Operating requirements for principal employer organisations in Queensland
To ensure that apprentices and trainees employed by principal employer organisations (PEOs) receive a quality training experience, PEOs must comply with:
all Commonwealth and state legislation, regulations, guidelines and policies
all relevant Department of Employment, Small Business and Training policies and procedures.
The PEO must adhere to:
Recognised PEOs must also:
take all practical steps necessary to ensure the well-being and adequate training of apprentices and trainees employed by the PEO under the Act, including not engaging a prohibited employer, as defined under the Act, as a host employer
deliver a formal induction program to all commencing and re-commencing apprentices and trainees, including workplace health and safety training appropriate to their individual workplaces
have apprenticeship and traineeship policy and systems in place to ensure that the PEO's apprentices and trainees obtain the necessary skills (including the provision in the policy for rotation, as necessary)
deliver relevant records, files and/or other documentation requested by the department for the purposes of conducting an audit or evaluation
respond to any reasonable requests for information from the department
inform the department immediately of any matters that may significantly affect the on-going employment and training of the apprentices and/or trainees it employs.