FAQ On Host Employers

Below is a list of frequently asked questions relating to Host Employers.

What is an apprenticeship?
What is group training?
Can I choose the apprentice I want?
Where does the apprentice attend training?

What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a period of time during which an apprentice is contracted to an employer to learn about and become qualified in a particular trade. It combines practical experience in a workplace with structured off the job training at a registered training organisation (RTO).

The term of an apprenticeship in the electrical industry is four years and includes both on and off the job training. In Western Australia apprenticeships are delivered under a competency based training system. On 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. Off the job training is provided either one day per week or at prescheduled blocks of time at the RTO and the rest of the time is spent on the job.[SD1]

What is group training?
Group Training is an employment and training arrangement whereby a Group Training Organisation (GTO) like EGT, employs apprentices under an Apprenticeship Training Contract and places them with Host Employers. The GTO is the employer and as such undertakes all of the legal employer responsibilities and for the quality and continuity of the apprentices' employment and training. The GTO also manages the additional care and support necessary to achieve the successful completion of the Training Contract.

Can I choose the apprentice I want?
EGT will endeavour to provide you with an apprentice to suit your specific company needs based on the information you provide. If you know an EGT apprentice and would like to request an apprentice by name, EGT will provide you with the apprentice of your choice whenever possible. If the apprentice is already committed to another host for a period of time, EGT will offer to provide you with an apprentice of equivalent/similar skills and abilities dependant on availability (this will be discussed with your company representative during the sign up process).

You can also request for EGT to hire a specific apprentice that you may have had for work experience or know (family, friends, etc). Your applicant simply applies at www.egt.net.au and lists you as the requesting host employer. Feel free to contact one of our representatives to discuss this further.

Where does the apprentice attend training?
EGT arranges off the job training for all apprentices. Apprenticeship training is arranged at College of Electrical Training (CET) Joondalup or Jandakot. EGT apprentices also attend other training courses throughout their apprenticeship and this could be at CET, Equipsafe or other RTO’s if our preferred RTO’s are not able to provide specific training.

Can I give the apprentice my uniform?
EGT provides our apprentice with cotton long sleeve shirts, long pants and lace up boots compliant to Australian Standards every year. However, if you would like the apprentice to wear your company uniform you may, as long as they are of the same standard i.e. cotton, long sleeves and long pants and lace up boots compliant to Australian Standards as per EGT policy.

Click here to download the EGT Host Booklet.


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