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					Apprenticeships Traineeships in Victoria



            AUTOMOTIVE

    See inside for…

         Roles of various players

         What to do – at a glance

         Apprenticeships available

         How to find a Registered Training Organisation

         Financial incentives

         Responsibilities

         Training tips

         Sample training programs




                                          Skills Victoria
                                          June 2008
TABLE OF CONTENTS

ROLES OF THE VARIOUS PLAYERS _____________________________________________________________ 1
  AUSTRALIAN APPRENTICESHIPS CENTRES - AAC ______________________________________________________ 1
  REGISTERED TRAINING ORGANISATION - RTO ________________________________________________________ 1
  SKILLS VICTORIA – (SV) _________________________________________________________________________ 1
  APPRENTICESHIP FIELD OFFICER - AFO _____________________________________________________________ 1
  GROUP TRAINING ORGANISATIONS - GTO ___________________________________________________________ 1
  EMPLOYER ____________________________________________________________________________________ 1
  APPRENTICE/TRAINEE ___________________________________________________________________________ 1
WHAT TO DO – AT A GLANCE __________________________________________________________________ 2
INTRODUCTION _______________________________________________________________________________ 3
  WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP? __________________________________________________________ 3
  TO EMPLOY AN APPRENTICE/TRAINEE ______________________________________________________________ 3
  WAGES AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT ___________________________________________________________ 3
  OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ______________________________________________________________ 3
  APPRENTICE/TRAINEE ACCOMMODATION ALLOWANCE _________________________________________________ 3
  PART TIME APPRENTICESHIPS AND TRAINEESHIPS _____________________________________________________ 4
  EXISTING EMPLOYEES ___________________________________________________________________________ 5
  WORKCOVER BENEFITS __________________________________________________________________________ 5
  REGISTRATION PROCESS _________________________________________________________________________ 5
  ENROL THE APPRENTICE/TRAINEE__________________________________________________________________ 5
  TRAINING PLAN ________________________________________________________________________________ 6
  PRE TRAINING REVIEW __________________________________________________________________________ 6
  RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING _________________________________________________________________ 6
  WORKPLACE BASED TRAINING STANDARDS __________________________________________________________ 6
  TUITION FEES AND CHARGES______________________________________________________________________ 6
  WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY RTO _____________________________________________________________ 7
  RTO RESPONSIBILITIES UPON THE COMPLETION OF TRAINING ____________________________________________ 7
  WORK PROBLEMS ______________________________________________________________________________ 7
  APPRENTICE IS UNHAPPY AT WORK OR STUDY ________________________________________________________ 7
FINANCIAL INCENTIVES _______________________________________________________________________ 8
TRAINING TIPS _______________________________________________________________________________ 11
CHOOSING AN RTO (USER CHOICE) ___________________________________________________________ 11
CHOOSING AN APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP _______________________________________________ 12
  CONDITIONS _________________________________________________________________________________ 17
  DURATION ___________________________________________________________________________________ 18
  PROBATION __________________________________________________________________________________ 18
  DOWNTURN OF BUSINESS _______________________________________________________________________ 18
  SALE OF BUSINESS _____________________________________________________________________________ 18
RELATED OCCUPATIONS _____________________________________________________________________ 19
REGISTERED TRAINING ORGANISATIONS _____________________________________________________ 21
SAMPLE TRAINING PROGRAMS _______________________________________________________________ 22
ACRONYMS & DEFINITIONS __________________________________________________________________ 23
                                        Apprenticeships Traineeships in Victoria

                                  ROLES OF THE VARIOUS PLAYERS
Australian Apprenticeships Centres -                                   Apprenticeship Field Officer - AFO
AAC                                                                    Are employed by Skills Victoria and take an impartial role
                                                                       in their dealings with employers and apprentices/trainees.
For your nearest AAC phone 13 38 73 or access                          For details of your nearest AFO contact the
http://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/                           Apprenticeship Hotline on 1300 722 603 or access
                                                                       http://www.skills.vic.gov.au/apprentices_and_trainees/con
AACs provide free information and advice on:                           tactAFO
 apprenticeships/traineeships                                         Apprenticeship Field Officers provide assistance in a
 completing and registering a training contract                       number of different areas. They:
 assistance with employer incentives                                      answer queries and provide information on
 selecting an appropriate RTO                                              apprenticeships and traineeships
 rights, responsibilities and obligations                                 advise and counsel apprentices/trainees and
 incentives assessment for prior qualifications eligibility                employers on training and other matters
Provide a service which requires a visit to the employer /                 investigate disputes between apprentices/trainees
apprentice / trainee on commencement, to initiate further                   and employers
contact within one month of the 6 month point of the                       provide support for apprentices/trainees who are
apprenticeship / traineeship, and upon request.                             victims of workplace violence and harassment
They also provide advice on transfers, variations,                         assist providers of training and further education in
suspensions/cancellations, early completion, termination, period            relation to apprenticeships and traineeships
of probation, credit for prior training and experience, and            Conversations with AFOs are confidential.
disputes on training matters.

                                                                       Group Training Organisations - GTO
Registered Training Organisation - RTO
                                                                       They employ apprentices/trainees and place them with
Helps you train your new apprentice in the way you want.               „host‟ employers for work and on the job training. They
Choose an RTO that best suits your training needs. They                will:
will:                                                                       screen and recruit applicants
 offer and undertake if appropriate a Recognition of                       handle wages, payroll tax and workers compensation
     Prior Learning (RPL) process                                           monitor the progress of the apprentice/trainee
 assist you and the apprentice to develop an                               provide your organisation with an apprentice/trainee
     appropriate training plan                                               without a long-term employment contract.
 provide advice on fees and charges
 design a training plan to meet the needs of all parties
 train the apprentice and assist you to make sure                     Employer
     training is completed                                                meet legal obligations
 ensure all apprentices/trainees undertaking training at                 provide a safe working environment
     AQF levels 3 and above are withdrawn from routine                    support the structured training
     work duties for a minimum of three hours per week,                   ensure the apprentice/trainee is enrolled at an RTO
     averaged over a four week cycle for the purpose of                    with Training Plan completed within three months of
     undertaking structured training/learning activities (pro              commencing work
     rata for part time)                                                  allow the RTO access to the apprentice/trainee for
 ensure all apprentices/ trainees undertaking workplace                   training and assessment
     training at AQF levels 1 and 2 are withdrawn from                    provide appropriate supervision and support
     routine work duties for a minimum of 1.5 hours per                   allow the apprentice/trainee to attend the off-the-
     week, averaged over a two month cycle for the                         job training during normal working hours (this is
     purpose of undertaking structured training/learning                   paid time)
     activities. This release must occur periodically.                    advise apprentices/trainees of their rights and
 visit your workplace to check progress                                   responsibilities
 provide additional learning support if required                         pay the apprentice/trainee the agreed wage and
 issue qualifications at the completion of the                            inform apprentice/trainee of the terms and conditions
     apprenticeship/traineeship                                            of employment
                                                                          make sure your apprentice/trainee is covered by a
                                                                           WorkCover policy – contact your WorkCover Insurer
Skills Victoria – (SV)                                                    arrange for superannuation payments for your
                                                                           apprentice/trainee to be paid into a superannuation
Regulate apprenticeships and traineeships. Skills Victoria                 fund – Contact Superannuation Guarantee Hotline
monitors the quality of training and approves RTOs. In                     on 131 020
addition they:                                                            Notify the AAC or Skills Victoria within 5 working days
   advise employers and apprentices on rights and                         if the apprentice/trainee ceases employment.
    obligations
   approve early completions, variations to Training
    Contracts, suspensions and cancellations
   provide field officers to solve problems between                   Apprentice/Trainee
    employers and their apprentice/trainee.                               commit to work and training responsibilities
                                                                          participate in developing a Training Plan
                                                                          maintain a record of training.




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                                          WHAT TO DO – AT A GLANCE
                                   TO EMPLOY AN APPRENTICE OR TRAINEE


    Employ an apprentice/trainee                 An apprentice/trainee requires employee conditions similar to other employees.
                                                                             Please refer to checklist




Contact an Australian Apprenticeships           AACs provide advice on incentives and apprenticeships/traineeships
 Centre (AAC) of your choice, select            AAC assists with the choice of correct qualification for the apprentice
 the apprenticeship/traineeship and             AACs assist you to register the apprenticeship/traineeship.
   complete the Training Contract
                                                Both the employer and apprentice sign the Training Contract and lodge with
                                                the AAC within 14 days of the apprentice/trainee commencing work.

                                                Both the employer and the apprentice/trainee will receive a letter Skills Victoria
                                                confirming details of the apprenticeship/traineeship which includes the
                                                Apprentice/Trainee registration number. You will need to provide this letter to the
                                                RTO.




