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


An important @NCVER study out today shows group training apprentice and trainees completions “substantially higher” than direct employment among small and medium employers https://t.co/L2I2W2Qvx5 #apprentices #skills

It was a productive first meeting in Canberra of the government's new VET Stakeholder Engagement Committee that is discussing skills and VET reforms. It’s a great opportunity for the voice of group training in advancing #apprenticeships and #skills https://t.co/evGhASXjnu

The importance of skills and training are the hallmark of #NationalSkillsWeek2019. It was a great launch in Sydney with hundreds of stakeholders all sharing their passion for skilled careers and a wonderful address by the NSW skills minister @GeoffLeeMP https://t.co/8HibW4klT4

NAEN is delighted to be accompanying @DavidPisoniMP on the skills mission to UK, Germany & Switzerland along with Michael Boyce, Chair SA Training & Skills Commission (NAEN Life Member), NAEN Chair David Nagy @MaximaGroupInc and NAEN member @PEER7027 CEO Peter Nolan. https://t.co/gLou9MbKj3

Our CEO Dianne Dayhew speaks to ABC PM about what today's COAG meeting means for skills and apprenticeships https://t.co/bVCjCmE1Gn

The @nationalAEN conference on the Gold Coast was delighted to have @SteveIronsMP to discuss the govt's skills policies. Also great to welcome Ms Angie Bell, Member for Moncrieff #NAEN2019 https://t.co/rkgoC0KbiR