What is a Traineeship?
A Traineeship is nationally accredited training that is delivered on the job. The training is specifically tailored to suit the workplace and the Trainee and allows the Trainee to earn while they learn.
A Traineeship can be full-time, part-time or school-based enabling the student to enter the workforce and train towards gaining a nationally recognised qualification whilst completing their secondary school studies.
Who can do a Traineeship?
Anyone who is of working age and engaged in full or part-time employment.
What are the benefits?
Gain a nationally recognised qualification while you work and increase your skills and career prospects.
An opportunity to upskill workers on the job and tailor training to suit your business needs. A skilled workforce is an asset to your business. Generous financial incentives may also be available to Employers*.
Where does the funding come from?
The Federal and State Governments provide funding sources that are available to Employers to assist in training their staff. The main sources of funding available are as follows:
- Federal Government Employer Incentives*
The Federal Government may provide funding of up to $4000 per employee who undertake qualifications which are listed as available through an Australian Apprenticeship pathway program. This funding is managed by an Australian Apprenticeship Centre.
- State Government User Choice Funding*
ACE Community Colleges hold contracts with a number of State Departments. This includes contracts in Queensland, Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales Governments to deliver training for employers with eligible staff. User Choice may fund the majority of the costs^ associated with the training. Please note that both Federal and User Choice funding may be attracted by each individual staff member undertaking training providing a cost positive training budget for the organisation. (^tuition fee's apply)
*Eligibility criteria apply
Which courses are available for my employees?
For a full list of Traineeship courses currently available through ACE Community Colleges, please see below documents.
Does the employee have to attend classes?
No. Trainees can learn on the job and an ACE Community Colleges industry specialist will visit you in the workplace. The industry specialist will develop a training plan in consultation with the Trainee and the Employer, deliver workbooks for you to complete and will answer any questions as required. We offer a wide range of delivery options that can be tailored to suit the Trainee and their Employer.
Am I eligible?
Eligibility is assessed by an Australian Apprenticeships Centre representative, to whom ACE Community Colleges can refer you. The AAC representative will visit the workplace to discuss individual needs and circumstances. This must be done before training starts. To check eligibility before you contact us, please complete the Eligibility Checklist.
How long will it take to complete a Traineeship?
The length of time taken to complete a Traineeship varies from individual to individual and depends on the level of the qualification, whether employment is full time or part time, and your length of time in the job. The time given to complete is assessed by the Australian Apprenticeships Centre representative at their initial visit.
I'm interested, what do I do now?
Speak with your employer and contact our Traineeships Manager on 0435 070183 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also complete the eligibility checklist below and return to ACE. We will answer any training related questions and refer your employer to an Australian Apprenticeships Centre.
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