A structured program, usually for a nominal duration of twelve months or more, which is available either on a part-time or full-time basis, and generally in non-trade related areas. A traineeship is a valuable first step to a rewarding career – but trainees are not the only ones to benefit. By taking on trainees, employers have the opportunity to develop a well trained, versatile and multi-skilled workforce. Financial incentives and access to flexible training arrangements are available to meet the needs of business and the trainee. Financial incentives are available to eligible employers to encourage them to take on a trainee. On successful completion of the traineeship the trainee gains a nationally recognised qualification which can lead to further study or employment.
Workplace learning programs offer the opportunity to stay at school, keep learning and start getting the skills and experience needed for a career.
a combination of paid employment and accredited training
a contract of paid employment in which a trainee and an employer enter into a Training Agreement for a fixed period which is generally one year full time
a form of employment that combines training and work
a full or part-time employment based training program
a full-time or part-time employment based training arrangement
a means by which trainees can develop appropriate skills and the University can attain a skilled, competent workforce to meet its current and future needs
an employment based program which involves practical on-the-job training
a one year agreement between the employer, the trainee and the Department of Employment and Training (DET)
a program designed to provide a trainee with employment that enables them to learn about a non-trade area and gain nationally recognised qualifications
a structured programme designed to train employees joining an organisation, which has been approved by the Department of Training and Employment
a system of structured on-the-job training with an employer and off-the-job training with an approved training provider accessed through a contract of training
Traineeships are now part of the New Apprenticeship arrangements. After completing a traineeship, a learner achieves qualifications to AQF Certificate I, II or sometimes III.