Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of frequently asked questions relating to apprenticeships.

What is an apprenticeship?
What are an apprentice's obligations?
Is the probation period included in the term of apprenticeship?
What school results do I need to have?
Who pays the training fees - The employer or the apprentice?
What rates of pay apply to apprenticeships?
How are apprentices recruited?
Why become an EGT apprentice?
What is the anniversary date of an apprenticeship?
Tips on becoming an EGT Apprentice

What is an Apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a period of time during which an apprentice is contracted to an employer to learn the necessary skills required to become qualified in a particular trade. It combines practical experience in a workplace with a structured off the job training at a contracted training provider. The term of an apprenticeship in the electrical industry is four years.

In Western Australia apprenticeships are delivered under a competency based, flexible training system. Workplace and off-the-job training and assessment procedures have been introduced based on the skills the apprentice should acquire over the term of the apprenticeship.

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What are an apprentice’s obligations?
An apprentice is obliged to:

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Is the probation period included in the term of apprenticeship?
Yes, a three month probationary period is included in the term of the apprenticeship.

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What school results do I need to have?
Generally, an electrical apprentice will need to have completed year 10 and have strong numeracy and literacy skills. Due to the technical and mathematical nature of the electrical trade, applicants will benefit from passing Year 11 mathematics.

To discuss the selection requirements for an apprenticeship please feel free to contact EGT or undertake a practice test for the Readiness Assessment which is accessible when logging into an existing Energise Oz account here. This practice test is aligned to the Readiness Assessment and is therefore a perfect preparation.

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Who pays the training fees - The employer or the apprentice?
The apprentice is responsible for paying fees to Registered Training Organisations (RTO).

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What rates of pay apply to apprenticeships?
Apprentices receive wages according to EGT's Collective Agreement and according to the year of the apprenticeship.

How are apprentices recruited?
EGT recruits apprentices through a range of avenues including:

  1. Pre-apprenticeship courses,
  2. High schools,
  3. Word of Mouth,
  4. Directly, where a prospective apprentice contacts us

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Why become an EGT Apprentice?

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What is the anniversary date of an apprenticeship?
The anniversary date is the date the apprenticeship commenced.

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Tips on becoming an EGT Apprentice

You can do a number of things including:

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