New guides to help both apprentices and employers understand their rights and responsibilities
The guides – one for apprentices and one for employers – set out important information about workplace rights and responsibilities including apprentice pay, rules around hiring apprentices and tips for resolving workplace issues.
Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James said that her agency wanted to ensure that the apprenticeship experience is a productive and positive one for both apprentices and those who hire them.
“Hiring an apprentice is a great way to build a business and cultivate the next generation of workers, but it comes with responsibilities,” James said.
“It is important that employers seeking to take on an apprentice make sure they are aware of relevant laws and meet their obligations with regard to pay, entitlements and training.
“Our new guide for apprentices will help them to understand their rights and entitlements as they commence their employment, and equip them with the information they need to resolve workplace issues and seek support during their apprenticeship.”