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Value for money with HIA apprentices

Hiring an apprentice through HIA Apprentices is not just cost-effective, it reduces the complexity of having an apprentice.

Value for money with HIA apprentices

Hiring an apprentice through HIA Apprentices is not just cost-effective, it reduces the complexity of having an apprentice.

Using a Group Training Organisation such as HIA Apprentices isn’t just a convenient way to manage the recruitment, administration and care of your apprentices, it’s an overwhelmingly cost-effective solution when compared to hiring an apprentice directly.  

Use HIA Apprentices to manage your apprentice

Hiring an apprentice through a Group Training Organisation (GTO) such as HIA not only saves you time and hassle, it’s more cost-effective than when you hire an apprentice directly. 

Using a GTO to get the labour you need is often considered to be expensive, but recent research has revealed it can be more expensive to do it yourself.

Of course, there are always unavoidable costs associated with hiring an apprentice. Wages and on-the-job costs must be paid to the apprentice and that amount is exactly the same whether you hire through HIA Apprentices or when you hire directly (a process known as direct indenture).

Costs to consider when employing an apprentice include the following:

  • Processing of wages, super payments and leave balances
  • Maintaining a record of leave entitlements
  • Sending regular PAYG remittances to the ATO
  • Sending annual PAYG certificate of earnings to the apprentice
  • Keeping time and wage records for seven (7) years.

When you hire an apprentice directly your business is responsible for recruitment, the apprentice is paid directly by your business payroll and your business remains the apprentice’s legal employer – with all the responsibilities that entails.

Engaging HIA Apprentices, or any other GTO, takes the administrative tasks and legal responsibilities out of your hands. HIA remains the apprentice’s legal employer and places the apprentice with you as a ‘host employer’ only. That means HIA takes care of all of the following:

  • Recruitment
  • Administration
  • Wages, leave balances and superannuation
  • TAFE
  • WH&S
  • Training and mentoring 
  • Workers compensation
  • IR compliance
  • Pastoral care

Hiring a HIA apprentice – the cost-effective solution

We understand that you need to maximise your business’ output while managing costs, which is why we stand by the value we offer compared to direct indenture.

HIA’s competitive rates mean the cost of using HIA is comparable to the costs associated with administering a directly employed apprentice. The rate we charge is not for profit-making purposes, but is simply what we charge to cover the expenses associated with all of the above services.

There are no hidden charges or additional costs involved. What you see is what you get – simplicity and ease.

And remember that costs associated with hosting an apprentice through HIA are 100 per cent tax deductible.

Hire a HIA apprentice


Find out how you can hire an apprentice for your business.

We offer competitive rates and apprentices who are the right fit for your business.

Enquire today