 Choose an RTO from the websites                You must enrol the apprentice/trainee and complete the Training Plan within three
 listed in the middle of this booklet           months of them commencing work. RTOs have certain obligations.




Employer, apprentice/trainee and RTO            The Training Plan outlines who will deliver the training and when and where your
     complete a Training Plan                   apprentice/trainee needs to go. If you choose fully workplace based training,
                                                special conditions apply to you and the RTO – discuss with the RTO




          Claim incentives                      After three months you may be eligible for Commonwealth Incentives – discuss
                                                with your AAC.




Provide training to apprentice/ trainee         The employer ensures the apprentice/trainee receives on-the-job training,
                                                supervision and assessment according to the requirements of the training plan.
                                                Employer allows the apprentice/trainee to attend the off-the-job training during
                                                normal working hours (this is paid time).




         Qualification issued                   There are differences between how an apprentice or trainee receives their
                                                qualification – please speak to your RTO.




  Problems with apprentice/trainee?             Contact the Apprenticeships Hotline on 1300 722 603.
                                                They advise employers & apprentices/trainees on rights and obligations
                                                They provide field officers to solve problems between employers and their
                                                apprentice/trainee.




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                                                INTRODUCTION

What is an apprenticeship/traineeship?                          Occupational Health and Safety
An apprenticeship/traineeship is a training contract            Health and safety at work is vital, particularly for
between an employer and an employee, in which the               apprentices/trainees. Every workplace has specific health
employer provides training and the apprentice/trainee           and safety requirements that must be applied by
learns the occupation/trade.                                    legislation. Occupational health and safety must start on
Apprenticeships include both traditional trade                  day one.
apprenticeships and traineeships.                               A good workplace will:
Apprentices/trainees must be at least 15 years of age and                provide a safe workplace free from verbal,
may already hold a qualification. There is no maximum                     physical, racial and sexual abuse
age.                                                                     have an Occupational Health and Safety Policy
Training can be developed to suit the specific needs of                  conduct an induction program for
your business. It may be totally workplace based or                       apprentices/trainees
combine work and off-the-job. Apprentices/trainees can                   display relevant warning signs in appropriate
be employed on a full time or part time basis (subject to                 positions in the workplace
appropriate industrial relations arrangements being in                   perform regular workplace safety checks
place). When all competencies have been achieved, your               Make sure your apprentice/trainee can:
apprentice/trainee gains a nationally recognised                         perform tasks safely
qualification.                                                           handle all equipment, machinery and dangerous
                                                                          products, such as chemicals, safely
                                                                         identify and report any potential risks
To Employ an Apprentice/Trainee                                          use safety equipment such as gloves, clothing,
Choose an apprenticeship/traineeship by reviewing the                     masks, boots and glasses.
list available (in this booklet).                               Contact WorkSafe Victoria a Division of the Victorian
                                                                WorkCover Authority on 1800 136 089.
    advertise at a JobNetwork member. Call the New
     Apprenticeships Hotline on 13 38 73
    advertise in the Situations Vacant column in
                                                                Apprentice/Trainee Accommodation
     newspapers                                                 Allowance
    advertise on the national jobs database by calling         Apprentices/trainees registered under a current training
     131 715                                                    contract (not applicable for existing trainees) may be
    approach school careers counsellors                        entitled to an accommodation allowance if they:
                                                                    are attending an RTO that has a contract to deliver
    approach Industry Training Companies or                         structured training on behalf of the Victorian Skills
     Employer Associations;                                          Commission; and
    approach Group Training Organisations.                      are attending consecutive days of training at the
     Contact Group Training Australia on                             location of the RTO such that, given the distance
     (03) 9639 3955 or 1800 819 747.                                 between the RTO and the apprentice‟s/trainee‟s
                                                                     residence, it would be impractical to return home and
                                                                     then return to the RTO for training the next day.
Wages and conditions of employment
Apprentice/trainee wages vary according to years of
school completed, years of training, the type of                The apprentice/trainee must complete the appropriate
apprenticeship/traineeship and the industry or job. Treat       claim form and have the private RTO endorse their
the apprentice/trainee the same as all other employees.         attendance at the training program on the nominated
                                                                dates. If they attend a Government TAFE Institute they
Contact the WorkChoices Infoline on 1300 363 264.               can claim directly through the student services area of the
                                                                TAFE.

                                                                The accommodation allowance is $25 per night for all years
                                                                of training.
                                                                Payment is available to a maximum of five nights per
                                                                week.

                                                                For further information please contact the Apprenticeships
                                                                Hotline on 1300 722 603

                                                                The Victorian Government does not provide funds for
                                                                travel except in special circumstances where the
                                                                apprentice/trainee may have to travel interstate for
                                                                training.




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                         Part Time Apprenticeships And Traineeships
  All new and existing Apprenticeships an Traineeships`                        
                                                                              covered by the minimum terms and conditions
  are available on a part time basis with employers and                       as outlined in the Standard and part 21 of the
  apprentices able to nominate the proposed duration of                       Workplace Relations Act.
  the Training Contract, subject to maximum periods.                  The onus is on the employer to establish that this is the
  Where the nominal full time duration of the Training                case and to certify to such on the Training Contract.
  Contract is two years or less, the maximum duration of a            The apprentice/trainee must be employed and paid for a
  part time Training Contract is three years. Where the               minimum of 15 hours per week (including structured
  nominal full time duration of the Training Contract is              training) which may be averaged over a 1, 2 or 4 week
  greater than two years and up to four years, the                    cycle.
  maximum duration of a part time Training Contract is six
  years.                                                              Additional flexibility is available for secondary school
                                                                      students undertaking apprenticeships or traineeships.
  Subject to any minimum duration that may be specified               Two different types are available-
  in an Approved Training Scheme, the employer and
  apprentice can specify a duration less than the                         1)Where the secondary school principal (or delegate)
  maximum. Completion will be available earlier than the                    has endorsed the training plan to be undertaken, or
  specified duration if all competencies have been                     2) Where the secondary school principal (or delegate)
  attained and an extension to the maximum duration can                     has endorsed the training plan to be undertaken,
  be mutually agreed if all required competencies have not                  and the employment and structured training has
  been attained.                                                            been timetabled as a component of the student‟s
  All Approved Training Schemes are available on a part                     Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or
  time basis subject to there being a suitable industrial                   Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)
  arrangement in place. In effect the employer will be                      studies.
  either:                                                             This means that all Apprenticeships and Traineeships
                                                                      can also be undertaken as school based programs,
          covered by an Award/ Australian Pay and                    subject to the availability of suitable industrial
           Classification Scale with suitable provisions;             arrangements. Arrangements are in place by the
          party to an Australian Workplace Agreement or              Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)
           Collective Agreement with suitable provisions;             to support any apprentice or trainee obtaining credit into
           or                                                         their VCE or VCAL program.
                         A summary of the arrangements is contained within the following table
                   Part time               School based            Integrated SBATs
                   apprentice/trainee &    apprenticeships and
                   school student          Traineeships (SBATs)
                   A senior school student A senior school student A senior school student undertaking a part time
                   undertaking a part time undertaking a part time apprenticeship or traineeship partially in school
                   apprenticeship or       apprenticeship or       hours
                   traineeship outside of  traineeship outside of
                   school hours            school hours or a
                                           combination of both
Minimum            15 hours per week       15 hours per week       15 hours per week (over 2 years) or 10 hours per
hours              averaged over 1,2 or 4  averaged over duration  week (over 3 years) averaged over duration of
                   week cycle.             of training contract.   training contract.
School             Not required            Required – The          - Required – The student‟s school has endorsed
authorisation                              student‟s school has    the training plan. Note- The plan should be
                                           endorsed the training   completed within 2 months of the training contract
                                           plan. Note- The plan    commencing.
                                           should be completed     - At least one day per week must be timetabled to
                                           within 2 months of      be spent on the job or in training during the normal
                                           training contract       school week.
                                           commencing.             - Required – School endorsement SV “school
                                                                   endorsement form”
                                                                   SV administers integrated status upon receipt of
                                                                   SV form signed by the secondary school
                                                                   confirming the above arrangements.
10 hr minimum      No                      No                      Yes
flexibility
Credit into VCE     The student is eligible     The student is eligible
or VCAL             to receive VCE or VCAL      to receive VCE or              The student is eligible to receive VCE or VCAL
                    credit for the vocational   VCAL credit for the            credit for the vocational training
                    training but may not be     vocational training
                    seeking credit.
Training            Responds Yes to Q18          Responds Yes to Q18         Responds Yes to Q18
Contract            Responds No to Q19           Responds Yes to Q 19        Responds Yes to Q 19
  Employment periods not counted towards        existing worker status for the purposes of Commonwealth incentives, or State
  funding or incentives


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Existing Employees                                                 Registration Process
Existing employees are those who have been working
with the employer:                                                 Contact AAC within 14 days of the apprentice/trainee
        for more than twelve months within the two year           commencing work and complete training contract.
         period prior to commencing the current training
         contract; and                                             AAC will process training contract.
        as a full time employee for more than 3 months            Both the employer and the apprentice/trainee must sign
         in total during the above 12 month (or more)              the contract.
         period of employment; and
        under more than one training contract where the           Return the contract to a AAC and provide a copy of the
         time elapsed between any two of the training              signed contract to the apprentice
         contracts has exceeded three months.                      Skills Victoria sends information to employer and
                                                                   apprentice/trainee to confirm registration of training
Please note: time employed while attending a secondary             contract.
school as a full time student or as an active and registered
participant in the Community Jobs Program is not taken             Enrol the apprentice at the RTO within 3 months of the
into consideration when calculating the above terms of             apprentice/trainee commencing work.
employment.

