Apprentice to Business Owner Program (AtoB Program)
About the AtoB Program
The new Apprentice to Business Owner Program (AtoB Program) commenced in 2013. It provides training in a nationally recognised qualification in small business management, and includes business mentoring support for up to 12 months.
The program supports eligible tradespeople who are seeking to, or have recently, established a business. It is delivered nationwide across both metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas by AtoB Program Brokers.
Many tradespeople operate as subcontractors, sole operators or small businesses. To establish a successful business, in addition to their trade specific competencies they also need to develop small business management skills, to ensure they meet business and employment regulations.
The AtoB Program provides the opportunity for eligible tradespeople to develop their business management skills.
AtoB Program Brokers and Services
The AtoB Program services is administered by organisations, known as AtoB Program Brokers. An open tender process to establish a Panel of AtoB Program Brokers has been completed. The AtoB Program Broker Panel is available on the AtoB Program Brokers and Services page.
Three key services will be delivered under the AtoB Program:
- Selection: promotion and marketing of the AtoB Program and administration of application processes including selection of participants
- Training: a nationally-recognised qualification in small business management
- Business mentoring: mentoring support in business-specific skills for up to 12 months.
For more information about the AtoB Program services, visit the AtoB Program Services and Brokers page.
AtoB Program Guidelines
Applying for the AtoB Program
For Information on who can participate in the AtoB Program and how to apply, visit the Applying for the AtoB Program page.