As an employer and business owner, you need to remain competitive in the changing global economy. Your employees need relevant, transferable and innovative skills to meet today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities. If you are thinking about investing in the skills of your workforce, it’s a good time to consider VET for your staff. My Skills can help you invest wisely in the future of your business.
What is VET?
VET, or vocational education and training, offers your staff nationally recognised qualifications across a range of areas relevant to your industry. Qualifications range from Certificate I to Certificate IV, Diploma, and Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma. Unlike other learning options, VET lets your staff undertake partial qualifications, short courses, skill sets and units of competency, allowing them to gain the specific skills relevant to your business needs.
Your staff can study directly with a registered training organisation (RTO) or they can train on the job through an apprenticeship or traineeship if they are available in your industry.
How can I take on an apprentice or trainee?
Employing an Australian Apprentice (apprentice or trainee) is a smart investment in the future of your business. Investing in training through an Australian Apprenticeship can provide your business with real benefits and contribute to your bottom line. You can find an Australian Apprentice by:
- contacting an Apprenticeship Network Provider in your region
- contacting a jobactive organisation in your region
- contacting a Group Training Organisation
- advertising the position in your local paper or on job search websites such as Australian Job Search
- recruiting someone you know or have had recommended to you