The Victorian Government provides funds for the training           Enrol the Apprentice/Trainee
of:                                                                Choose a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
        existing worker apprentices who entered into a
         training contract after 1 July 2006 except where
         an apprentice who commenced a Training
                                                                     https://secure.otte.vic.gov.au/gftp/index.aspx
         Contract prior to 1 July 2006 which is                                             or
         subsequently cancelled or withdrawn, and then                           http://www.ntis.gov.au
         enters into a new training contract on or after 1
         July 2006 with the same employer.
                                                                   If your chosen RTO is not on the website list, it is unlikely
The Victorian Government provides does not provide                 that government funded training is available. Training
funds for the training of existing worker trainees entering        could be conducted under fee for service arrangements.
a training contract.                                               Alternatively you may wish to select another RTO who
                                                                   can provide government funded training for your
Employers who commence existing workers in a training              apprentice/trainee. If your business is seeking to be a
contract are generally eligible for Commonwealth                   RTO please contact the Victorian Registration and
Government incentives where the nominal duration of the            Qualifications Authority (VRQA) on (03) 9637 2806
training contract is 24 months or more and the existing
employee is commencing a Certificate III or IV
qualification.
 For enquiries, call the Apprenticeships Hotline on
(03) 1300 722 603.

Workcover Benefits
Employers who employ one or more apprentice and/or
trainee must have a WorkCover Insurance Policy in place.
Some apprentice and trainee remuneration is exempt
from WorkCover Injury Insurance. WorkCover exemptions
generally apply to new entrants to the workforce. A new
entrant is generally defined as having been employed for
less than three months full time, 12 months part time, or,
on a casual basis, prior to entering the training contract.
These exemptions also apply to consecutive training
contracts with current and former employers provided the
time between any two contracts is less than three months.
However, from 1 July 2005 new entrant trainees whose
level of remuneration is greater than $30,000 per annum
are no longer eligible for this exemption. Additionally,
where a labour hire firm on-hires a trainee to a client that
has previously employed that trainee the remuneration is
only exempt where specific criteria are met.
For more details contact your Victorian WorkCover Agent
or visit www.worksafe.vic.gov.au




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                                                                  Recognition of Prior Learning
Training Plan                                                     At the request of the apprentice the RTO must undertake
Within three months of the apprentice/trainee                     a RPL process to ascertain and record all competencies
commencing employment and prior to commencing                     achieved as a result of prior work and life experiences
training the RTO together with the employer and                   (informal training). These competencies should not be
apprentice/trainee must discuss and agree upon a                  included in the structured training delivered under the
suitable Training Plan. The Training Plan outlines who will       Training Contract.
deliver the training and when and where your
apprentice/trainee needs to go.                                   Workplace Based Training Standards
                                                                  The RTO will be accountable for any structured training
The Training Plan must also be signed by the secondary            delivered and assessed in the workplace by the workplace
school representative if the apprentice/trainee is a school       supervisor/employer and must have processes in place to
based New Apprentice.                                             ensure the quality of the training outcomes (refer to the
Treat the Training Plan as a working document. A plan is          Workplace Based Training Minimum Compliance
a flexible document – talk to your RTO at any stage during        Standards in the current ATTP Performance Agreement).
the training.
The Training Plan must include, at least, the following:          To support and quality assure workplace based training,
    competencies to be obtained                                  the RTO must, if any or all modules/competencies are
    time frame for achieving competencies                        delivered and assessed in the workplace:
    training to be undertaken                                     in addition to the Pre Training Review make a
    delivery modes to be employed                                    minimum of four (4) face to face visits per training year
    details (when, how & how much) of the time allocated             verified by the signature of the employer/ workplace
     outside routine work duties for structured training              supervisor and dated;
    who is responsible for the delivery and/or assessment         make monthly contact by either e-mail, fax or phone
     of each competency                                               with both the apprentice/trainee and the workplace
    assessment details and arrangements                              supervisor to gain feedback on the support provided to
    record of RPL and cross credit hours granted                     date, and to record training hours completed and
    name of qualification to be issued and                           competencies gained in the previous month
    any other specific requirements to be met in                  ensure, where the qualification is at the AQF Level 3
     accordance with the Training Contract                            or above that the apprentice/trainee is withdrawn from
    ensure all apprentices/trainees undertaking                      routine work duties for a minimum of three hours per
     workplace training at AQF levels 3 and above are                 week (pro rata for part time apprentices/trainees) for
     withdrawn from routine work duties for a                         structured training, averaged over a 4 week cycle.
     minimum of three hours per week, averaged over                   (This should be recorded by a workplace log signed
     a four week cycle for the purpose of undertaking                 weekly by the workplace supervisor or a trainee record
     structured training/learning activities (pro rata for            book or timesheet and by the RTO as part of the
     part time)                                                       monthly contact log)
    ensure all apprentices/ trainees undertaking                  quality assure and validate workplace based
     workplace training at AQF levels 1 and 2 are                     assessments.
     withdrawn from routine work duties for a
     minimum of 1.5 hours per week, averaged over a
                                                                  Tuition Fees and Charges
                                                                  All RTOs charge tuition fees. A charge may also be made
     two month cycle for the purpose of undertaking
                                                                  for tools, student services and amenities, and take-home
     structured training/learning activities. This
                                                                  goods. Where Training delivery costs are government
     release must occur periodically.
                                                                  funded, a Ministerial Fees and Charges policy applies.
    the training undertaken during the period of release
                                                                  In 2008, there is a minimum fee payable of $55 and a
     must include a focus on the compliance and
                                                                  maximum fee payable of $877 per year. Tuition fees and
     regulatory units and the units concentrating on
                                                                  other charges are generally paid by the student, however,
     generic skills. Up to 40 hours of this training may be
                                                                  certain industrial awards provide for fees and other
     transferred, to be delivered in one or more blocks
                                                                  charges to be paid by employers. Students should check
     during the first three months of the training program.
                                                                  with their employer prior to enrolment.
    if the apprentice/trainee is to receive off-the-job
                                                                  For students experiencing difficulty with payment of fees
     training at an RTO, you must allow the
                                                                  and other charges, student loans may be available at
     apprentice/trainee to attend training classes (this is
                                                                  most TAFE Institutes.
     paid time).
                                                                  Fee concessions and exemptions are also available.
                                                                  Eligibility for concession includes students holding a
Pre Training Review                                               Health Care Card (including low-income cards). Full
Conduct for each apprentice/trainee a Pre Training                details on concessions, exemptions and refunds can be
Review of current competencies including literacy and             obtained from the RTO you choose to attend. To find out
numeracy skills. The purpose is to avoid duplication of           about Health Care Cards contact Centrelink on 131 021 or
competencies already acquired and to ascertain that the           www.centrelink.gov.au.
proposed learning strategies and materials are                    RTO fees and charges are subject to change. For
appropriate.                                                      the most current details please inquire at your RTO
                                                                  or visit https://secure.otte.vic.gov.au/gftp/index.aspx




