Role of the Host Employer
Health Training Australia (Inc.) is a group training organisation, an employment and training arrangement where HTA is the primary employer to the trainee, placing them with another business, the "host employer", whilst they are undertaking their formal training.
The Host Employer enters an agreement with Health Training Australia to provide work hours, on the job supervision and training for the trainee. The Host Employer allocates duties and responsibilities, and ensures that there is someone responsible to instruct the trainee and oversee their work.
Under this arrangement, Health Training Australia (Inc.) works closely with host employers to ensure they receive any additional support that is required.
Group training therefore is an effective partnership between the Host Employer, the trainee and HTA, and is a cost-efficient and administratively simple method for businesses seeking quality trainees to meet their short or long term business needs.
Recruitment and Employment
How HTA will Assist
Pre-employment training. HTA's Preparation for Employment course.
Accredited training on and / or off the job leading to a nationally recognised qualification.
Mentorship and support services for the trainees.
Recruitment at no cost – pre-screened by HTA, but you choose the right applicant. HTA does not charge a recruitment fee.
Ongoing recruitment programme through HTA to meet your staffing needs. HTA runs inductions for new care workers once every three weeks.
Care workers receive pre-employment training including work experience with you as the prospective host prior to a decision on recruitment as a trainee.
Opportunity to reduce staff costs and temp agency fees – HTA rates are very competitive and based on cost recovery.
HTA is the employer and takes responsibility if the trainee is not suitable.
HTA trainees are like any other staff member. Even though employed by HTA while they learn, the trainee works for you and you supervise and roster them like any other staff member.
Saving of administration, time and money – HTA looks after industrial relations and human resources management including training, superannuation, workers compensation, payroll, resolution of staffing issues and all paperwork associated with employment.
Trainees get to know your organisation and you get to know the trainee before they are employed by you. There is no obligation to employ but trainees tend to stay with their host after employment with HTA finishes at the end of the traineeship.