Register now to attend the next Skills Canberra Employer Workshop

Skills Canberra encourages employers and individuals who supervise Australian Apprentices to register their interest to attend the Australian Apprenticeships: A guide for employers and supervisors workshop.

This free professional development workshop is for staff who are responsible for directly supervising Australian Apprentices (apprentices and trainees). October is National Safe Work Month so the theme for this workshop is 'Be a Safety Champion' to demonstrate that anyone, both employers and workers, from any occupation or industry can be a champion for work, health and safety.

The purpose of the workshop is to outline key requirements, legislation and obligations for supervising and managing apprentices and trainees in the ACT.

Guest speakers:

  • Kris Johnston, Australian Apprenticeships Inspector, WorkSafe ACT – Safety and supervision in the workplace, obligations of the person conducting a business or undertaking, policies and procedures and current Worksafe ACT and Skills Canberra activities.
  • Dr Elizabeth Moore (or representative), Office of Mental Health – The benefits of mental health focussed programs in workplaces and the challenge for workplaces in creating more positive and supportive environments.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Supervision obligations
  • Safety and wellbeing in the workplace
  • Understanding the training plan
  • Understanding your obligations when supporting your Australian Apprentices through training
  • Signing off competence for your Australian Apprentices
  • What support is available for you and your Australian Apprentices


  • Date: Monday 28 October 2019
  • Time: 8:15am for an 8:30am start– 12:00pm (Morning tea will be provided)
  • Where: Canberra Institute of Technology, 37 Constitution Avenue Reid, Block K, Level 2 (parking is available at a cost across the road)

Places are limited, please register your interest and dietary requirements by email to Skills Canberra or call us on (02) 6205 8555 if you have any questions.

Posted 10 October 2019