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What should I expect from my RTO                                  Work Problems
   conduct a Pre Training Review                                 Sometimes, an apprentice/trainee does not fulfil their work
   undertake a Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)                   or training commitments. If this occurs, discuss these
    process if appropriate or requested by the                    problems with your apprentice/trainee. Make notes about
    apprentice/trainee, to identify and record all                the discussion and ask the apprentice/trainee to sign it as
    competencies achieved as a result of prior work and           proof the discussion took place and assurance that their
    life experiences                                              performance will improve.
   develop a training plan in association with the               If the disagreement is about the dismissal of your
    employer and apprentice/trainee within three months           apprentice/trainee, refer to the conditions applying to the
    of the apprentice/trainee commencing employment               apprenticeship/traineeship in the CONDITIONS section.
   complete an enrolment and apply the required fees             If the disagreement is about wages, contact the
    and charges, as per the Fees and Charges Policy               WorkChoices Infoline on 1300 363 264. Skills Victoria
   commence training specified on the Training Contract          can‟t assist with these disputes.
    within one month of signing the Training Plan                 If the problems continue, contact an apprenticeship
   monitor and record training progress against the              field officer (AFO) or the Apprenticeships Hotline on
    Training Plan, at least, monthly                              (03) 1300 722 603.
   make all reasonable provisions for the apprentice/
    trainee to achieve all competencies required for the          Apprentice is unhappy at Work or Study
    structured training identified in the approved training
                                                                  If your apprentice/trainee is being bullied, harassed,
    scheme within the term of the Training Contract.
                                                                  discriminated against or exploited in the workplace, it is
RTO Responsibilities upon the                                     your legal responsibility to immediately take action to
                                                                  remedy the situation. Failure to do so could result in Skills
Completion of Training                                            Victoria withdrawing approval for you to train apprentices.
   issues the qualification to trainees when all                 You could also face prosecution under WorkCover
    competencies of the structured training have been             legislation.
    achieved & the employer has returned a written sign           If it is occurring during off-the-job training, you may be
    off of the trainee‟s competency as an employee in the         able to offer the apprentice/trainee support.
    workplace. This completes the Training Contract.
                                                                  Apprentices/trainees can also contact the student
   issues the qualification to apprentices when all the
                                                                  counsellors at the RTO where they are enrolled.
    competencies of the structured training have been
    achieved. This does not conclude the Training                 AFOs can provide the apprentice/trainee with support
    Contract. Skills Victoria will forward a letter to the        and advice. Contact the Apprenticeships Hotline on
    employer two weeks prior to the nominal completion            (03) 1300 722 603.
    date seeking confirmation of the completion of the
    Training Contract. Alternately, the employer and
    apprentice may apply to Skills Victoria for early
    completion of the Training Contract once the
    apprentice has reached competency.




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                                 Apprenticeships Traineeships in Victoria

                                       FINANCIAL INCENTIVES

Completion Bonus

The Completion Bonus applies to apprenticeship and traineeship completions after 1 July 2003 and is
subject to eligibility criteria. The key criteria are:

• the employer must employ three or more eligible apprentices or trainees
• the apprentice or trainee must be a „new entrant‟ apprentice or trainee, and not classified as an existing
   worker
• the apprentice or trainee must be under 25 years of age at the time they enter into their Training
   Contract.

   Traineeships               Date of         Bonus Amount ($)             Payable
                        Commencement
                       Prior to 1st January   650                    On Completion
                       2002
                       From 1st July 2003     1,300                  On Completion

 Apprenticeships              Date of         Bonus Amount ($)             Payable
                        Commencement
                       Prior to 1st July      1,200                  On Completion
                       2003
                       Prior to 1st January   2,300                  On Completion
                       2003
                       From 1st January       1,750                  Progress payment
                       2003                                          12 months before
                                                                     nominal
                                                                     completion date;

                                              1,750                  Final Payment on
                                                                     completion

Apprentice Trade Bonus

To promote the take up and retention of Victorians into apprenticeships – particularly the traditional
trade areas acknowledged as areas of looming skills shortages the Victorian Government implemented
the Apprentice Trade Bonus. This is consistent with the Government‟s Skills Statement's “Making It
Easier” strategy and the theme of providing more support to apprentices particularly in their first year.

How much do I get?
$250 is paid after traditional apprentices complete 6 months of their apprenticeship and a further $250 is
paid after the completion of 12 months

Who is eligible for the bonus?
The Trade Bonus is paid to apprentices who commenced their contract of training on or after 1 January
2006

How do I claim?
For more information go to http://www.apprenticebonus.com.au

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Summary of the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme -
From 1 July 2007
                                                 The following summarises the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships
                                                   Incentives regime for all Australian Apprentices. Payment of incentives will be
 Australian Government           Amount          subject to employers and their Australian Apprentices satisfying eligibility criteria
       Incentives                Awarded           as set out in the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships Incentives
                                                    Programme Guidelines. Contact your Australian Apprenticeships Centre for
                                                               further information on Australian Government Incentives.
                                   $1,250       incentive for an employer commencing a Australian Apprentices in Certificate II Training
  Standard Commencement                         incentive for an employer commencing a Australian Apprentices in Certificate III or IV or
                                   $1,500
                                                selected Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications
     Innovation – Special                       special incentive for employing a Australian Apprentices in an eligible innovation training
                                   $1,100
       Commencement                             package qualification at the Certificate III or IV level.
   School-Based Australian                       additional incentive for employing a Australian Apprentices in an endorsed School-
 Apprenticeships – Additional       $750        Based Australian Apprenticeship at Certificate II to IV level and in selected diplomas or
      Commencement                              advanced diplomas.

   Rural and Regional Skills                    special incentive for Rural and Regional Australian Apprenticeships where the Australian
     Shortages – Special           $1,000       Apprentices commences Certificate III or IV training in an occupation identified as
       Commencement                             experiencing skill needs in a non-metropolitan area.

   Declared Drought Area –                      additional incentive for employers holding a current Exceptional Circumstances Drought
                                   $1,500
  Additional Commencement                       Area certificate, employing Certificate II Australian Apprentices
                                                special incentive for an employer commencing an eligible Certificate II to IV level
Mature Aged Worker – Special
                                    $750        Australian Apprentices who is a disadvantaged person aged 45 years or more. Contact
      Commencement
                                                your Australian Apprenticeships Centre for further information.
                                                incentive for employers recommencing out-of-trade Certificate III or IV or selected
 Standard Recommencement            $750
                                                Diploma and Advanced Diploma Australian Apprentices.
  Australian School-Based                        incentive for an employer continuing to employ a Certificate II to IV level or selected
  Australian Apprenticeship         $750        diploma or advanced diploma School-Based Australian Apprentices after the student has
          Retention                             completed Year 12.
                                                Employers of Australian Apprentices who successfully complete Certificate III an IV or
    Standard Completion            $2,500       selected Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications may be eligible to receive 25%,
                                                50%, 75% or 100% of the $2,500 completion incentive.
                                                special incentive for employers on the successful completion of eligible Certificate II
  Declared Drought Areas –
                                   $1,500       Australian Apprentices who attracted a Declared Drought Areas additional
    Special Completion
                                                commencement incentive.
                                                special incentive for an employer on the successful completion of a Certificate II to IV
Mature Aged Worker – Special
                                    $750        level Australian Apprentices who attracted a Mature Aged Worker special
        Completion
                                                commencement incentive.
                                   2 x tax      Provided by The Commonwealth Trade Learning Scholarship to eligible Australian
Commonwealth Trade Learning        exempt       Apprentices undertaking qualifications in the skill needs trades. The Scholarship is paid
      Scholarship                 payments      to Australian Apprentices after they complete the first 12 and 24 months full-time (or full-
                                   of $500      time equivalent) employment in their Australian Apprenticeship.
                                 Australian Apprentices may be eligible for up to twelve months of LAFHA (at varying rates shown below)
                                 if the Certificate II or IV level Australian Apprentices had to move away from the parental/guardian home
                                 to commence or remain in an Australian Apprenticeship or is homeless. Your Australian Apprenticeships
                                 Centre can provide more information on LAFHA and the appropriate application form
   Living Away From Home         $77.17 per
      Allowance (LAFHA)                                                                  First Year
                                    week
                                 $38.59 per
                                                                                       Second Year
                                    week
                                 $25.00 per
                                                                                         Third Year
                                    week
                                    $800
                                                The Tools For Your Trade Initiative provides assistance with the purchase of trade tools
                                  towards
Further Australian Government                   for eligible Australian Apprentices. More information is available from your Australian
                                   Trade
   Assistance Available for                     Apprenticeships Centre
                                   Tools
    Australian Apprentices
                                 Australian Apprentices may be eligible for Youth Allowance (including Austudy for over 25s and
                                 ABSTUDY). More information is available from Centrelink on 13 36 33
                                 The programme provides additional assistance to eligible employers who employ a Certificate II to IV
  Assistance for Australian      level Australian Apprentice with a disability. Assistance may include a wage support payment, tutorial,
 Apprentices with a Disability   interpreter and mentor services. More information is available from your Australian Apprenticeship
                                 Centre.

Group Training Organisations –                  Special incentives for Group Training Organisations that support Australian Apprentices
                                   $1,000
     Special Completion                         to complete a Certificate II Australian Apprenticeship




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From 1st January 2006, GST is no longer payable on Australian Apprenticeships employer incentives.

If properly completed – these will be automatically processed without the GST component. There will be no net
reduction in the amount an employer will receive as a result of this change.

