As a host employer, you only have a few essential responsibilities:

  • Provide a safe working environment
  • Provide meaningful work for your trainee to complete
  • Sign the fortnightly timesheets prepared by your trainee
  • Help develop and support your trainee throughout their traineeship
  • Support the trainee’s formal education

Trainees benefit from working with host employers who support their development, through both their formal qualification and also through on-the-job learning. Taking some time to understand your trainee and how they learn helps them to get the most out of their experience.

For more information on your role as a host employer, please visit the Policies and Procedures section of our website here, where you will find:

If you are working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders trainees, please be sure to watch our Aboriginal Programs FAQ video, highlighting what you need to know about working with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander trainee.

> Taking on an Indigenous Trainee: What you Need to Know