineeship course after 1 January 2020, will no longer face a student fee of up to $1,000. An added bonus is apprentices already no longer face a student fee.

Skillset is the largest employer of apprentices and trainees in western NSW. As Group Training specialists, we are able to here to help with all facets of hosting an apprentice or trainee, allowing you to focus on your business.

Did you know Skillset achieves an apprenticeship and traineeship completion rate of 20% higher than those directly employed by SME businesses? 

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) released a report in October 2019 called Completion rates for group training organisations and direct employers: how do they compare? The report found Group Training Organisations like Skillset have a higher completion rate of up to 20 per cent due to the focus of providing pastoral care and ongoing support for apprentices and trainees.

What is Group Training? 

Group Training is designed to keep things simple for businesses, Group Training is an arrangement where Skillset, the Group Training Organisation (GTO), employs the apprentices or trainee and then carefully recruits and matches the individual with a host employer for on-the-job training and supervision.

Our higher completion rates are because of our specialist group services including:

  • Tailored recruitment services of your apprentice or trainee;
  • Inductions and pre-employment checks and medicals
  • Training support;
  • Performance management – we take the hard conversations out of your hands;
  • Handling of legislative requirements of hosting an apprentice or trainee;
  • Payroll administration and payment of wages;
  • Workers Compensation Insurance and unique hand back safety net – we manage all workplace incidents on your behalf

And most importantly ongoing specialist mentoring and assistance by a dedicated field officer to ensure continuity and successful progression throughout the entire apprenticeship or traineeship.

Looking for a Trainee or Apprentice? Contact Skillset. 

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We are honoured to be on the ancestral lands of those whose cultures are among the oldest living cultures in human history. We pay respect to the Elders, past, present and to the younger generation of the community who will be the future leaders in years to come.