Waiting periods – There is a three month waiting period before an employer can apply for an Australian
                 Government Commencement Incentive for an Australian Apprentice. The Apprenticeship         /
                 Traineeship Training Contract must be formally approved. The Australian Apprentice must be
                 still employed by the same employer and must have commenced training in accordance with
                 the approved Training Program. The employer should submit a claim to the Australian
                 Apprenticeship Centre at the end of the three month waiting period, and within the required
                 time limit. Further information on waiting periods and time limits can be obtained from your
                 Australian Apprenticeship Centre.



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                                                     TRAINING TIPS
                                                                      equipment & methods you use for work and training
Good Training means:                                                  health and safety regulations for your workplace.
   demonstrating & explaining how jobs are done
   allowing time for the apprentice/trainee to practise          Variety in Training
   watching, coaching, motivating and correcting                 Variety builds confidence and enables the
   providing variety in training where possible.                 apprentice/trainee to apply their skills in different
                                                                  situations. If your organisation is highly specialised,
Supervision and monitoring – the                                  consider employing the apprentice/trainee through a
workplace coach                                                   Group Training Organisation so placements in other
Be active in monitoring and managing the training.                organisations can occur.
Nominate a workplace supervisor and/or a coach/mentor
to the apprentice/trainee.                                        Encourage and correct
                                                                  Provide feedback to your apprentice/trainee.
It‟s a good idea to assign the apprentice/trainee to
                                                                  Feedback will help you:
someone who will:
                                                                   provide a measure of progress and success
 take a personal interest in their development and be a
                                                                   fine tune the apprentice‟s/trainee‟s skills
     good role model
                                                                   motivate the apprentice/trainee to perform better.
 communicate well and develop a rapport
 provide feedback and progress reports.                          Regular progress reports
The booklet „So You’re a Workplace Coach’ explains the            Things you can do to monitor and manage include:
role of workplace coach and provides useful tips.                  contacting the RTO for feedback
                                                                   ensuring regular contact with the workplace coach or
How much supervision?                                                supervisor and apprentice/trainee.
Apprentices/trainees require appropriate levels of
supervision. The National Code of Good Practice outlines          Where to next?
your responsibilities to provide appropriate levels of            Review and evaluate the training process. Consider:
supervision for your apprentice/trainee.                           did the outcomes of the training fit with your reasons
To determine the appropriate level of supervision required           for training?
consider the:                                                      what worked? what didn‟t work?
 level of training being undertaken                               what would you do differently next time?
 industry you belong to, your workplace                           can the apprentice/trainee progress to the next
                                                                     certificate level?




                                CHOOSING AN RTO (USER CHOICE)
                                                                  Which qualification best suits your organisation and
When can you deliver the training?
                                                                  training needs?
Does this fit with your work schedules?                           Which units from the qualification are important for your
How much flexibility is there with training times?                organisation?
Where is the training conducted?                                  Who will assess the apprentice/trainee?
Can the apprentice/trainee get to this location with ease?        Who is the qualified assessor?
                                                                  What role will you play in assessment?
Can you offer all the units of competency relevant to
my organisation’s training needs?                                 What training do I
                                                                   What is my responsibility with regard to the training
have to provide in the workplace?                                  record?
How will I do this?
Who will train and supervise?                                         What progress and monitoring support do you
Will production schedules, timelines and peak periods                 provide?
interfere with this?                                                  How often would I like feedback and progress reports on
                                                                      my apprentice/trainee?
How much class work will the apprentice/trainee
need to complete/attend?                                              Will you provide me with a detailed Training Plan?
Is this enough?                                                       What details do I need to include in the Training Plan?

Are there self-paced materials for the                                What assistance do you provide if my
apprentice/trainee?                                                   apprentice/trainee has problems with reading,
Can the apprentice/trainee cope with self-paced                       writing or maths?
learning?                                                             What level of reading, writing and maths is required on
Who will monitor completion?                                          the job?
                                                                      Does the RTO take this into account when designing the
Do you provide a training record book for the                         teaching
apprentice/trainee?
How will this be used?
and learning materials?


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CHOOSING AN APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP
From the available Aeroskills apprenticeships/traineeships choose the one you want your apprentice to undertake. Note
the duration, probationary period and conditions that apply. Sample Training Plans are available at the back of this
booklet
Column 1        Name of apprenticeship/traineeship course
Column 2        Maximum duration on a full-time, and where available, a part-time basis
Column 3        Minimum Workplace Training Component (hours per week) For SBATs**** and Other Australian
                Apprenticeships
Column 4        Relevant probationary period – full time/part time
Column 5        Whether Apprenticeship (A) or Traineeship (T) conditions apply (see Conditions below list of qualifications
                for an explanation under Conditions)
Column 6        State Training Wage (either A, B or C) to quote to WorkChoices Infoline for wage queries N/A (i.e. not
                applicable) means the apprenticeship/traineeship wage is award or industry sector based


Table 1 – Automotive Retail Service and Repair

                COLUMN 1                      COLUMN 2            COLUMN 3          COLUMN 4       COLUMN 5 COLUMN 6

           Training Scheme –                   Maximum         Minimum Workplace    Probationary   E&TR Act      State
  Vocation & Qualification Name & Level        Duration        Training component      Period      provisions   Training
                                               (months)          (hours per week)      (days)        apply       Wage
                                                                                    F/T     P/T                 Category
                                              F/T        P/T   SBAT        Other
                                                    **
                                                                ****
AUR20155 Certificate II in Automotive
                                               12        36      15         15       30     91        No           B
Administration
AUR20205 Certificate II in Automotive
                                               12        36      15         15       30     91        No           B
Manufacturing (Accessory Fitting)
AUR203205 Certificate II in Bicycles           18        36      15         15       30     91        No           B
AUR20405 Certificate II in Automotive
                                               18        36      15         15       30     91        No           B
Electrical Technology
AUR20505 (B1200) Certificate II in
                                               12        36      15         15       30     91        No           B
Automotive Vehicle Servicing: Motorcycle
AUR20505 (B1201) Certificate II in
                                               12        36      15         15       30     91        No           B
Automotive Vehicle Servicing: Light Vehicle
AUR20505 (B1202) Certificate II in
                                               12        36      15         15       30     91        No           B
Automotive Vehicle Servicing: Heavy Vehicle
AUR20605 Certificate II in Marine              12        36      15         15       30     91        No           B
AUR20705 (B1203) Certificate II in
                                               18        36      15         15       30     91        No           B
Automotive Mechanical: Air Conditioning
AUR20705 (B1204) Certificate II in
                                               18        36      15         15       30     91        No           B
Automotive Mechanical: Cooling Systems
AUR20705 (B1205) Certificate II in
                                               18        36      15         15       30     91        No           B
Automotive Mechanical: Cylinder Head
AUR20705 (B1255) Certificate II in
                                               18        36      15         15       30     91        No           B
Automotive Mechanical: Reconditioning
AUR20705 (B1207) Certificate II in
                                               18        36      15         15       30     91        No           B
Automotive Mechanical: Driveline
AUR20705 (B1208) Certificate II in
                                               18        36      15         15       30     91        No           B
Automotive Mechanical: Transmission
AUR20705 (B1209) Certificate II in
                                               18        36      15         15       30     91        No           B
Automotive Mechanical: Exhaust Fitting
AUR20705 (B1215) Certificate II in
Automotive Mechanical: Steering and            18        36      15         15       30     91        No           B
Suspension
AUR20705 (B1211) Certificate II in
                                               18        36      15         15       30     91        No           B
Automotive Mechanical: Tyre Fitting Heavy
AUR20705 (B1212) Certificate II in
                                               18        36      15         15       30     91        No           B
Automotive Mechanical: Tyre Fitting Light
AUR20705 (B1213) Certificate II in
                                               18        36      15         15       30     91        No           B
Automotive Mechanical: Underbody

