Apprenticeships and traineeships are undertaken by students who are in employment. MCIE provides training on-the-job, for industries across child care, aged care, hospitality, business and more.

Where eligible, training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Employers of eligible students may also receive financial incentives from the Commonwealth Government.

Employers of any industry or size are eligible for a subsidy of up to 50% of the Australian Apprentice’s gross wage paid. The wage subsidy is available for a maximum of $7,000 per quarter per eligible Australian Apprentice or Trainee. Payments will be made in arrears for each quarter. This is available to new and re-engaging Apprentices and Trainees.

Apprenticeships and traineeships are;

  • Nationally accredited training
  • Undertaken by students who are already employed
  • Delivered by an RTO like MCIE
  • Subsidised by the Victorian and/or Commonwealth Government where eligible

 

But the difference is that Apprenticeships are;

  • Trade qualifications
  • Offering additional financial incentives for employers of eligible students

Apprenticeships and traineeships are training that is specifically for students in employment. The programs are specifically to up-skill your staff or to engage new trainees, to build a pipeline of skilled workers in Australia.

 

There are 3 types of trainees: New Entrant, Existing Employee & School-based.

  • New entrant – for new workers who wish to learn and gain a nationally-recognised qualification (this is someone who has worked for less than 12 months part-time, or less than 3 months full time in their current job).
  • Existing Worker traineeships – for staff who are looking to formalise their skills and validate the hard work they have done, and gain job security for the future (this is somebody who has worked for more than 12 months part-time, or more than 3 months full time in their current job).
  • School-based Traineeships –  gain vocational qualifications at Certificate II and III levels through a combination of classroom training and paid work-based experience, while still in high school.

If put my staff into a traineeship, what Government benefits are available?

The Australian Government has introduced a number of initiatives to assist employers who take on an Australian Apprentice or Trainee, particularly where the Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship is in a trade experiencing a skills shortage. These initiatives provide financial incentives to eligible employers.

The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC) scheme is designed to support economic recovery from COVID-19. This package provides support for businesses to take on more Apprentices and Trainees. This includes Permanent Part-Time, Full-Time and School-Based Apprentices and Trainees.

 

Any employer who takes on an apprentice or trainee up until 30 June 2022 can gain access to:

  • 50% of the eligible Australian Apprentice’s wages in the first year, capped at a maximum payment value of $7,000 per quarter per Australian Apprentice
  • 10% of the eligible Australian Apprentice’s wages in the second year, capped at a maximum payment value of $1,500 per quarter per Australian Apprentice, and
  • 5% of the eligible Australian Apprentice’s wages in the third year, capped at a maximum payment value of $750 per quarter per Australian Apprentice

 

Is my business eligible for the wage subsidy?

  • you engage an apprentice or trainee by 30th June 2022
  • your apprentice or trainee is undertaking a Certificate II or higher qualification and has a training contract that is formally approved by the state training authority.

 

For information on what incentives your organisation may be eligible for, visit Australian Apprenticeships.

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