Employers

Here at BUSY we provide you with everything you need to employ an apprentice or trainee and can help your business through the process.

Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships offer anyone of working age the opportunity to train, study and earn an income in a wide range of occupations and trades. An apprentice can be a school-leaver, a person re-entering the workforce or an adult worker simply wishing to change careers. You can even employ apprentices or trainees part-time while they are still at high school through a School-based Apprenticeship or Traineeship.

The apprenticeship scheme has been made to be flexible and adjust to any business, anywhere. You can choose from over 600 qualifications to suit your business as well as having input into when and where the training is delivered.

Taking on an apprentice or trainee with the right qualifications allows you to meet industry requirements and fill current skill shortages in your business. And don’t forget, training existing staff allows you to retain their organisational knowledge and keeps them motivated so staff stay in their jobs for longer.

To help you employ an Australian Apprentice the Australian Government provides eligible businesses with financial incentives under the Australian Apprenticeships Incentive Program.

To take the hassle off you, BUSY At Work will guide you step-by-step through the entire process, from inducting your employee and signing the National Training Contract, to making sure you and your apprentice receive the financial incentives you are entitled to. BUSY can also put you in touch with a Registered Training Organisation who will deliver the training and ensure your apprentice gains the competencies required to complete their qualification.

From 1 July 2015, Training Contracts and claim forms are completed electronically via a SmartForm. Training Contracts are completed with a BUSY Industry Training Consultant using a tablet and style for signing. Claim forms are completed via a secure URL sent via an email to the claim recipient.

Apprenticeships or Traineeships can be either full-time, part-time and can take from one to four years to complete depending on the qualification and the type of apprenticeship or traineeship. They are available from certificate levels to Advanced Diplomas and are developed by industry for industry. In the end your employee will receive a nationally recognised qualification and you’ll have staff that are on top of their game.

BUSY At Work will help you:

  • Find you all the information you need.
  • Show you how to choose the right qualification to fit your business.
  • Complete the induction and training contract of your apprentice or trainee.
  • Show you how to fill in and lodge your paperwork.
  • Assess and process claims for your financial incentives.
  • Keep in touch with you and your employee to make sure you’re on the right path.

THE BUSY GROUP LTD trading as BUSY At Work is a service provider contracted by the Australian Government as represented by the Department of Education and Training to provide support services to prospective and current employers and Australian Apprentices. THE BUSY GROUP LTD is one of a number of Network Providers in Queensland and Western Australia. This website does not represent the Australian Government, if you wish to access information about the Australian Apprenticeships, from the Australian Government you should access the Australian Apprenticeships website.

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