FiT recognises that apprenticeships and traineeships are the perfect vehicle for training and developing new and existing staff. Because much of the training is in the workplace, the skills an apprentice or trainee acquires are customised to the specific needs of an organisation. Furthermore, employers may be eligible for various government financial incentives to assist with employing an apprentice or trainee.
State and Territory governments are responsible for all aspects of their training systems, including Australian Apprenticeships policy, priorities, regulatory and administrative arrangements. It also includes determining what qualifications are suitable for Australian Apprenticeships in each state or territory, approving registered training organisations to deliver them and distributing public funds to registered training organisation for training delivery.