A Traineeship offers a practical work-based training solution for your business. Traineeships are a great option for employers to provide new or existing staff with a nationally recognised qualification and the experience required to excel in your business and their career. 

What is a Traineeship?

Traineeships combine practical work-based training with formal training to give your new or existing staff a nationally recognised qualification and the experience they need to excel in their careers.

Traineeships can be full time or part time.

A traineeship is established under a formal Training Contract. The Training Contract sets out the rights, responsibilities and obligations of the employer and the trainee for the traineeship term.

Training Contracts are required to establish:

  • New Entrant Traineeships – for employees with less than 3 months full time service with the current employer or 12 months part time service.
  • Existing Worker Traineeships – for employees with more than 3 months full time service with the current employer or 12 months part time service.
What are the Benefits of a Traineeship for Employers

Employing a trainee is a smart investment in the future of any business. Investing in training through a trainee can provide a business with real benefits and contribute to their bottom line through customised training of staff aligned directly to business requirements.

Having staff trained your way from the start can increase your business’s efficiency and productivity. You can:

  • Develop a workforce the business needs by attracting and recruiting staff for your current or future skill requirements
  • Mentor and develop loyal and motivated staff
  • Train future staff and supervisors, often in a short space of time
  • Increase productivity and staff retention

There are a range of incentives available for eligible employers including financial incentives of up to $4,000 (eligibility criteria applies). An Australian Network Provider can assess your eligibility for incentives.

How is the Traineeship Structured?

ET Australia delivers traineeships via flexible on-the-job arrangements meaning the trainee is not required to attend in-class training sessions.

ET Australia’s Trainer and Assessor will conduct an induction then periodically visit the workplace throughout the traineeship term. Workplace visits are conducted for monitoring and assessment purposes. These visits are used to monitor the trainee’s progress and provide feedback.

A customised training plan will be developed at induction in consultation with the employer and the trainee to ensure the units of study selected are aligned to workplace needs.

ET Australia appoints a dedicated Training Officer who acts as another point of contact and support for the employer and the trainee.

Trainees are provided with comprehensive learner resources, many of the resources are available either on-line or in hard copy.

If delivery on-the-job is not what an employer is after, we would be pleased to discuss your preference for delivery.

Are There Costs involved?

Government funding is available for the formal training component of the traineeship. This funding is available under Smart and Skilled.

Under Smart and Skilled training for most new entrant traineeships are subsidised. Training for existing worker trainees is not subsidised*.

Under Smart and Skilled new entrant trainees or their employers pay a fee for the traineeship qualification. The fee is fixed at the time the trainee commences and can be paid off in instalments.

The fee for new entrant trainees is capped at $1,000. A concession fee or exemption is available for new entrant trainees that meet eligability criteria.

*Existing worker trainees are not entitled to NSW Government financial assistance, however, employers of existing worker trainees may still be eligible to receive Australian Government incentives.

Want to Know More?

Download ET Australia’s Traineeship brochure and talk to us today about why hiring a Trainee is a smart investment for your business.