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Traineeship Information

What is an Apprenticeship or Traineeship?

An apprenticeship or traineeship is a training contract between an employer and an employee in which the apprentice or trainee learns the skills needed for a particular occupation or trade.

An apprenticeship or traineeship can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis and can be used as a valuable stepping-stone to start a career in an industry you want to work in. Apprenticeships and traineeships comprise a mixture of structured training supported by a specified period of employment, supervision and hands on experience in the workplace.

There are two types of traineeships :

New Entrant (Worker) – for new workers who wish to learn and gain a nationally recognised qualification. New Entrant Trainee is defined as a person employed within an enterprise for not more than three months full-time or 12 months part-time or casual or any combination of the above for a continuous period not exceeding 12 months.

Existing Worker traineeships – staff who are looking to formalise their skills and validate the hard work they have done,and gain job security for the future An existing worker is an employee who has a three months or more full-time equivalent employment relationship with their employer. Where the worker is not full time, four months non full-time employment is equal to one-month full-time employment.

Why start an apprenticeship or traineeship?

As an apprentice or trainee, you can:

  • learn valuable, nationally recognised job skills
  • get paid while learning
  • combine formal training from ABEX with workplace-based training

How to get started

If you are thinking about becoming an apprentice or trainee, please visit the following website for more information:

Employer Incentives

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 Traineeshipis 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 incentives your organisation may be eligible for, visit Australian Apprenticeships.

Course Duration

The maximum duration for this traineeship varies between 12 and 36 months for full time employees, however students may complete training earlier depending on their workplace requirements

Assessment Methods

Students are required to demonstrate competency. Assessors will utilise one or a combination of assessment methods depending on the needs of the student and the requirements of the course. Methods for assessment include written and/or oral assessments, projects, case study, demonstrations & practical/observation

Course Fee

Government funding is available for eligible applicants. Please contact us for information about Traineeships and costs for fee-for-service students (FFS).

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.Click for Fee information (add link to fee sheet)

Click here to view our Courses and Scope of Registration.

See eligibility criteria to assess eligibility for government subsidised training.