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Becoming an apprentice/trainee

Becoming an apprentice/trainee - all you need to know

If you are interested in becoming an apprentice or trainee Ai Group Apprentice and Trainee Centre will tell you everything you need to know about your new career and we will look after you along the way. Taking on an apprenticeship or traineeship is a big commitment, and we'll make sure you have everything you need to complete successfully.

Many of our staff started their careers as apprentices and trainees and we know just what it’s like to take on your qualification, start your first day and combine working with further learning. We understand how you feel. Our experienced staff will help you get the right answers to your questions and will be with you throughout your training term.

We can give you advice on workplace issues such as:

  • your wages and how they compare with university fees;
  • getting the right training and staying on track;
  • working out career pathways;
  • helping you obtain government assistance for your living expenses; and importantly
  • looking after your health and safety while you are at work.

The Australian and State Governments can provide loans and financial assistance to help cover living and learning costs during your apprenticeship if you meet certain eligibility criteria.  Our staff are experienced in assisting you understand this criteria and can help you to identify just what it can mean for you.  Contact us to find out more.

How long your apprenticeship or traineeship takes will depend on the trade you pick. It is usually 3 to 4 years for most apprenticeships and 1 to 2 years for a traineeship. When you decide to become an apprentice/trainee you will sign a Training Agreement for that agreed time. The Training Agreement states that you agree to complete a TAFE course for about one day a week while you’re employed in the job.  This is flexible as training may occur in blocks, rather and a day a week.

What does it mean to be an Ai Group Apprentice and Trainee Centre apprentice/trainee?

Ai Group Apprentice and Trainee Centre is a Group Training Organisation.  We employ you as an apprentice/trainee in your chosen field and then place you with a suitable host organisation.  We monitor your training, both on and off-the-job to ensure you are receiving quality experience and provide you with a mentor to help guide you through your apprenticeship/traineeship term.  One of the advantages of being our employee is our ability to rotate you through different hosts to ensure you to receive the best training and experience possible.  In addition, if the work runs out at your host, we can rotate you to another so you can continue your trade.  You will not lose your job.

Ai Group Apprentice and Trainee Centre is here to help you make the right choices in your career and support you along the way. If you make the commitment to an apprenticeship or traineeship, we will make a commitment to you.

Many of our apprentices and trainees have had the chance to be recognised out in the world of work and training.  They have successfully taken part in Worldskills, Group Training Awards, State Training Awards, Industry Awards, Community Awards and TAFE Awards.

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NORTH SYDNEY OFFICE

51 Walker St, North Sydney 2060
PO Box 289, North Sydney 2059
Tel: 02 9466 5566
Fax: 02 9466 5432

ERIC MILNE

Employment & Training Consultant – NSW
Eric.Milne@aigroup.com.au
Mob: 0419 534 866 / Tel: 02 9466 5424

ROB DRYSDALE

State Manager – Northern Regions (QLD / NSW) / Compliance Manager
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Tel: 03 9867 0220

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NORTHERN TERRITORY / WESTERN AUSTRALIA CONTACT

Pat Bosco
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Mob: 0408 831 803 / Tel: 08 8394 0029

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BENDIGO OFFICE

87 Wills St, Bendigo VIC 3550
Gina Stewart – Administration Officer
Tel: 03 5440 3900
Fax: 03 5444 5940

FRANCES CONSTABLE

Area Manager
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Mob: 0419 169 649 / Tel: 03 5440 3903

Victoria

VICTORIAN STATE OFFICE

L2, 441 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004
PO Box 7622, Melbourne VIC 3004
Tamara Campbell – Administration Officer
Tel: 03 9867 0149
Fax: 03 9864 0193

DAVID TATE

Project Manager
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Mob: 0417 571 311 / Tel: 03 9867 0139

CRAIG HILTON

State Manager – Southern Regions (VIC / TAS)
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Mob: 0417 243 444 / Tel: 03 9867 0201

BEC TINDAL

Employment & Training Consultant
Bec.Tindal@aigroup.com.au
Mob: 0400 954 129 / Tel: 03 9867 0146

KEVIN TROY

Employment & Training Consultant
Kevin.Troy@aigroup.com.au
Mob: 0437 287 620 / Tel: 03 9867 0281

PAUL WEARING

Employment & Training Consultant – VIC
Paul.Wearing@aigroup.com.au
Mob: 0402 578 574 / Tel: (03) 9867 0127

Tasmania

TASMANIA CONTACT

Bec Tindal
Employment & Training Consultant
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Mob: 0400 954 129 / Tel: 03 9867 0146

South Australia

ADELAIDE STATE OFFICE

45 Greenhill Rd, Wayville 5034
Kerrie Campbell – Administration Officer
Tel: 08 8394 0000

ALAN ROYDHOUSE

State Manager – Western Regions / WHS National Manager
Alan.Roydhouse@aigroup.com.au
Mob: 0418 854 039 / Tel: 08 8394 0033

PAT BOSCO

Business Development Coordinator – SA
Pat.Bosco@aigroup.com.au
Mob: 0408 831 803 / Tel: 08 8394 0029

PAUL MCPHERSON

Employment & Training Consultant
Paul.McPherson@aigroup.com.au
Mob: 0415 121 606 / Tel: 08 8394 0036

GARY SIMPSON

Employment & Training Consultant
Gary.Simpson@aigroup.com.au
Mob: 0438 812 382 / Tel: 08 8394 0034

Queensland

BRISBANE STATE OFFICE

202 Boundary St, Spring Hill 4004
PO Box 128, Spring Hill 4004
Tel: 07 3244 1775
Fax: 07 3244 1799

PAUL EAMES

Area Manager
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Mob: 0447 686 084 / Tel: 07 3244 1775

Albury / Wodonga

ALBURY OFFICE

560 David St, Albury NSW 2640
Kylie Clynes – Administration Officer
Tel: 02 6041 0600
Fax: 02 6021 5117

CHANON RAMOS

Area Manager
Chanon.Ramos@aigroup.com.au
Mob: 0415 991 313 / Tel: 02 6041 0602

WHS Management Team

ALAN ROYDHOUSE

State Manager – Western Regions (SA / WA / NT) & WHS Manager
Alan.Roydhouse@aigroup.com.au
Mob: 0418 854 039 / Tel: 08 8394 0033

REN TRINCHERA

Senior Safety Adviser
Ren.Trinchera@aigroup.com.au
Mob: 0449 676 752 / Tel: 03 9867 0222

GINA STEWART

WHS Adminstration Officer
Gina.Stewart@aigroup.com.au
Tel: 03 5440 3900

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