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Welcome to MRAEL ACE Apprenticeships Centre

your experienced Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider where people are our business, it’s what we do!

With over 30 years’ experience in managing apprentices and trainees, MRAEL is the ideal Apprenticeship Network Provider for you or your business. Whether you are an employer, a job seeker looking for an apprenticeship or traineeship or someone who needs assistance finding your ideal career path, MRAEL has the expertise and knowledge to support you to maximise your potential.

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Universal Services

Universal services are available to all employers, apprentices and trainees and provide the essential services required to support the employment of apprenticeships and trainees.

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Targeted Services

Targeted services are designed to provide additional assistance to identified employers and individuals to support them to successful completion of an apprenticeship or traineeship. Targeted services are split into two streams, Gateway and In-training Support.

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How can MRAEL’s Australian Apprentice Support Network services help you? People are our business, it’s what we do. Since 1985, MRAEL has assisted businesses to build the capacity of their workforce with apprentice and trainee solutions. We enjoy the challenge of providing quality solutions through innovation, inspiration and intelligence. Let us assist you with a unique solution to match your individual needs.

How can MRAEL ACE Apprenticeships Centre help you as an employer?

  • Support to select the right qualification to fit your business.
  • Provide Gateway support to identified businesses requiring extra assistance.
  • Complete the Training Contract and apprentice/trainee sign-up.
  • Conduct eligibility checks for relevant employer incentive payments.
  • Create your own recruitment profile
  • Search our wide range of vacancies for a career path that suits you
  • Complete MRAEL's free range of aptitude testing online
  • Register for MRAEL's newsletter to stay up to date with new vacancies
  • Get advice about career pathway that you might be suited for
  • Find out about education and training opportunities that will help you achieve your goals
  • Receive expert support and assistance tailored specifically to you
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Find Frequently Asked Questions Here Commencing an apprenticeship or traineeship can seem overwhelming at first. There’s a lot to understand, but there’s just as much support and advice available to assist you throughout the duration of your apprenticeship or traineeship. MRAEL has over 30 years’ experience supporting and mentoring apprentices and trainees to successful completion with our expert knowledge, information and advice.
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The term Australian Apprenticeships collectively refers to both apprenticeships and traineeships.

Apprenticeships and traineeships combine paid work with structured formal training that leads to the achievement of a nationally recognised qualification.

Apprenticeships and traineeships are available in a wide variety of industries and occupations, including traditional trades and non-trade based occupations.

A Training Contract is the formal agreement between an employer and an apprentice or trainee that outlines the specific details of the apprenticeship or traineeship that is to be undertaken, as well as the responsibilities and obligations of both parties.

A Training Contract must be completed before an apprenticeship or traineeship can commence and is registered with the Queensland State Training Authority, the Department of Education and Training (DET Qld).

There are a number of additional stakeholders that work together to support employers and their apprentices and trainees. Each stakeholder provides a unique service throughout the apprenticeship or traineeship.

The stakeholders involved are:
1. Australian Apprenticeship Network Provider
2. Registered Training Organisation
3. State Training Authority
4. Australian Government Department of Education and Training

Some employers also choose to engage a Group Training Organisation to assist with the employment and management of their apprentices and trainees.

Apprentice and trainee wages and entitlements are dependent upon the industrial instrument applicable to your workplace.

For more information, contact the Fair Work Ombudsman on 13 13 94 or visit http://www.fairwork.gov.au. You can also speak to an MRAEL Field Officer about services we can provide to assist with apprentice and trainee payroll obligations.

Depending on the industrial instrument that is applicable to your workplace, some employers may be required to pay or reimburse their apprentices or trainees RTO tuition fees.

If the industrial agreement does not stipulate any arrangements for RTO fees, then the apprentice or trainee can be required to pay their own fees. Some employers make arrangements with their apprentices or trainees to pay the RTO fees.

MRAEL can assist with any additional questions you might have about employing an apprentice or trainee, or questions about your current apprentices or trainees.

Whatever support you need, MRAEL has a service that can assist your business to maximise its potential with apprenticeships and traineeships.

Access MRAEL's FREE Gateway Services and Career Advice As an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider, MRAEL is committed to assisting you to maximise your career opportunities through our Gateway services. Our expert staff have the knowledge and experience to assist you to identify the most suitable apprenticeship or traineeship to match your skills, interests and previous experience. We have an extensive range of information and resources to assist you in understanding the pathways available and the outcomes you can achieve! What are Gateway Services?