If you are looking to improve your skills, but cannot afford the time or money to attend TAFE or University, you could consider a traineeship.
- Traineeships combine paid work with learning
- Traineeships round out your skills, and give you up to date knowledge
- Traineeships are customised and flexible
- Traineeships result in a nationally recognised qualification
Traditionally students would need to spend their own time attending training. A traineeship is a great way to build or further your career while getting paid for it, which means less personal time spent learning.
There are three main types of traineeships:
- New entrant – for new workers who wish to learn and gain a nationally recognised qualification
- 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
- School based Traineeships – gain vocational qualifications at Certificate II and III levels through a combination of classroom training and paid work-based experience, while undertaking Year 11 or Year 12
Meeting the needs of adult learners:
- Flexible learning opportunities – trainees have a choice of learning options, and encouragement to learn in a way that meets learning styles or preferences
- Relevant learning – trainees receive encouragement to implement learning on the job
- Learning that incorporates experience – existing worker traineeships encourage growth and personal development
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 through the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program.
For information on what incentices your organisation may be eligible for, visit Australian Apprenticeships.