Be a part of cultivating the future of the hospitality industry.

If you are an employer of an Australian apprentice, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Australian Government to help with hiring and training an apprentice.

The Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) can help you determine your eligibility for incentive payments.

For more information:

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Award rates.

Awards are specific legal documents that outline the minimum pay rates and conditions of employment, usually in a particular industry. While some of these conditions are the same in many awards, other entitlements are case-by-case depending on the award.

Apprentices from AIOH are under
your business award.

Like employees, apprentices are entitled to annual leave, sick leave, public holidays and breaks.

Did you know pay can increase
during an apprenticeship?

The Hospitality Award has competency-based pay increases. This means an apprentice will be entitled to a pay increase when they have completed a certain percentage of the total skill competencies on the agreed training plan.

    • The following are the different employee classifications under the Hospitality (General) Award:
  • •  Cooking – Apprentice 1st year / Stage 1
    •  Cooking – Apprentice 2nd year / Stage 2
  • •  Cooking – Apprentice 3rd year / Stage 3

•  Waiting – Apprentice 1st six months (0-6 months) / Stage 1
•  Waiting – Apprentice 2nd six months (7-12 months) / Stage 2
•  Waiting – Apprentice 3rd six months (13-18 months) / Stage 3
•  Waiting – Apprentice 4th six months (19-24 months) / Stage 4

  • •  Other than waiting or cooking – Apprentice 1st year / Stage 1
  • •  Other than waiting or cooking – Apprentice 2nd year / Stage 2

  • •  Other than waiting or cooking – Apprentice 3rd year / Stage 3

  • •  Other than waiting or cooking – Apprentice 4th year / Stage 4

    You can calculate how much to pay your apprentice here.

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Here are the steps to take to employ a student apprentice from AIOH.

The process of finding an apprentice
Step One

If this is your first time employing an apprentice, you must be registered with the State Government to employ apprentices, including student apprentices.

You will need your ABN and Legal Name to register.

Step Two

Once the application form to registration is submitted, a representative from the Department for Innovation and Skills will call you to discuss your application and ensure you can provide the variety of work required.

Sometimes, a meeting to see the work environment of your business and receive more information may be required.

Step Three

The Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) will organise the training contract.

The contract will ensure that AIOH will deliver the training to the student apprentice that best fits the employer and their business.

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Expression of Interest

Interested in employing a student apprentice from AIOH?

We’re here to help you every step of the way.

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