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The HRIA Apprenticeship & Traineeship Scheme (HATS)

The HRIA has launched a pilot training scheme designed to further education opportunities for staff working in the hire industry – the HRIA Apprenticeship & Traineeship Scheme (HATS).

Based on the Certificate III in Business, the scheme has been developed by the HRIA in conjunction with National Training Organisation and VERTO and is tailored specifically for the hire industry.

The development of HATS follows recent announcements of both state and federal government funding and tax incentives for NSW businesses as well as payroll tax exemptions for qualifying employees.

The HATS program is like an industry induction program for those new to the industry and will provide a solid understanding of the industry while creating close networks for the participants in each cohort.

Pilot program

The HATS pilot program will run initially in NSW and will be made available to members of the HRIA (Hire & Rental Industry Association of Australia), EWPA (Elevating Work Platform Association) and TSHA (Telescopic Handler Association of Australia).

The program has five units, including one elective unit and will run for six sessions between November and May. The units include:

  • Safety and WHS;
  • Sales and Customer Service;
  • Teamwork and workplace diversity;
  • Operations and process;
  • Personal work priorities and development.

Participants attend a four to five hour session for six sessions and will enjoy guest speakers from industry, presenting on industry relevant topics such as networks and devices.

Once the Pilot program is complete and its success evaluated, it is anticipated the HATS program will flow on to be released in other states in the future.

The first cohort began the pilot program on 19 November and is expected to complete the scheme in May next year.

All participants will learn and develop skills within their industry with the result a nationally recognised qualification.

More information

More details on the HRIA Apprenticeship & Traineeship Scheme including costs, eligibility, course duration and content can be found in the:

HRIA Apprenticeship and Traineeship Scheme (HATS) Flyer

HRIA Apprenticeship and Traineeship Scheme (HATS) FAQs

Please complete the expression of interest form below and send to Ashlee Greene at VERTO to confirm eligibility

HRIA Apprenticeship and Traineeship Scheme (HATS) Expression of Interest

For more information on the program or for details on how to enrol staff please contact

National Training Organisation – Steph Hiskins 0488 777 278 or email steph@nto.com.au
VERTO – Ashlee Green 0477 346 758 or email agreen@verto.org.au


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