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What you need to know about hiring an Apprentice or Trainee


"Our tailored training enables our team members to grow personally and expand the skill sets required for a fast paced customer service environment."

Libby Ewing-Jarvie
Head of Business Services

Hello, I’m Libby and as Head of Business Services for Datacom I contribute daily to building our talent pipeline through embedding a culture of developing, retaining  and promoting our diverse talent and skills within our  team of employees.

Our tailored training enables our team members to grow personally and expand the skill sets required for a fast  paced customer service environment.

Why your business should take on an apprentice or trainee

When you employ an apprentice or trainee, you give your business the benefit of a skilled worker who understands your needs. This increases your competitive advantage by generating growth and productivity. Funding is available for many apprenticeships and traineeships.

Incentives for business

Skilling South Australia aims to ensure South Australians are ready for the opportunities in growth industries such as defence, digital, cyber security and health by creating an additional 20 800 apprenticeships and traineeships over the next four years.

Benefits to business looking to take on apprentices and trainees include:

  • increased access to subsidised training
  • streamlined registration for businesses seeking to employ apprentices or trainees
  • reimbursing the cost of goods and services required when starting an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • increased travel and accommodation allowance for regional apprentices and trainees
  • learner support services to help your apprentice or trainee complete their training.

By selecting TAFE SA as your Registered Training Organisation (RTO) of choice, you're accessing the widest range of qualifications available state-wide, and tailored training solutions.

6 reasons to hire an Apprentice or Trainee


When you employ an apprentice or trainee you may be eligible for financial incentives from the South Australian and Australian Governments.


You can tailor their learning to suit the needs of your business, which means you gain employees with job-specific industry skills that contribute to your business.


Your existing workforce has the opportunity to learn from trainees and apprentices who could also bring new and diverse skills to your business


By having an apprentice or trainee in your business you are contributing to our state’s economy by providing skilled workers for our businesses and industries while helping people reach their career goals.


Apprenticeships and traineeships are offered for career paths in many different sectors with predicted high growth in South Australia.


Apprentices and trainees are more likely to be loyal to you and stay longer with your business because you gave them their start in their career journey.

Where do I start?

Here’s how to register an apprentice or trainee using TAFE SA as your preferred training provider:

  1. Select a person to sign up as an apprentice or trainee.
  2. Select an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP - see below) to assist you in setting up the contract of training.
  3. Ask your ANP if your organisation is eligible for government incentives/support.
  4. Having chosen TAFE SA as the preferred training provider, we will complete a training plan with you and your new apprentice or trainee, tailored to your organisation’s needs.
  5. The State Government’s Regulation and Contract Management will assess the contract of training application and advise you in writing of the decision.
  6. TAFE SA will contact the apprentice or trainee to commence their training.
  7. Upon successful completion of the qualification the apprentice or trainee will be issued with a parchment.

Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Providers

If you would like to commence an apprenticeship or traineeship, employ an apprentice or trainee, or find out about apprenticeship financial assistance, please contact an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider in your area.

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