Info on Apprenticeships

Info on Apprenticeships


What is the cost to you in taking on an apprentice through Ai Group Apprentice and Trainee Centre ?

Using Ai Group Apprentice and Trainee Centre to help manage your apprentices and trainees is a cost effective way to save time and money, while providing your business with access to a valuable resource.

Our fee for service is minimal when you take into account the comprehensive list of services that are no longer burdening your staff or business. Ai Group Apprentice and Trainee Centre will save you money, whilst providing your organisation with access to a valuable resource – time.

Over the last few years the quantity and complexity of apprentice paperwork and administration has increased significantly.  Meeting compliance with the Training Contract and ensuring the apprentice is receiving the correct training can be a significant burden to organisations. The Ai Group Apprentice and Trainee Centre Apprentice Management System will provide your business with the mechanism to manage these needs.

As a significant employer of apprentices and trainees, we have experienced field and administrative staff who will ensure all Training Contract matters and compliance standards are met on time and throughout the period of the apprenticeship/traineeship program.

Employer Obligations

A Training Contract is a legally binding agreement between the employer and the employee which outlines the obligations each has to the other for the term of the apprenticeship/traineeship.

Apprenticeships and traineeships are a mix of off-the-job and on-the-job training, set in a real work environment. Ai Group Apprentice and Trainee Centre works with you to ensure the apprentice or trainee has access to the full range of work required to develop the skills and knowledge they need to complete their training term.

If you are looking to employ an apprentice or trainee, Ai Group Apprentice and Trainee Centre can help you get the right people for your business and mentor them for the duration of their training term.

Becoming one of our host organisations frees you from the onerous tasks of employee recruitment, training and administration. We use our expertise and experience to help reduce your business’s employment risks and ensure against future skill shortages, in effect saving you time and money. We will manage all the necessary recruitment tasks to ensure that you end up with the best person for the job and for your business.

We also take on the responsibility for:

  • payroll;
  • training in conjunction with RTO;
  • WHS/WorkCover;
  • superannuation;
  • contact with government departments;
  • protective clothing;
  • ongoing mentoring and guidance; and
  • addressing any dismissal issues.

Becoming an Ai Group Apprentice and Trainee Centre host organisation is easy. Simply complete our inquiry form and we will contact you directly to discuss your needs.

Financial Incentives

Ai Group Apprentice and Trainee Centre is registered for State Funding in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia. Each state has specific eligibility criteria and our staff will assist you in sourcing the funding opportunities that maybe available to up skill your staff. For further information see useful web links below or contact Ai Group Apprentice and Trainee Centre on 03 9867 0149?

Through the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program financial incentives are available to employers who employ and train eligible Australian Trainees. For more information and determination about eligibility of funding, contact an Australian Apprenticeship Centre.

Useful Web Links for state funding incentives:

Ai Group Workforce Development

We place apprentices and trainees with host organisations across all states and territories. ​We are a proud partner to more than 200 host organisations including some ​top Australia​n household names.