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                                         Apprenticeships Traineeships in Victoria
AUR20805 Certificate II in Outdoor Power
                                              12    36      15        15      30    91   No    B
Equipment
AUR20905 (B1214) Certificate II in
                                              12    36      15        15      30    91   No    B
Automotive Vehicle Body: Paint Preparation
AUR20905 (B1215) Certificate II in
                                              12    36      15        15      30    91   No    B
Automotive Vehicle Body: Panel Preparation
AUR20905 (B1216) Certificate II in
Automotive Vehicle Body: Vehicle              12    36      15        15      30    91   No    B
Dismantling
AUR20905 (B1217) Certificate II in
                                              12    36      15        15      30    91   No    B
Automotive Vehicle Body: Vehicle Glazing
AUR20905 (B1218) Certificate II in
Automotive Vehicle Body: Vehicle              12    36      15        15      30    91   No    B
Preparation
AUR20905 (B1219) Certificate II in
                                              12    36      15        15      30    91   No    B
Automotive Vehicle Body: Window Tinting
AUR20905 (B1220) Certificate II in
                                              12    36      15        15      30    91   No    B
Automotive Vehicle Body: Vehicle Trimming
AUR21505 Certificate II in Motorsport         12    36      15        15      30    91   No    B
AUR21155 (B1221) Certificate II in
Automotive Sales: Aftermarket Retail          18    36      15        15      30    91   No    B
Operation
AUR21155 (B1222) Certificate II in
                                              18    36      15        15      30    91   No    B
Automotive Sales: Bicycle B1221
AUR21155 (B1223) Certificate II in
Automotive Sales: Heavy Vehicle Mobile        18    36      15        15      30    91   No    B
Equipment
AUR21155 (B1224) Certificate II in
                                              18    36      15        15      30    91   No    B
Automotive Sales: Outdoor Power Equipment
AUR21155 (B1225) Certificate II in
Automotive Sales: Replacement Parts and       18    36      15        15      30    91   No    B
Accessories
AUR21155 (B1226) Certificate II in
                                              18    36      15        15      30    91   No    B
Automotive Sales: Service Station Operation
AUR21155 (B1227) Certificate II in
                                              18    36      15        15      30    91   No    B
Automotive Sales: Vehicle
AUR21205 Certificate II in Automotive
                                              18    36      15        15      30    91   No    B
Warehousing/Distribution Operations
AUR30155 Certificate III in Automotive
                                              24    72      15        15      91    91   No    B
Administration
AUR30205 Certificate III in Bicycles          24    72      15        15      91    91   No    N/A
AUR30305 (B1228) Certificate III in
Automotive Electrical Technology:             48    72      15        15      91    91   Yes   N/A
Automotive Electrician
AUR30305 (B1229) Certificate III in
Automotive Electrical Technology:             48    72      15        15      91    91   Yes   N/A
Automotive Electronics
AUR30405 (B1230) Certificate III in
Automotive Mechanical Technology:             48    72      15        15      91    91   Yes   N/A
Automotive Mechanic Agricultural
AUR30405 (B1231) Certificate III in
Automotive Mechanical Technology:
                                              48    72      15        15      91    91   Yes   N/A
Automotive Mechanic Heavy Vehicle Mobile
Equipment
AUR30405 (B1232) Certificate III in
Automotive Mechanical Technology:
Automotive Mechanic Heavy Vehicle Road
                                              48    72      15        15      91    91   Yes   N/A
Transport




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                                          Apprenticeships Traineeships in Victoria
AUR30405 (B1233) Certificate III in
Automotive Mechanical Technology:              48    72      15        15      91    91   Yes   N/A
Automotive Mechanic Light Vehicle
AUR30405 (B1234) Certificate III in
Automotive Mechanical Technology:              48    72      15        15      91    91   Yes   N/A
Automotive Mechanic Motorcycle
AUR30505 Certificate III in Marine -
                                               48    72      15        15      91    91   Yes   N/A
Mechanical
AUR30605 (B1235) Certificate III in
Automotive Specialist:                         48    72      15        15      91    91   Yes   N/A
Automotive Mechanic Brakes
AUR30605 (B1236) Certificate III in
Automotive Specialist:                         48    72      15        15      91    91   Yes   N/A
Automotive Mechanic Diesel Fitter
AUR30605 (B1237) Certificate III in
Automotive Specialist:                         48    72      15        15      91    91   Yes   N/A
Automotive Mechanic Diesel Fuel
AUR30605 (B1238) Certificate III in
Automotive Specialist:                         48    72      15        15      91    91   Yes   N/A
Automotive Mechanic Driveline
AUR30605 (B1239) Certificate III in
Automotive Specialist:                         48    72      15        15      91    91   Yes   N/A
Automotive Mechanic Engine Reconditioning
AUR30605 (B1240) Certificate III in
Automotive Specialist:                         48    72      15        15      91    91   Yes   N/A
Automotive Mechanic Forklift Mechanical
AUR30605 (B1241) Certificate III in
Automotive Specialist:                         48    72      15        15      91    91   Yes   N/A
Automotive Mechanic Gas Vehicle
AUR30605 (B1242) Certificate III in
Automotive Specialist:                         48    72      15        15      91    91   Yes   N/A
Automotive Mechanic Steering & Suspension
AUR30605 (B1243) Certificate III in
Automotive Specialist:                         48    72      15        15      91    91   Yes   N/A
Automotive Mechanic Transmissions
AUR30705 Certificate III in Outdoor Power
                                               48    72      15        15      91    91   Yes   N/A
Equipment
AUR30805 (B1244) Certificate III in
                                               48    72      15        15      91    91   Yes   N/A
Automotive Vehicle Body: Body Builder
AUR30805 (B1245) Certificate III in
                                               48    72      15        15      91    91   Yes   N/A
Automotive Vehicle Body: Panel Beater
AUR30805 (B1246) Certificate III in
                                               48    72      15        15      91    91   Yes   N/A
Automotive Vehicle Body: Vehicle Glazer
AUR30805 (B1247) Certificate III in
                                               48    72      15        15      91    91   Yes   N/A
Automotive Vehicle Body: Vehicle Painter
AUR30805 (B1248) Certificate III in
                                               48    72      15        15      91    91   Yes   N/A
Automotive Vehicle Body: Vehicle Trimmer
AUR30905 Certificate III in Motorsport         48    72      15        15      91    91   No    B
AUR31505 (B1249) Certificate III in
Automotive Sales:                              36    72      15        15      91    91   No    N/A
Aftermarket Retail Operation
AUR31505 (B1250) Certificate III in
                                               36    72      15        15      91    91   No    N/A
Automotive Sales: Bicycle
AUR31505 (B1251) Certificate III in
                                               36    72      15        15      91    91   No    N/A
Automotive Sales: Farm Machinery
AUR31505 (B1252) Certificate III in
                                               36    72      15        15      91    91   No    N/A
Automotive Sales: Outdoor Power Equipment
AUR31505 (B1253) Certificate III in
Automotive Sales: Service Station              36    72      15        15      91    91   No    N/A




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                                         Apprenticeships Traineeships in Victoria
AUR31505 (B1254) Certificate III in
                                              36     72        15          15           91   91      No        N/A
Automotive Sales: Vehicle
AUR31155 Certificate III in Automotive
                                              48     72        15          15           91   91      No        N/A
Warehousing/Distribution Operations
AUR31205 Certificate III in Automotive
                                              48     72        15          15           91   91     Yes        N/A
Retail, Service and Repair
AUR31399 Certificate III in Automotive
                                              36     72        15          15           91   91     Yes        N/A
(Sales Parts Interpreting)


Duration credit applies for completion of the approved pre-apprenticeship programs listed below.

     Pre-apprenticeship                            Apprenticeship qualification                   Duration Credit
     course/qualification                                                                         (months)


     21560VIC Certificate II in                    AUR30305 Certificate III in Automotive         12 months
     Automotive Technology Studies                 Electrical Technology: Automotive
                                                   Electrician (B1228)
     Descriptor: Automotive Electrical


     21560VIC Certificate II in                    AUR30405 Certificate III in Automotive         12 months
     Automotive Technology Studies                 Mechanical Technology: Automotive
                                                   Mechanic Agricultural (B1230)
     Descriptor: Automotive Mechanics


     21560VIC Certificate II in                    AUR30405 Certificate III in Automotive         12 months
     Automotive Technology Studies                 Mechanical Technology: Automotive
                                                   Mechanic Heavy Vehicle Mobile
     Descriptor: Automotive Mechanics              Equipment (B1231)


     21560VIC Certificate II in                    AUR30405 Certificate III in Automotive         12 months
     Automotive Technology Studies                 Mechanical Technology: Automotive
                                                   Mechanic Heavy Vehicle Road Transport
     Descriptor: Automotive Mechanics              (B1232)


     21560VIC Certificate II in                    AUR30405 Certificate III in Automotive         12 months
     Automotive Technology Studies                 Mechanical Technology: Automotive
                                                   Mechanic Light Vehicle (B1233)
     Descriptor: Automotive Mechanics


     21560VIC Certificate II in                    AUR30405 Certificate III in Automotive         12 months
     Automotive Technology Studies                 Mechanical Technology: Automotive
                                                   Mechanic Motorcycle (B1234)
     Descriptor: Automotive Mechanics


     21560VIC Certificate II in                    AUR30505 Certificate III in Marine             12 months
     Automotive Technology Studies                 Mechanical
     Descriptor: Automotive Mechanics


     21560VIC Certificate II in                    AUR30605 Certificate III in Automotive         12 months
     Automotive Technology Studies                 Specialist: Automotive Mechanic Brakes
                                                   (B1235)
     Descriptor: Automotive Mechanics


     21560VIC Certificate II in                    AUR30605 Certificate III in Automotive         12 months
     Automotive Technology Studies
                                                   Specialist: Automotive Mechanic Diesel
     Descriptor: Automotive Mechanics              Fitter (B1236)




