Need an Apprentice? Why use Novaskill?

Recruitment is often exhausting, time consuming and expensive.

Novaskill take all the hard work and administration out of recruiting, inducting, training and employing apprentices and trainees. Our passionate team work with you to ensure we find a dedicated and enthusiastic employee for your business.


Since 1980, Novaskill has been helping businesses recruit and manage their trainee and apprentice workforce.

As one of the early pioneers of Group Training Services, our experience has provided us an intricate knowledge of the very specific needs of a multitude of industries. This has led to a profound understanding of the best way to align those needs with the right apprentice or trainee to fit your business.

Choosing to invest in an apprentice or trainee can have enormous benefits for your business.

Apprenticeships and traineeships offer the ability for your employees to ‘learn and earn’.

Apprenticeships and traineeships combine paid employment with training that leads to qualifications and skills that are recognised across Australia and by other employers in the industry.

Apprenticeships and traineeships combine structured and on the job training with paid employment. Upon completion, the apprentice or trainee will have gained a Nationally Recognised Qualification and have experienced a real job with your business.

You may choose to employ an apprentice/trainee in a full-time, part-time or school-based capacity.

Offering someone the opportunity to build a career through an apprenticeship or traineeship fosters loyalty and respect and will ensure your business is ready with supervisors and leaders for the future.

Having the unique opportunity to mentor and teach ‘your way of doing things’ means that efficiency and productivity begins immediately. If you’re interested in learning more about how your business can create an employment opportunity for a young person in your local community, contact your local Novaskill branch for more information.

Access the best talent with Novaskill

Join the many businesses profiting from the flexible labour solutions with Novaskill apprentices or trainees. Learn what Group Training can do for your business.

Apprentices can be full time or part time

  • Full Time

    Full time apprentices and trainees work and train an average of 38 hours a week and are not considered a casual employee. This means they have ongoing employment.

  • Part Time

    A Part time apprentice or trainee are also considered a regular employee, continuously employed, working and training no less than 15 hours a week (averaged over a 4 week cycle).

What’s the difference between an apprentice and a trainee?

  • Apprenticeship

    An Apprentice is trained in a traditional trade, such as a chef, mechanic, plumber or builder. Once completed your apprenticeship you would be considered a qualified tradesman.

  • Traineeship

    Trainees are trained in a vocational area that may be considered a white, green or blue collared profession. Job roles include office administration, IT and Tourism. Once completed a trainee will receive a qualification in their chosen vocational area.

Apprenticeships and traineeships are a smart and cost effective way to recruit and train employees to meet the current and future needs of your business.

What is a mature aged apprenticeship?

It doesn’t matter how old you are,; commencing a apprenticeship or traineeship is the same for everyone. Novaskill encourages older apprentices and trainees- you provide reliability, life skills and knowledge and maturity.

Some of your prior life experiences and early learning may provide you with credit and reduce your overall training time via Recognition of prior learning (RPL) or recognition of current competency (RCC).

As a mature age apprentice or trainee, you may earn different wages compared to a young apprentice or trainees. Phone the Fair Work Ombudsman on 13 13 94 to discuss wages.

What is a school-based apprentice?

School-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SATs) allow year 11 and 12 students to work for your business as paid employees and undertake training to attain a nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification as well as their Higher School Certificate (HSC)/ Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).

An SAT will be on the job for approximately one day each week throughout Year 11 and Year 12 and will begin full time work as a second year apprentice or trainee from the January after they finish school.

Would you like more information about hiring an apprentice or trainee with Novaskill?

Contact us today for more information and an obligation free chat

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