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[IN GREY FONT SAME SIZE] Your industry needs qualified and experienced staff in order to meet future demand.

You can invest in your business and your industry at the same time you add value to your community by providing employment opportunities to people who find it a little more challenging getting a head start.

Employing staff through an Australian Apprenticeship has loads of benefits:

  • flexible training on or off-the-job
  • an employment probationary period
  • increased employee commitment
  • completion bonuses available in some States WorkCover levy exemption (in some states of Australia)
  • a choice of training provider under User Choice
  • they can work for you part time, full time or while they are still at school
  • wage support for Australian Apprentices with a disability (except NSW trainee apprentices)
  • financial assistance with workplace modifications to assist Australian Apprentices with a disability.

Let us help you invest in your community as well as your business

Mature aged workers

The over 45s

A mature aged worker makes a life decision when moving into a new career. As an employer, you can reap the benefits that come with a broad range of experience and life skills.

Mature aged workers can add value to your business through low absenteeism, committed loyalty, business knowledge from their previous life experience and a strong work ethic.

By assisting a mature aged worker (a person over the age of 45) to re-enter the workforce, transfer industries and train for a new vocation through an Australian Apprenticeship, employers may be eligible for a special $750 Mature Aged Worker Commencement Wage Subsidy* and, upon successful completion of the qualification, a $750 Mature Aged Worker Completion Wage Subsidy*.

*The Australian Apprentice must meet basic eligibility criteria for Australian Government incentives and must be aged 45 years or older and deemed ‘disadvantaged’ immediately prior to commencing the Australian Apprenticeship, meaning:

receiving specific income support from Centrelink or
Department of Veterans Affairs or
was not in the paid workforce for minimum of three years or
was in receipt of Intensive Support or
had been made redundant within the last year from work.

* Subject to the Australian Apprentice not having previously been eligible for the Mature Aged Worker Australian Apprenticeships incentive.

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The over 25s

Additionally, Australian Apprentices over the age of 25 commencing an apprenticeship in a trade experiencing skills shortages may be eligible to attract Support for Adult Australian Apprentices (SAAA) for either themselves (until 30 June 2015) or their employer. SAAA is a series of payments made to eligible Australian Apprentices or their employer over the first and second years of an Australian Apprenticeship.

Up to and including 30 June 2015, SAAA payments made to the full time Australian Apprentice consist of payments of $150 per week (up to $7,800 per annum) during the first year for full time workers and payments of $100 per week ($5,200 per annum) over the second year for full time workers.

SAAA payments made to part time workers are $75 per week for the first two years (up to $7,800) and $50 per week for the second two years (up to $5,200).

Alternatively, the SAAA payment made to the employer is a one-off payment of $4,000 payable at 12 months. Employer SAAA payments will continue from 1 July 2015.

Who the payments are made to: the employer or the Australian Apprentice, is determined based on the actual base wage’ paid at the time of commencement or recommencement. However the Australian Apprentice payments will cease from 30 June 2015 and only the employer payments will continue.

Other factors (such as prior qualifications) may impact on the level of incentives you may receive.

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All the incentives listed are subject to change and eligibility criteria apply. Information above is provided as a guide only.
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School-based trainees

[HEADING]Give young people a head start in a career
[SUB HEADING]– while they are still at school

The challenge facing school leavers is that they are at a disadvantage to job seekers with work experience. But how do they gain experience or industry knowledge if no-one will give them a job or work experience?

It’s a Catch 22.

The answer is: Australian School-based Apprenticeships.

You can give a young person both experience and skills training while they are still at school. Australian School-based Apprenticeships provide students with the opportunity to commence vocational learning and part-time paid employment whilst still at school.

These AS-bAs, otherwise known as school-based traineeships or apprenticeships, enable students to obtain a nationally recognised qualification as well as points towards their senior certificate.

You can give them a head start on a career and you may be eligible for financial incentives.

Australian School-based Apprentices are considered by government to have Nominated Equity Group status

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Please note
All the incentives listed are subject to change and eligibility criteria apply. Information above is provided as a guide only.

