About NAEN

The National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) is Australia’s largest employer network of apprentices and trainees.

Across metropolitan, rural, regional and remote Australia, the network employs some 25,000 apprentices and trainees in a diverse range of industries.
The employer network is unique, as it represents the practice of Group Training under which Group Training Organisations (GTOs) directly employ apprentices and trainees and place them with host businesses.

Under this arrangement, GTOs are responsible for selecting and recruiting apprentices and trainees, matching them to host businesses, meeting all employer obligations including paying wages and entitlements, arranging formal training and assessment, and providing pastoral care and support throughout the engagement.

GTOs have come to occupy a pivotal role in many communities through their links with enterprises, training providers and schools, as well as in Indigenous and remote communities where they play a central role in careers and training.

Our Members


We hope this is managed so that it creates openings for school leavers and others wanting to start an apprenticeship or traineeship – not exploited by employers signing up hundreds of existing workers into questionable training. https://t.co/gRdwiErWHj

We are pleased the government is supporting apprenticeships but worry that this scheme encourages business to sign up their existing workers, not take on genuinely new apprentices & trainees. https://t.co/JAV19zKQDI

Congratulations to the winners and finalists at the @aennswact Group Training Awards! An inspiring group of apprentices, trainees, employers and GTOs #gtowaytogo https://t.co/46SGpDoLQC

Alan is a great leader and a tremendous role model, having succeeded at the highest level of the #NRL and showing the value of apprenticeships. https://t.co/8f3ZxBA24Q

We're delighted to invited by @Year13 to help explain apprenticeships & traineeships and the hundreds of truly exciting choices on offer #nationalskillsweek https://t.co/LxenLSa9I8
YEAR13 @Year13
We're loving this webinar with Dianne Dayhew CEO of @nationalAEN! A must-see for anyone who's interested in doing an apprenticeship but wants to know how. Tune in here: https://t.co/YcLyiZNgE4

#futureofwork #aussieED #edchat #VET #apprenticeships https://t.co/D6JZn6yEDa

It’s great to be involved with @NationalSkillsWeek – a chance to celebrate thousands of apprentices & trainees, the role of group training and the vast opportunities that open through VET #realskillsforrealcareers https://t.co/or5iAJTpS5