For the first time casual tourism and hospitality employees in Tasmania will have access to apprenticeships and traineeships. A collaborative effort between the Office of Post Compulsory Education and Training, Australian Hotels Association, and the Liquor and Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers Union has established a single industrial agreement that will allow for:
1)Workers to be paid a loaded rate as if they were casual employees;
2)Guaranteed employment for apprentices/trainees for the duration of their training agreements;
3)Apprentices/trainees to be employed for a minimum of 20 hours per week for the duration of their training agreements.
4)A commitment to provide regular employment to support the training requirements of apprentices/trainees.
Candidates for a pilot program will be selected next month, with training to start in March.