Need support, information or assistance?
Ring the Apprenticeship Office Helpline on 13 19 54!
We can help you with:
- accessing incentives for employers of apprentices and trainees;
- finding an apprentice or trainee through the Out of contract register;
- assistance with the management of your training contract, including changes to the contract; and
- assistance to use the Western Australian Apprenticeship Management System (WAAMS) online client portal to manage your training contract, and make claims for State Government incentives.
Apprenticeship and Traineeship Reengagement Incentive
The Apprenticeship and Traineeship Reengagement Incentive (the reengagement incentive) was a $15.8 million commitment by the WA State Government, to assist employers to reengage apprentices and trainees who had been displaced due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The reengagement incentive concluded on 30 June 2022. Employers will no longer be assessed for eligibility for the incentive as of 1 July 2022, however; employers who were assessed as eligible prior to 30 June 2022 will still be able to claim incentive payments when the milestone payment point is reached.
Please refer to the Apprenticeship and traineeship re-engagement incentive fact sheet for further information.
Out of contract register for apprentices and trainees
An Out of Contract Register has been established to assist apprentices and trainees who have recently had their training contract terminated or cancelled.
The register lists out of contract apprentices and trainees in metropolitan and regional Western Australia.
The register does not disclose personal information — just details about the industry area the apprenticeship or traineeship is in, and the apprentice or trainee's location (eg; Perth metropolitan or regional area).
The register is also provided to the WA Jobs and Skills Centres, Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) providers and group training organisations (GTOs) who work with employers and can help to connect them with apprentices and trainees looking for employment.
How do apprentices or trainees get on to the register?
When Apprenticeship Office receives notification that a training contract has been terminated, they will contact the apprentice or trainee to ask if they would like to be added to the Out of Contract Register.
What do I do when I find a match?
When you find an apprentice or trainee on the register that matches your needs, contact Apprenticeship Office on 13 19 54. If the apprentice or trainee has given permission to share their contact details, you will be given these so that you can contact them directly to discuss your employment opportunity.
What should I do when contacting the apprentice/trainee?
You should ask questions about the apprentice or trainee's work experience and training, and you may also want to ask the apprentice or trainee to come in for a meeting or to attend an interview, to determine if they are a good match for your business needs.
Search for an apprentice or trainee
You can use the search box to look for something specific, or browse the full register to find an apprentice or trainee. You can also sort each of the columns. If you have any queries about the register, please contact Apprenticeship Office on 13 19 54.
The register was last updated Monday 19 September 2022.
How we can help
Jobs and Skills Centres, located across Perth and regional Western Australia work closely with employers, business and the local community provide free information and support about training, careers and job searching. They are connected with local jobseekers, and can assist you to find an apprentice or trainee. Contact your local JSC to find out how they can help you.