Recruiting an Apprentice or Trainee

Build your business with an apprentice and discover government incentives.

Government Financial Incentives

The Australian Government offers allowances, reimbursements and financial incentives for your business if you employ an apprentice.

Government of South Australia - Skilled Careers

  • Travel and Accommodation Allowance
  • Equipped for Work (equipment or services)

Australian Government - Employer Incentives

  • Additional Identified Skills Shortage Payment
  • Support for Adult Australian Apprentices
  • Assistance for Australian Apprentices with disability
  • Australian Apprentice Wage Subsidy

Click here to read about financial support for Australian Apprentices.

Hosted Employment through a Group Training Organisation

Benefits:

  • Flexible on-demand placement
  • Hourly rate
  • CITB funding support is received through a discounted hourly rate
  • Minimal paper work
Group Training Organisations

Call a Group Training Organisation to discuss your needs;

› ATEC Group Training 1300 112 832

› Career Employment Group (CEG) 1300 885 69

› Group Training Employment (GTE) 8721 2345

› Housing Industry Association (HIA) 1300 650 620

› Master Builders Association Group Training Scheme (MBA) 1800 067 466

› Master Plumbers Association (MPA) 8292 4000

› Maxima Group Training 1300 669 859

› National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) 8272 2966

› Plumbing, Electrical, Electronic and Refrigeration Training (PEER) 8348 1200

› Statewide Group Training 1800 808 004

› Sunraysia Murray Group Training (SMGT) 1800 025 097

› Training and Placement Services Inc (TAPS) 8433 1200

Direct Employment under a Training Contract

Benefits:

  • Award wages
  • 3-4 year Training Contract
  • Direct CITB support available
  • Candidate selection
  • Tailored off-job training
Find an Apprentice

1. Find an Apprentice/Trainee

› Contact a CITB Field Officer on 1800 739 839 or

› Contact a DECD Apprentice Broker on 8226 0480 or

› Contact an appropriate Endorsed Training Provider

2. Select an ETP

› Contact a CITB Field Officer on 1800 739 839

› Talk directly with an approved ETP or

› Search for training providers

3. Find an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN)

› Contact a CITB Field Officer on 1800 739 839

› Visit Australian Apprenticeships

4. Register the Apprentice/Trainee with CITB

› Contact a CITB Field Officer on 1800 739 839

School-based Apprentice/Trainee

Taking on a school-based apprentice (SBA) is a flexible and cost-effective alternative for employers who are keen to take on a part-time apprentice while meeting the needs and demands of their business. The student benefits by experiencing life in the workplace, earning an income and the opportunity to work toward gaining a formal qualification while at school.

Benefits:

  • Award wages
  • Flexibility
  • Apprentice/Trainee can obtain their SACE
  • Trade School Support funding available
Find a School-based Apprentice

1. Find an Apprentice/Trainee

› Contact a CITB Field Officer on 1800 739 839

› Contact a DECD Apprentice Broker on 8226 0480

2. Select an Endorsed Training Provider (ETP)

› Contact a CITB Field Officer on 1800 739 839

› Talk directly with approved ETP or;

› Search for training providers

3. Find an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN)

› Contact a CITB Field Officer on 1800 739 839

› Visit Australian Apprenticeships

4. Register the Apprentice/Trainee with CITB

› Contact a CITB Field Officer on 1800 739 839

Doorways2Construction

Employers can select apprentice candidates from a pool of work-ready, partial-Cert III qualified students from the doorways2construction™ (D2C) program. Students come into the workplace with White Card, PPE gear, on-job experience and a good work ethic.

In their senior school years, students engage in construction training with a CITB Endorsed Training Provider while continuing to complete their South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE). This affords employers the opportunity to look at a School Based Apprenticeship as a possible employment tool.

The program is run in over 40 schools across the state with student participation from Years 10-12. D2C industry pathway programs include general construction, plumbing and civil and provide a broad and general introduction to the industry.

Endorsed by the CITB, the D2C program is South Australia’s premier Vocational Education and Training (VET) in schools program for the building and construction industry.

To source a D2C apprentice please contact a CITB Field Officer on 1800 739 839.