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  • 1.  Training and incentives

    Posted 16 days ago
    I am currently looking into the problem with no one wanting to employ anyone. It is because small businesses are actually not getting any incentive. I have multiple apprentices and I only get 750 every 3 months to help with wages. I have currently found out it costs me 849 to get its by the time the paperwork is done. So unless you can offer some experience it’s a very hard sell
    Thank you Dean


  • 2.  RE: Training and incentives

    Posted 15 days ago

    I find your statement most disconcerting as all businesses should have a social responsibility and you're nearly being paid the cost of training your apprentices. I can remember when organisations were required to put a percentage of the turnover into training because no training was occurring with a resultant lack of skilled people. 

    This has become so terrible that companies are expected to practice the quadruple bottom line eg Profit, Environment, Societal responsibility / sustainability and governance . I used to run my own business, especially during the Hawk years, and I didn't think it was too much to train employees/ apprentices.

    heres a reference for quadruple bottom line https://cambridgeleadershipdevelopment.com/quadruple-bottom-line-for-sustainable-prosperity/



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    Ken Chapman
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  • 3.  RE: Training and incentives

    Posted 15 days ago
    Yes my main concern is that the training is solely on the business now as TAFE etc are only assessment they no longer do any training.
    Thank you Dean




  • 4.  RE: Training and incentives

    Posted 15 days ago

    So let's get the state & federal governments to pull their weights too. I grew up when the Post Master General, Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation, State Railways etc would produce apprentices.

    Also our apprenticeship system is antiquated when other advanced countries now do abbreviated apprenticeships with then time in the businesses. 



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    Ken Chapman
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