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     21560VIC Certificate II in                   AUR30605 Certificate III in Automotive           12 months
     Automotive Technology Studies                Specialist: Automotive Mechanic
                                                  Driveline (B1238)
     Descriptor: Automotive Mechanics


     21560VIC Certificate II in                   AUR30605 Certificate III in Automotive           12 months
     Automotive Technology Studies                Specialist: Automotive Mechanic Engine
                                                  Reconditioning (B1239)
     Descriptor: Automotive Engine
     Reconditioning


     21560VIC Certificate II in                   AUR30605 Certificate III in Automotive           12 months
     Automotive Technology Studies                Specialist: Automotive Mechanic Forklift
                                                  Mechanical (B1240)
     Descriptor: Automotive Mechanics


     21560VIC Certificate II in                   AUR30605 Certificate III in Automotive           12 months
     Automotive Technology Studies                Specialist: Automotive Mechanic Gas
                                                  Vehicle (B1241)
     Descriptor: Automotive Mechanics


     21560VIC Certificate II in                   AUR30605 Certificate III in Automotive           12 months
     Automotive Technology Studies                Specialist: Automotive Mechanic
                                                  Steering and Suspension (B1242)
     Descriptor: Automotive Mechanics


     21560VIC Certificate II in                   AUR30605 Certificate III in Automotive           12 months
     Automotive Technology Studies                Specialist: Automotive Mechanic
                                                  Transmissions (B1243)
     Descriptor: Automotive Mechanics


     21560VIC Certificate II in                   AUR30705 Certificate III in Outdoor              12 months
     Automotive Technology Studies                Power Equipment
     Descriptor: Automotive Mechanics


     21560VIC Certificate II in                   AUR30805 Certificate III in Automotive           12 months
     Automotive Technology Studies                Vehicle Body: Panel Beater (B1245)
     Descriptor: Panel Beating
     21560VIC Certificate II in                   AUR30805 Certificate III in Automotive           12 months
     Automotive Technology Studies                Vehicle Body: Vehicle Painter (B1247)
     Descriptor: Vehicle Painting



Table 2 - Automotive - Manufacturing Sector – Passenger Motor Vehicle


                COLUMN 1                   COLUMN 2          COLUMN 3              COLUMN 4        COLUMN 5 COLUMN 6
                                             Maximum          Minimum Workplace    Probationary    E&TR Act      State
Training Scheme –                            Duration         Training component      Period       provisions   Training
                                             (months)           (hours per week)      (days)         apply       Wage
Vocation & Qualification Name & Level
                                                                                                                Category
                                            F/T        P/T     SBAT       Other    F/T       P/T
                                                  **
                                                                ****
AUM20100 Certificate II in Automotive
                                             36        72       15         15        91       91      No           B
Manufacturing
AUM60100 Advanced Diploma of Automotive
                                             48        72       15         15        91       91      No          N/A
Manufacturing – Design and Development




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Table 3 – Automotive - Manufacturing Sector – Bus, Truck & Trailer


                COLUMN 1                     COLUMN 2         COLUMN 3                COLUMN 4        COLUMN 5 COLUMN 6
                                              Maximum          Minimum Workplace       Probationary   E&TR Act      State
Training Scheme –                             Duration         Training component         Period      provisions   Training
                                              (months)           (hours per week)         (days)        apply       Wage
Vocation & Qualification Name & Level
                                                                                                                   Category
                                             F/T        P/T     SBAT         Other    F/T     P/T
                                                   **
                                                                 ****
AUM25101 Certificate II in Automotive
                                              18        36       15           15        30      91       No            B
Manufacturing (Bus, Truck & Trailer)
AUM35101 Certificate III in Automotive
                                              48        72       15           15        91      91       Yes          N/A
Manufacturing (Bus, Truck & Trailer)



Table 4 – Non-Training Package courses


                COLUMN 1                     COLUMN 2         COLUMN 3                COLUMN 4        COLUMN 5 COLUMN 6
                                              Maximum          Minimum Workplace       Probationary   E&TR Act      State
Training Scheme –                             Duration         Training component         Period      provisions   Training
                                              (months)           (hours per week)         (days)        apply       Wage
Vocation & Qualification Name & Level
                                                                                                                   Category
                                             F/T        P/T     SBAT         Other    F/T     P/T
                                                   **
                                                                 ****

20007VIC Certificate III Convenience Store
                                              12        36       15           15        30      91       No           N/A
Operations


20008VIC Certificate IV Convenience Store
                                              12        36       15           15        30      91       No           N/A
Management


**       These Maximum Durations assume that the apprentice has not gained a lower level qualification prior to entering

         the training contract. For example:

         If a full time apprentice entered a Certificate IV after gaining a Certificate III, then the duration of the Training
         Contract would be substantially shorter than the maximum listed above. The time for the negotiated band of
         selected units would be incorporated in the Training Contract signed by the apprentice, employer and RTO.
***      Trainees undertaking an AQF IV traineeship shall receive the relevant weekly wage rate for AQF III trainees at
         Wage levels A, B or C as applicable with the addition of 3.8 per cent of that wage rate.
****     Where SBA&T are undertaken over three years (integrated SBA&T only), a minimum of 10 hours per week
         employment and training is appropriate. In all other cases a minimum of 15 hours per week employment and
         training is required.

Conditions

Apprenticeships

 The apprentice and employer must both agree to                       If the apprentice wants to leave the apprenticeship but
cancel the training contract. They must also mutually                 the employer does not agree, or the apprentice alleges
agree to change the provisions of the training contract.              unfair dismissal, the Victorian Skills Commission
 If the employer and apprentice are unable to agree                  may hold a hearing to resolve the dispute.
mutually on suspension or cancellation, the permission of             A Victorian Skills Commission delegate then decides how
the Victorian Skills Commission is required to suspend                the disagreement should be resolved.
or cancel the training contract. Permission is dependent               If the business an apprentice is working for is sold, the
on the employer‟s circumstances. If the training contract             apprenticeship is considered part of the business and
is cancelled, a Group Training Organisation may assist                must be continued by the new employer.
with the continuing employment of the apprentice.




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Traineeships                                                      Downturn of Business
    The apprentice/trainee or employer can cancel the            If you have been getting less business, you can ask your
training contract by giving notice in accordance with the         apprentice/trainee to work fewer days a week until
relevant award or employment agreement.                           business picks up. The apprentice‟s/trainee‟s wages may
    If the employer has a lack of business, the employer         be adjusted accordingly. You must continue to pay the
can suspend or cancel a training contract. In these               apprentice/trainee for off-the-job training attendance.
circumstances, a Group Training Organisation may assist           However a minimum of 15 hours per week of employment
with the continuing employment of the apprentice.                 and/or training must be provided
    If the apprentice wants to leave the traineeship but
the employer does not agree, or the apprentice alleges
unfair dismissal, contact WorkChoices Infoline on                 If you cannot afford to keep your apprentice, refer to the
1300 363 264. The Victorian Skills Commission cannot              conditions applying to the apprenticeship in the
hold a hearing to resolve these disputes.                         CONDITIONS section.
    If the business an apprentice is working for is sold,
the new owner does not have to continue the traineeship.          Sale of Business

Duration                                                          If you sell your business, refer to the conditions applying
                                                                  to the apprenticeship in the CONDITIONS section.
The duration of an apprenticeship/traineeship can be
varied by agreement between the apprentice/trainee and
employer. This can be done at any time during the
apprenticeship/traineeship.


Probation

During the probationary period, a training contract can be
cancelled by either the employer or apprentice/trainee by
giving notice under the relevant award or employment
agreement.