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People with disability

People with disability have a good chance of joining the workforce if they enter through an Australian Apprenticeship.

As the employer, you could have the dedication, commitment and enthusiasm of a truly valuable employee.

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MEGT can assist employers to access Australian Government funding, wage support, workplace alterations, mentoring, tutorial or interpreting tutorial or interpreting services (subject to eligibility criteria).

Disabled Australian Apprentice Wage Support (DAAWS) is payable to employers as an alternative to the standard incentives.

Note
The Tutorial, Mentor and Interpreter Assistance for Australian Apprentices with a disability are payable only to the Registered Training Organisation who delivers the training. Australian Apprentices with a disability may attract these forms of assistance providing DAAWS eligibility is met regardless of the employer receiving the wage support.

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[sub sub head]Please note
All the incentives listed are subject to change and eligibility criteria apply. Information above is provided as a guide only.

Please contact MEGT to determine the eligibility of your business for these government incentives.

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[sub heading]The Workplace Modifications Scheme

This Scheme aims to encourage and support the employment of people with a disability by reimbursing employers for the cost of Workplace Modifications and equipment where needed.

For further information call 1800 464 8001800 464 800 FREE
to speak with one of our friendly customer service team members.

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

[sub heading]An Australian Apprenticeship is an excellent way for Indigenous Australians to start a career.

Making the choice to employ an Indigenous Australian can:

  • showcase your business as a socially conscious community leader
  • develop and strengthen a sense of community
  • close the employment gap for Indigenous Australians to engage in sustainable and ongoing employment and stimulate the local economy
  • achieve diversity at work that promotes better cultural understanding amongst all Australians
  • enrich the lives of everyone in your workplace.

Contact MEGT’s Indigenous Apprenticeship and Traineeship Network to find out more.

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Your education and skills

List your education from most recent to least. State the education provider and the name of the course completed. Make sure you add dates of completion for all education or ‘at present’ if you are still studying.

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Previous experience

List your employment from most recent.

State the business name and your job title and for each role you have had, add a couple of brief bullet points explaining the duties/ responsibilities of the role.

If you haven’t been working yet make sure you list any work experience, volunteer work or extra curricular activity such as coaching kids sports teams, tutoring etc.

It is important to separate work experience, paid work and volunteer work.

Be sure to list any special skills such as a second language or specific computer software, etc. If you have a white card, green card, Driver Licence this is where you can add it.

References

When listing referees make sure the contact details are accurate and up to date, that your referees are aware they are listed on your CV and that they can expect to receive calls from prospective employers. Your referees should be a supervisor or manager from a recent position.

If you have not had a job yet, ask your Year Advisor or someone from your community who has known you for some time, to act as a personal reference.

Your interests

You can add activities and interests if you like. Many employers like to get an idea of who you are and your life outside work. Photos are generally not recommended or needed.

Cover letter

Prepare a brief cover letter that is written specifically for each application because it does not look as though you are particularly interested in the job you are applying for when you have addressed it to the wrong company or person or if you have stated your passion for the wrong job!

Get ready for a phone call

Once you have sent out your resume, the job application process has started. Make sure you keep your phone with you and if you can’t answer straight away make sure you call people back. Ensure your voicemail is business-like and always answer the phone in a way that demonstrates your maturity  – even if your friends have a bit of a laugh at you.

Take notes on the roles you have applied for and if you do get a call back, refer back to them – even if you are applying for multiple roles, the interviewer likes to think that theirs is the only role you have applied for.

When you do receive a phone call be polite and be prepared to answer questions, this is part of the interview process and is called phone screening. Give detailed answers and be prepared to explain why you are interested in the position.

Be prepared for knock backs, everyone gets them, but stay positive and take any feedback given as constructive criticism – use it to improve for next time.

It is not unusual for people not to call you back about your application. There are often hundreds of applicants for the one position and it is quite normal these days for an employer to only call those they wish to interview.

Your resume is often your first and only introduction to a prospective employer. Taking the time to create a quality resume will result in more call backs and greater opportunity to land the job of your dreams. Please see below for examples of a resume and cover letter.

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