FAQ

What are the benefits of hiring an apprentice through a Group Training Organisation (GTO)?

As a Group Training Organisation, ATC acts as the direct employer of your apprentice or trainee. We manage the recuitment, training, provide ongoing support and undertake all paperwork connected with wages, allowances, superannuation, and other employment benefits so you can focus on your business. Learn more about the benefits.

Can my existing staff do training through an apprenticeship?

Yes. Please contact us to discuss the necessary eligibility requirements.

What are my obligations and expectations as a host employer?

You are to provide training, supervision and relevant workplace instruction. Learn more about your obligations.

What wages do I have to pay my apprentice or trainee?

As the direct employer, ATC is responsible for the statutory costs of employing your apprentice or trainee. We charge you an hourly rate to recover these costs. Learn more about Host Employer billing rates.

When does my apprentice/trainee attend training?

Training will be organised at a convenient time after discussion between you, your apprentice/trainee and the nominated training organisation.

What is the supervisor’s role?

As a supervisor you will act as a role model and coach as the learner will look to you for guidance and assistance in doing their job. You will need to organize and record training activities undertaken in the workplace, and also provide assessment evidence to the Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

You will also assist the learner in gaining access to equipment and training as needed or shown in the Training Plan.

What are workplace competencies?

An apprenticeship or traineeship is made up of training and assessments to develop sets of skills and knowledge relevant to the workplace, and the level of performance required to do them satisfactorily at work, known as competencies. These training and assessments outcomes are achieved through assessments and assignments and the completion of actual work in the workplace.

The learner must successfully complete all of the units of competency that make up the National Qualification to complete and apprenticeship or traineeship. Once the RTO has issued the National Qualification, application can be submitted for early completion of the traineeship or apprenticeship.

How is the apprentice or trainee assessed?

Assessment means collecting evidence about the apprentice or trainee’s skills and knowledge, comparing the evidence to a set of industry-based standards and judging whether, on the basis of the evidence gathered, the learner meets those standards.

The RTO assessor will carry out the assessment. This will mean determining whether the learner is ‘competent’ or not yet ‘competent’. As a workplace supervisor it is not your responsibility to decide if the learner is competent or not, but to provide evidence of how they have applied their skills in the workplace and your opinion about their ability to do the job.