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New Apprentice and Trainee Re-engagement Register

A new national employment register to re-engage eligible apprentices and trainees displaced due to COVID-19, was recently announced by the Australian Government.

The register will enable apprentices and trainees to connect with prospective employers, find work and continue their training.  Employers of any size, including group training organisations, are able to register their details and post a vacancy for an apprentice or trainee.  Employers who re-engage an apprentice or trainee may be eligible for a wage subsidy of 50 per cent of their wages under the government’s Supporting Apprentices and Trainees initiative.

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Group Training Organisations employ apprentices and trainees and then place them with one or more ‘host businesses’ for the duration of their training. The group training organisation works closely with these host businesses to ensure apprentices and trainees receive quality training. They also provide any additional support to ensure they successfully complete their training qualification.

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What is Group Training

Group Training is an employment and training arrangement where a Group Training Organisation (GTO) acts as the primary employer to apprentices and trainees and then places them with other businesses known as "host employers", while they undertake their formal training.

It provides a cost-efficient and administratively simple way for small to medium sized businesses to hire apprentices/trainees when this might otherwise not be possible. It also creates quality employment and training opportunities for career seekers providing a breadth of experience gained in a number of different enterprises.

The GTO arranges and monitors the on and off-the-job training and takes responsibility for all paperwork including wages, superannuation and other employee benefits.

The GTO ensures the quality and quantity of the apprentices' and trainees' employment training and experience by rotating where necessary from business to business.


Apprentice Employment Network WA, is the peak body representing member Group Training Organisations in Western Australia. AENWA was incorporated in 1993 as a not-for-profit Association.

AENWA members are located throughout metropolitan and regional Western Australia and deliver services to a wide range of industries.

The Association provides a range of services and conducts a number of activities as part of our strategic plan to enhance the effectiveness of member Group Training Organisations. 

Contact Us

Apprentice Employment Network WA Inc.

PO Box 741
Balcatta WA 6914

Phone 0412 183 776

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Awards of Excellence >>

  • Australian Super
  • AMA Training Services
  • Warrikal - Innovative Engineering Solutions
  • Apprenticeship Support Australia, powered by CCIWA
  • National Apprentice Employment Network

Australian Super


Level 9, 66 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
GPO Box 1901, Melbourne, VIC 3001


Phone: 1300 300 273

AustralianSuper manages more than $167 billion of members' retirement savings on behalf of 2.2.million members from around 300,000 businesses (as at 30 June 2019). One in 10 working Australians are a member of AustralianSuper, the nation's largest superannuation fund.

AMA Training Services


14 Stirling Highway, Nedlands WA 6009


Phone: (08) 9273 3000

The Australian Medical Association (WA) and its associated entities provide a broad range of training services for business, the health sector and the community of Western Australia.

Warrikal - Innovative Engineering Solutions


7 Rheola Street, West Perth, WA 6005
2557 Augustus Drive, Karratha, WA 6714


Phone: 08 6102 3733

Warrikal is a leading Western Australian Indigenous engineering group with proven expertise in all fields of Mechanical Engineering services, preventative asset management and shutdown works to the resources, energy and marine sectors.

Warrikal values the strong alliances with traditional land owners throughout the Pilbara region.The integrated alliance between all groups supports both the development of our people and local talent in our operating industry.

Warrikal is committed to providing a range of cost effective and value-add services to our customers by providing local indigenous and non-indigenous personnel that openly and actively have a strong focus on quality, safety and productivity.

We have a strong business culture with common goals to return home safely every day, to develop the futures for our children and maintain all business objectives, commitments and task deliverable are met to ensure repeat engagement.

We offer our customers a complete Engineering service on an ad-hoc basis in peak load periods or by longer term based engagement to their ongoing maintenance and operational project requirements.

Apprenticeship Support Australia, powered by CCIWA


Building A, Level 1, Garden Office Park, 355 Scarborough Road, Osborne Park, 6017


Phone: 1300 363 831

Backed by CCIWA – Apprenticeship Support Australia delivers free Australian Apprenticeship Support Network services to employers, job seekers, students, apprentices and trainees. Our aim is to increase the number of apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities in WA to build local skills for local people. We’ve spent the last 21 years building the largest Australian Apprenticeship Support Network right here in WA. We operate from 15 locations throughout metropolitan and regional areas. This means you can access our services, locally, no matter where you are in WA.

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National Apprentice Employment Network


GPO Box 7051 SYDNEY NSW 2001


Phone: 1800 819 747

National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) is the national association representing a network of around 100 group training organisations (GTOs) located throughout metropolitan, regional and remote areas of Australia.

Collectively the national network of group training organisations employs around 25,000 apprentices and trainees and over 100,000 businesses have used a group training organisation to manage the employment of their apprentices and trainees.

NAEN provides advocacy and professional development services for the GTO national network, working closely with the state group training associations. NAEN promotes the benefits of the group training model of apprentice and trainee employment and highlights the contribution of the group training network to skills development.

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