Are employment hours at fixed times?
At AIOH, we know how busy hospitality establishments can get and always take into consideration your needs as an employer.
Students will still need to partake in structured training at our trade school while working under the employer. Therefore, hours of employment need to be agreed on between the school, student and employer.
At AIOH, there are two training options available,
where students will receive formal learning at our training facilities.
Training can be delivered a few hours every week, or less often in blocks:
Monday Day Release
We offer a day release option, where students will receive structured training every Monday from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.
Block Release Training
This option allows the students to receive training for four to five days every couple of months from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm instead of not being able to work every Monday.
No, the school-based apprenticeship program is super accommodating to the employer’s requirements.
The employer, student and school can negotiate on hours and
come to an agreement where every party’s requirements are met.
Apprentices are required to work a minimum of 7.5 hours per week.
Yes, you can employ apprentices during school holiday periods.
A minimum of 7.5 employment hours per week may be averaged over a three month period, twice a year, in each year of the school-based program. Therefore, during school holidays they may have the choice of working extra hours.
Yes, you will need to pay your apprentices a wage. The wages are set by industry awards that outline pay rates, conditions, rights and entitlements.
If the award coverage is not adequate, or if the parties to the training contract wish to make other arrangements, they may enter into an Enterprise Agreement.
Yes. There is a probation period of one to six months.
This allows the employer and apprentice to evaluate the training requirements
During this period, either party can choose to withdraw from the contract.
When the probation period ends, all parties are bound by the terms of the training contract. At this point, the training contract can only be suspended, transferred, terminated or varied by the mutual agreement of involved parties.
Before the apprenticeship begins, the employer will need to sign a Training Contract and Training Plan, which the student and RTO will also sign in agreement.
For full-time apprentices, the payment for off-the-job training is not worked out based on the hours spent training. Instead, the apprentice gets paid for 25 per cent of the hours you work for your employer each week.
Part-time apprentices are paid an hourly rate for all the time spent in training.
No need to stress, hiring an apprentice is still possible!
We are a Group Training Organisation and can help you set up the apprenticeship via our partners.