It has been some time since policies surrounding apprenticeships were in the headlines, but that could soon be about to change. During coming weeks and months, there is likely to be a great deal more public focus on ways of restoring the apprenticeship system as a central pillar of skills development, as well as a…
This year’s conference will be on 31 July to 2 August 2019 at the Crowne Plaza, Gold Coast, QLD. This event will be essential for all Group Training Organisation professionals across Australia, and for industry stakeholders invested in improving employment opportunities and outcomes for Australia’s future apprentices and trainees.
Latest Speakers Announced:
Hon Tanya Plibersek MP
Hon Steven Joyce
Hon Steve Irons MP
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.