For Parents & Career Counsellors


As a parent, you want your child to have the best possible future. If they’re considering a traineeship or apprenticeship, you want them to have a good employer and the best chance of completing their training and earning a qualification.

All members of AEN(SA) are accredited by the State Government of South Australia for meeting National Standards for Group Training Organisations. These Standards include requirements for effective support of Apprentices and Trainees.

Group Training Organisations offer significant advantages which many other employers of apprentices and trainees aren’t able to provide.

To learn more about Group Training and the benefits for your child, visit the following pages contained in this section:

Career Help

The Good Careers Guide (click here)has information about hundreds of different jobs, including details of the training and qualifications your child will need.

The Vocation Finder (click here) will help you to locate all of our member Group Training Organisations in South Australia that employ apprentices and trainees in your child’s chosen area. For enquiries, contact the Group Training Organisation directly.

The Job Board (click here) lists all of the current apprenticeships and traineeships available with our member Group Training Organisations in South Australia. Applications should be made direct to the Group Training Organisation.

Career Counsellors

Opportunities for Apprenticeships and Traineeships with Group Training

Do you have students or clients who are interested in starting their career as an Apprentice or Trainee?

Group Training Organisations are large employers of Apprentices and Trainees in South Australia. Our members are Group Training Organisations which cover a wide range of Apprenticeships and Traineeships and operate throughout the whole State. They are in an excellent position to place suitable applicants.

How Does the Selection Process Work?

All of our members select for vacancies throughout the year. The criteria applicants need to meet, and the process used vary from one Group Training Organisation to another – interested job seekers will need to contact the relevant Group Training Organisation for details. Generally however applicants will need to have successfully completed at least Year 11. Most members will ask applicants to undertake an aptitude test relevant to the vocation they are interested in. Many will also interview applicants, and some will contact participants in pre-vocational courses.

Information and Assistance – Leaflet for Job Seekers

The Association produces a leaflet for students and job seekers – copies are available in all secondary schools in South Australia. If you would like a copy, please click here to email us. Information and Assistance – School Visits We are able to visit schools to provide information to students – this can be a general session about Group Training, or sessions relating to specific types of Apprenticeships or Traineeships.

If you would like to organise a session, please click here to contact us.

Case Studies

Case Stories To find out how Group Training traineeships and apprenticeships have helped other young people establish their career, visit our stories page.