Recruiting an Apprentice or Trainee

Build your business with an apprentice or trainee and discover government incentives.

The two ways a business can hire an apprentice or trainee is through direct indenture or hosting.

    1. Direct Indenture

    A business can employ an apprentice/trainee and are responsible for paying wages, super, and entitlements. The apprentice/trainee and employer must have a formal training contract that is established through an Apprenticeship Network Provider.

    Benefits:

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

    2. Hosting through a Group Training Organisation

    Apprentices and trainees can be hosted out to a business through a Group Training Organisation (GTO). The GTO manages the recruitment, training, paperwork, and legal requirements. To discuss this option, get in touch with a GTO from the list below.

    Benefits:

    • Flexible on-demand placement
    • Hourly rate
    • CITB funding support is received through a discounted hourly rate
    • Minimal paperwork
    Contact a Group Training Organisation

    Call a Group Training Organisation to discuss your needs;

    › ATEC Group Training 1300 112 832

    › Career Employment Group (CEG) 1300 885 69

    › Civil Apprenticeships and Careers 8111 8028

    › Group Training Employment (GTE) 8721 2345

    › Housing Industry Association (HIA) 1300 650 620

    › Murraylands Training and Employment Association of SA Inc 8531 1733

    › 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 (03) 5022 1833

    › TABMA 1800 822 621

    › Trainee and Apprentice Placement Services Inc (TAPS) 8433 1200

    Get help to find an apprentice or trainee

    1. Find an apprentice/trainee

    › Contact CITB to find a doorways2construction® apprentice/trainee on 8172 9500

    › Contact a DECD Apprentice Broker on 8226 0480 or

    › Contact an appropriate Endorsed Training Provider

    2. Select a CITB-endorsed Training Provider (ETP)

    › Contact CITB on 8172 9500

    › Talk directly with an approved ETP or

    › Search for training providers

    3. Find an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN)

    › Contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider

    4. Register the apprentice/trainee with CITB

    › Contact CITB on 8172 9500

    Consider a 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 from 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
    Get help to find a school-based apprentice or trainee

    1. Find an Apprentice/Trainee

    › Contact a DECD Apprentice Broker on 8226 0480

    2. Select a CITB-endorsed Training Provider (ETP)

    › Contact CITB on 8172 9500

    › Talk directly with approved ETP or;

    › Search for training providers

    3. Find an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN)

    › Contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider

    4. Register the Apprentice/Trainee with CITB

    › Contact CITB on 8172 9500

    Financial Incentives for taking on an apprentice

    Government of South Australia - Skilled Careers
    CITB Financial Incentives