Handy checklist

Handy checklist

Navigate your way through the Australian Apprenticeships processes

The following checklist has been developed by the VRQA and while the information at the end of the list pertains to the Victorian marketplace, the list as a whole is relevant to emloyers in any region. Employers can use the following checklist to ensure that they meet the regulatory requirements for apprenticeships and traineeships.

Training Contract

✔  have enrolled my apprentice/trainee (apprentice) with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) within three months of commencing the Training Contract.

Training plan

✔ have negotiated and signed a training plan with my apprentice and the RTO and have a copy of the training plan.

✔  have made sure the training plan says what training will be delivered and when. The training plan says who will assess the skills and when (this can be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination).

Workplace supervision

 have made sure that a suitably qualified or experienced person with relevant knowledge and skills is available to oversee the apprentice’s progress against the training plan.

  am supervising my apprentice in a way that is appropriate for their skill level.

Workplace facilities and equipment

✔  have the appropriate facilities and equipment to assist my apprentice to gain the necessary skills to complete the apprenticeship.

Work tasks

✔  provided my apprentice with work that is relevant to the vocation and that supports the achievement of the qualification.

Competency based completion

✔  am aware that my apprentice can progress through his/her apprenticeship at a rate reflecting their skills development rather than any specific time frame. For more information: www.education.vic.gov.au/training/employers/apprentices/Pages/competency.aspx

Industrial Awards

✔  am paying my apprentice under an appropriate industrial instrument. For more information: www.fairwork.gov.au.

For more information about apprenticeships and traineeships see: www.education.vic.gov.au/training/employers/apprentices

Source: http://www.vrqa.vic.gov.au/apptrain/Pages/empcklist

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