Direct employment

Direct employment is when an apprentice or trainee is employed directly by an employer, instead of through a Group Training Organisation (GTO).

The employers’ responsibilities are the same as a GTO, including payment of all entitlements, training arranged with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), and the registration of the Training Contract.

Tips for finding an apprenticeship or traineeship 

  1. Devote time to the search and focus on the trade you want to work in. Check out these sites: Seek, Jora, Indeed and Careerone
  2. Approach employers directly.
  3. Look for job vacancies in your local and state newspapers as well as major job boards.
  4. Visit Australian JobSearch website and search Jobactive for jobs, programs and job application tips.
  5. Contact Australian Apprenticeships who are in direct contact with employers and links for job search.
  6. Find industry associations by googling the trade and your state.
  7. Visit Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website for useful links to job search sites, self help resources and information.



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