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                                    RELATED OCCUPATIONS

Automotive Apprenticeships/Traineeships                          Related Occupations
Certificate II in Automotive Administrative                      Service Administration- Automotive
Certificate II in Automotive Manufacturing (Accessory Fitting)   Accessory Fitter (Manufacturing)
Certificate II in Bicycles                                       Bicycle Serviceperson
Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology               Electrical Accessory Fitter - Automotive
Certificate II in Automotive Vehicle Servicing: Motorcycles      Motorcycle Mechanic
Certificate II in Automotive Vehicle Servicing: Light Vehicle    Light Vehicle Serviceperson
Certificate II in Automotive Vehicle Servicing: Heavy Vehicle    Heavy Vehicle Serviceperson
Certificate II in Marine                                         Marine Serviceperson
Certificate II in Automotive Mechanical: Air Conditioning        Air Conditioning Serviceperson
Certificate II in Automotive Mechanical: Cooling Systems         Automotive cooling System Serviceperson or
                                                                 radiator repairer
Certificate II in Automotive Mechanical: Cylinder Head           Automotive Cylinder Head Serviceperson
Certificate II in Automotive Mechanical: Reconditioning          Automotive Reconditioner Serviceperson
Certificate II in Automotive Mechanical: Driveline               Automotive Driveline Serviceperson
Certificate II in Automotive Mechanical: Transmission            Automotive Transmission Serviceperson
Certificate II in Automotive Mechanical: Exhaust Fitting         Automotive Exhaust Fitter and Repairer
Certificate II in Automotive Mechanical: Steering and            Automotive Steering and Suspension
Suspension                                                       Serviceperson
Certificate II in Automotive Mechanical: Tyre Fitting Heavy      Heavy Tyre Fitter and Repairer
Certificate II in Automotive Mechanical: Tyre Fitting Light      Light Tyre Fitter and Repairer
Certificate II in Automotive Mechanical: Underbody               Automotive Underbody Serviceperson
Certificate II in Outdoor Power Equipment                        Outdoor Power Equipment Serviceperson
Certificate II in Automotive Vehicle Body: Paint Preparation     Vehicle Paint Preparer
Certificate II in Automotive Vehicle Body: Panel Preparation     Vehicle Panel Preparer
Certificate II in Automotive Vehicle Body: Vehicle Dismantling   Vehicle Dismantler
Certificate II in Automotive Vehicle Body: Glazing               Vehicle Glazer
Certificate II in Automotive Vehicle Body: Vehicle Preparation   Vehicle Preparer
Certificate II in Automotive Vehicle Body: Window Tinting        Vehicle Window Tinter
Certificate II in Automotive Vehicle Body: Vehicle Trimming      Vehicle Trimmer
Certificate II in Motorsport                                     Motorsport Serviceperson
Certificate II in Automotive Sales: Aftermarket Retail
                                                                 Aftermarket Salesperson
Operation
Certificate II in Automotive Sales: Bicycle B1221                Bicycle Salesperson
Certificate II in Automotive Sales: Heavy Vehicle Mobile         Heavy Vehicle Mobile Equipment
Equipment                                                        Salesperson
Certificate II in Automotive Sales: Outdoor Power Equipment      Outdoor Power Equipment Salesperson
Certificate II in Automotive Sales: Replacement Parts and        Salesperson Replacement Parts and
Accessories                                                      Accessories
Certificate II in Automotive Sales: Service Station Operation    Service Station Operations Salesperson
Certificate II in Automotive Sales: Vehicle                      Vehicle Salesperson
Certificate II in Automotive Warehousing/Distribution            Automotive Warehousing/Distribution
Operations                                                       Operations Service Person
Certificate III in Automotive Administration                     Administrator- Automotive
Certificate III in Bicycles                                      Bicycle Serviceperson
Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology:
                                                                 Automotive Electrician
Automotive Electrician
Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology:
                                                                 Electrical Mechanic
Automotive Electronics
Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology:
                                                                 Agricultural Automotive Mechanic
Automotive Mechanic Agriculture
Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology:
                                                                 Heavy Vehicle Mobile Equipment Mechanic
Automotive Mechanic Heavy Vehicle Mobile Equipment
Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology:
                                                                 Heavy Vehicle Road Equipment Mechanic
Automotive Mechanic Heavy Vehicle Road Transport
Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology:
                                                                 Automotive Light Vehicle Mechanic
Automotive Mechanic Light Vehicle
Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology:             Automotive Motorcycle Mechanic

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Automotive Mechanic Motorcycle
Certificate III in Marine- Mechanical                                Marine Mechanic
Certificate III in Automotive Specialist: Automotive Mechanic
                                                                     Automotive Brake Mechanic
Brakes
Certificate III in Automotive Specialist: Automotive Mechanic
                                                                     Diesel Mechanic
Diesel Fitter
Certificate III in Automotive Specialist: Automotive Mechanic
                                                                     Diesel Fuel Specialist
Diesel Fuel
Certificate III in Automotive Specialist: Automotive Mechanic
                                                                     Driveline Mechanic
Driveline
Certificate III in Automotive Specialist: Automotive Mechanic
                                                                     Automotive Engine Reconditioner
Engine Reconditioning
Certificate III in Automotive Specialist: Automotive Mechanic
                                                                     Forklift Mechanic
Forklift Mechanical
Certificate III in Automotive Specialist: Automotive Mechanic
                                                                     Gas Vehicle Mechanic
Gas Vehicle
Certificate III in Automotive Specialist: Automotive Mechanic
                                                                     Automotive Steering & Suspension Specialist
Steering & Suspension
Certificate III in Automotive Specialist: Automotive Mechanic
                                                                     Automotive Transmission Specialist
Transmissions
Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment                           Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanic
Certificate III in Automotive Vehicle Body: Body Builder             Vehicle Body Builder
Certificate III in Automotive Vehicle Body: Panel Beater             Panel Beater
Certificate III in Automotive Vehicle Body: Vehicle Glazer           Vehicle Glazer
Certificate III in Automotive Vehicle Body: Vehicle Painter          Vehicle Painter
Certificate III in Automotive Vehicle Body: Vehicle Trimmer          Vehicle Trimmer
Certificate III Motorsport                                           Motorsport Serviceperson
Certificate III in Automotive Sales: Aftermarket Retail              Aftermarket Sales Supervisor
Operations                                                           (Pathway 1 or 2)
Certificate III in Automotive Sales: Bicycle                         Bicycle Salesperson
Certificate III in Automotive Sales: Farm Machinery                  Farm Machinery Salesperson
Certificate III in Automotive Sales: Outdoor Power Equipment         Outdoor Power Equipment Salesperson
Certificate III in Automotive Sales: Service Station                 Service Station Supervisor
Certificate III in Automotive Sales: Vehicle                         Vehicle Salesperson
Certificate III in Automotive Warehousing/Distribution               Automotive Warehousing/Distribution
Operations                                                           Supervisor
Certificate III in Automotive Retail, Service and Repair             Automotive Retail, Service and Repair
                                                                     Supervisor
Certificate III in Automotive (Sales Parts Interpreting)             Automotive Parts Interpreter
Certificate II in Automotive Manufacturing                           Automotive Manufacturing Production Worker
                                                                     (Passenger Motor Vehicle)
Certificate II in Automotive Manufacturing (Bus, Truck & Trailer)    Bus/Truck/Trailer Manufacturing Operator
Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing (Bus, Truck & Trailer)   Bus/Truck/Trailer Manufacturing Supervisor




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                       REGISTERED TRAINING ORGANISATIONS



    To access details of registered training organisations offering training for apprenticeships and
                                           traineeships, go to:

                                https://secure.otte.vic.gov.au/gftp/index.aspx
                                                       or
                                            http://www.ntis.gov.au

Choose an RTO to enrol your apprentice with from these databases. If the chosen RTO is not on the website
list, it is unlikely that government funded training is available. Training could be conducted under fee for
service arrangements. Alternatively you may wish to select another RTO who can provide government funded
training for your apprentice/trainee.


Or apply for your business to become an RTO by calling the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority
(VRQA) on (03) 9637 2806.




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                           SAMPLE TRAINING PROGRAMS
Sample training programs are examples only which show possible options for the selection of
competencies in a Training Package. Most qualifications contain a mixture of core (compulsory)
and elective competencies. Check the packaging rules of the Training Package for required
competencies and pre-requisites. Your training plan, developed with you by your RTO, should fully
detail all competencies to be delivered and detail the assessment arrangements.


               Several Sample Training Programs can be found at:
 http://trainingsupport.otte.vic.gov.au (in the last pages of purchasing guides).

         A comprehensive number of Sample Training Programs are at:
                         http://www.aatinfo.com.au/




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                           ACRONYMS & DEFINITIONS

AFO                          Apprenticeship Field Officer - Field Officers of Skills Victoria who
                             provide assistance to employers and apprentices.



Apprenticeship/Traineeship A training contract between an employer and an employee where
                           the employer provides training and the employee learns the
                           occupation/trade.

GTO                          Group Training Organisation - employ apprentices/trainees and
                             places them with „host‟ employers.



AAC                          Australian Apprenticeships Centre – Provides
                             apprenticeship/traineeship services to both employers and
                             apprentices/trainees. Located throughout Victoria.

SV                           Skills Victoria




RTO                          Registered Training Organisation - Training Provider recognised
                             by the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA)
                             e.g. TAFE Institute, private training provider

VSC                          Victorian Skills Commission




STP                          Sample Training Program - an example of a training program an
                             apprentice/trainee could complete.



Training Contract            An agreement between an employer and apprentice/trainee
                             detailing training conditions and the type of training your
                             apprentice/trainee will receive.

WorkChoices Infoline         A Service of the Department of Education, Employment and
                             Workplace Relations - Commonwealth department which deals
                             with industrial relations issues including wage queries.




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