West State Training is a group Training Company. This means that we select, train, monitor and maintain apprentices and trainees. What makes us different from other companies is that our apprentices or trainees can be your apprentices or trainees.

Group Training Companies take the hassle out of putting an apprentice or trainee on. We employ them, and you lease them from us. This means that we do all the paperwork and take the majority of employer responsibilities so that you can focus on your business. 

And if you no longer require your apprentice or trainee, we take the person back, and place them with another host employer. This way, you only have to keep people on when you’ve got the work. The apprentice or trainee benefits as well, because where practical we ensure that they are continuously employed.

Because West State Training is a non-profit company, using our services is extremely cost effective.

So what’s the catch? West State Training provides its services for a fee that is calculated as a percentage of the wage of the trainee or apprentice. Our fee is used to cover costs associated with worker’s compensation, sick leave. Super, holiday pay and leave loading, etc.


Employee Selection:

Because we employ the apprentice or trainee, we take care of the advertising, interviewing and selecting. We are the quality selection specialists. Each year hundreds of interviews are conducted by West State Training. Our selection process undergoes continuous evaluation and development so that you can look forward to working with the best people for the job. We also welcome host employer input into the selection process.

Employee Training and Monitoring:

We are committed to developing the skills, flexibility and productivity of our apprentices and trainees to the highest degree. We closely monitor each employee’s progress, and your business will reap the benefits of attention to employee development. West State Training takes care of all paperwork involved in providing the training.

Employee Administration:

Every employer has a number of responsibilities to their employees which often involve detailed administration. But when you lease an apprentice or trainee from West State Training you don’t have to worry about the paperwork. Because we are the employer, we take care of the payroll, worker’s compensation premiums and claims, superannuation, sick leave, holiday pay and leave loading, deductions and establishing apprenticeships and traineeships.

Placing and Replacing Employees:

West State Training provides flexible human resource management. We carefully place our apprentices and trainees so that training opportunities are maximised  and businesses  get the people that best suit their needs. The main advantage of our flexibility is that you can put apprentices and trainees on when you have the work available, and can release them if there is not enough work. This way, when practical, apprentices and trainees experience continuous employment and training, while you benefit from hosting employees with broad work experiences.

Employee Problem Management:

 If a problem comes up at any time with one of our apprentices or trainees, we deal with it in a decisive but caring way. We can mediate between employers and employees and counsel employees. We take care of documenting the problem situation, and in extreme cases, we also take care of disciplining and/or dismissing the apprentice or trainee. West State Training staff are experienced with counseling and conflict resolution, and understand the need for good work place relations.

Labour Hire Services:

If an apprentice or trainee is not what you are looking for West State Training also operates a labour hire service. We are able to source the right people for your business, from labours to qualified trades people, for short or long term hire. We can provide the personnel you need, when you need them, for as long as you need them.

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West State Training Ltd

163 Argent St

PO Box 617

Broken Hill

NSW 2880


Phone: (08) 80876588

Fax: (08) 80878337

E-Mail: westate@iinet.net.au