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.

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If you are a current student or have undertaken training in the VET system in the last five years, you can help the Australian Government improve the quality of training by taking this survey. The survey is open until 15 March 2021 https://t.co/jwYoHRj6la https://t.co/jkfXTZfuYd

Congratulations to @RichardMarlesMP on his new shadow ministry for national reconstruction, employment, skills, small biz & science, and to @Louise_Pratt in the assistant skills role. Looking forward to working with you to support our great apprentices & trainees.

This is very good news for school leavers who can be confident that there will be ample opportunity for apprenticeships and traineeships. We put our case and the govt listened. We applaud their sensible and prompt response. https://t.co/owBPPziXQU

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