Who’s Involved?

  1. YOU: Apprenticeships and traineeships are available to any person of working age who is eligible to work in Australia, including secondary school students who want to undertake a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship. Whether you are a high school student, school leaver, mature age adult or simply considering changing careers, you are eligible to undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship.
  2. Employer (MRAEL): Your employer may be MRAEL or you may already have an employer lined up, either way, every apprentice and trainee needs an employer!
  3. Parents/Guardians: If you (the apprentice or trainee) are under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must sign the National Training Contract as this is a legally binding document that outlines the agreed length of training and the type of apprenticeship or traineeship being undertaken.
  4. Registered Training Organisation (RTO): This is the organisation that will deliver your structured off the job training, including conducting assessments and issuing your nationally recognised qualification upon completion of your apprenticeship or traineeship. Some RTO’s deliver training at their campuses and others are able to visit your workplace to provide training.
  5. Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) Providers: Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Providers, such as MRAEL’s partner Mas Experience, are contracted by the Australian Government to provide information, support and assistance to employers, apprentices and trainees to assist them with the sign-up and administration of their National Training Contract, as well as provide targeted services to identified individuals and employers to help them successfully complete their apprenticeship or traineeship arrangements.
  6. State Training Authority (STA): Each State or Territory’s ‘State Training Authority’ is the body responsible for registering the National Training Contract in the relevant State or Territory where the apprentice or trainee is employed. Any changes to the National Training Contract (including throughout the apprenticeship or traineeship) must be approved by the State Training Authority.