Your Guide to Legal Rights and Obligations | Sarina Russo

Your Guide to Legal Rights and Obligations

Helping you understand how the laws apply to you.

Helping you understand how the laws apply to you

Employers, apprentices, trainees and Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) all have rights and obligations to one another under the law.  
Our guide will provide an overview of what this means for you, and where to find more information about your legal rights and obligations.

Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) Code of Conduct

The AASN Code of Conduct outlines Sarina Russo Apprentices obligations to employers, apprentices/trainees and other relevant parties. The code exists to ensure we act in an ethical way while providing you with high quality services that are designed to meet your individual needs and circumstances.  

In delivering our services to you, we promise to: 

  • Provide advice that is current, correct , complete and relevant to your needs 
  • Be respectful, courteous, impartial and timely in delivering our services 
  • Be easily contactable and ready to respond quickly to requests for information or complaints 
  • Act with integrity, honesty and transparency in all matters 
  • Stay up-to-date with relevant information and government requirements at both a State and Federal level 
  • Actively seek to deliver training and employment opportunities to you 
  • Uphold our obligations under all relevant legislation 
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Employers roles and responsibilities

When you sign up an apprentice or trainee, you will need to ensure you provide them with: 

  • A clear understanding of their rights and obligations in your workplace 
  • The right equipment and support for them to do their job 
  • Clear and effective mentoring, advice, supervision and guidance 
  • Relevant and timely on-the-job training 
  • Relevant entitlements and wages in accordance with any applicable awards 
  • A safe workplace that complies with Work Health & Safety requirements 

When you choose Sarina Russo Apprentices as your Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider, we support you by: 

  • Helping resolve any problems you or your apprentice/trainee may be experiencing in the workplace 
  • Providing you and your apprentice/trainee with the information you need to understand your rights and obligations, including the Code of Good Practice 
  • Protecting your privacy and personal information 
  • Acting in accordance with the AASN Code of Conduct 
  • Acting swiftly to address any complaints or issues 
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National Code of Good Practice for Australian Apprenticeships

This code helps employers and their apprentice or trainee understand what they can expect from each other, and how to promote a safe, harmonious workplace. You can find your relevant obligations below.


  • Provide a working environment that is safe and free from abuse or workplace hazards 
  • Support training that is structured and documented with relevant authorities 
  • Ensure adequate supervision and support is provided at the worksite 
  • Advise your apprentice/trainee of their rights and responsibilities 

Apprentices & Trainees

  • Understand your work responsibilities and carry out the tasks required to fulfil them 
  • Understand your training responsibilities and carry out the tasks required to fulfil them 

Fair Work Ombudsman

Know the law – the National Employment Standards, awards, registered agreements, award free employees, wages, entitlements, contracts, documentation, WH&S  

Think about hiring –  types of apprenticeships to consider 

Complete the paperwork –  what needs to be completed, submitted and supplied to who 

Start on the right foot –  inductions, managing young workers, support  

Hiring checklist –  a step-by-step list to make sure nothing gets missed 

Who to contact – need help? Find the right organisation for the information and support you need. 

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Guide to starting an apprenticeship

  • Your rights and entitlements – working hours, flexible arrangements, leave entitlements, wages and awards 
  • Your responsibilities – fulfilling your employment and training obligations 
  • Your first day – what to expect  
  • Resolving workplace issues – what to do if you have a problem 
  • Getting the most out of your apprenticeship – practical tips and advice 
  • Your apprenticeship checklist – a step-by-step list to make sure nothing gets missed 
  • Who to contact – need help? Find the right organisation for the information and support you need. 
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get in touch

For more information about your rights and responsibilities, or our obligations to you, please contact the team at Sarina Russo Apprentices.  

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