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Who we are

Smart Apprenticeship Solutions enables tradespeople to take on apprentices and trainees without the hassle of screening & recruiting, paying wages, or organising training at college.  There is no recruitment fees, a simple hourly rate is charged ONLY when the apprentice or trainee is on-site.

Smart Apprenticeship Solutions is a recognised leader in employment and training services, having helped more than 30,000 apprentices and trainees into their chosen careers over the past 40 years.

We deeply value our Host Employers and their dedication to the careers, training and mentoring of Australian apprentices.

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What We Do

Our valued Host Employers are invoiced ONLY for when the apprentice is on-site, usually 38 weeks of the year.   All public holidays, annual leave, sick leave and training days are not invoiced as these days are covered by the standard hourly invoiced rate.

Smart Apprenticeship Solutions is a not-for-profit, registered Charity.  Our mission is to provide training and education opportunities through apprenticeships and traineeships, focussing on the disadvantaged and young people.

For Host Employers it means less hassle and more time to concentrate on running your business.

We take the hassle out of skills development for your business and look after everything to do with the apprentice or trainee – freeing you up to focus on your business.

Smart Apprenticeship Solutions regularly onboard new and enthusiastic candidates who are looking to start their careers or continue with their apprenticeship or traineeship.

Throughout NSW and Queensland (from the NSW border to South-East and all the way up to North Queensland), we’re experienced in supporting host employers with our apprenticeship management services.

For more information and a full list of current candidates to fit your needs, whatever your industry, please leave your details below.

Smart Apprenticeship Solutions take care of:

Staff Recruitment

Staff Recruitment Handled by Us

Work Place Health & Safety Testing

We Provide all the Health and Safty Paperwork

Work Cover

Work Cover Claims

All Apprentice Wages

Staff Recruitment Handled by Us

All Income Tax

We Provide all the Health and Safty Paperwork

All Superannuation

Work Cover Claims

Annual Leave & Personal Leave

Annual Leave & Personal Leave

Sick Leave

Sick Leave

Public Holiday Pay

Public Holiday Pay

College Bookings and Wages During College

College Bookings and Wages During College

Issuing Apprentice Uniforms & PPE

Issuing Apprentice Uniforms & PPE

All Government Department Contacts

All Government Department Contacts

Free Fit Testing!

Smart Apprenticeship Solutions has a QuantiFit machine to provide face mask Fit Testing. Whilst we perform the Apprentice’s Fit Test for free, we are also happy to do the Fit Testing for you and your staff at a very reduced rate.

Host Employer Responsibilities

Our valued Host Employers provide a safe work site, and on-the-job training for our Apprentices.

Host Employers must also:

  • Provide, or arrange to provide, the facilities and range of work as specified in the training plan, ensuring the apprentice or trainee is adequately supervised by a qualified person.
  • Release the Apprentice to attend off-the-job training at their associated training organisation, if required.
  • Notify Smart Apprenticeship Solutions immediately if there are any problems.
  • Provide 38 hours of work per week.

How it Works

We meet with you to gain an understanding of your business and skills needs, advising on apprenticeships and traineeships that could support these needs. Working with you, we will develop a profile of the right person for your business.

We cross match with our available candidates to your needs and select the best candidate for the position. A shortlist of candidates is then presented to you, allowing you to make your final choice.

The apprentice or trainee starts working in your business. Smart Apprenticeship Solutions pay the wages, take care of all paperwork, coordinate their training, and provide mentoring, support and performance monitoring. You are only invoiced for when the apprentice is on-site. An Employment Officer is assigned to maintain regular contact with you and your apprentice, to provide assistance where and when appropriate.

We act swiftly to assist you and your business if circumstances change. We need 10 working days’ notice if you no longer require the apprentice or trainee, and to find another Host Employer for the Apprentice or Trainee. Similarly, if your apprentice or trainee’s circumstances change, we can find your business a replacement apprentice or trainee.

Host Your Next Apprentice/Trainee Today

Enquire with us below to find out more.

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