Specialised Education

Great Way to Learn!

Traineeships is a great way for staff to learn while they work.  A traineeship is a type of vocational training (training under a supervisor) where you earn a wage and learn about the industry and job you’re in!  Traineeships cover a huge range of industries (over 700) from business-related fields such as marketing or administration, to aged care & more!

Trainees must be employed on either full-time or part-time basis and be employed for a minimum of 13 hours a week.

At the beginning of a traineeship, the employer and the trainee enter into a training contract, which outlines each party’s responsibilities.  This training contract is prepared by a chosen Apprenticeship Network provider, they will also initiate the signing and registration of the training contract.  The Apprenticeship Network provider will contact the Department of Education to register the training contract.  Once you are signed up to your traineeship, we will provide you support on and off the job training in your chosen course. 

Apprenticeship Network

The Apprenticeship Network providers are funded by the Australian Government.  They give advice and support services to employers and trainees throughout the trainees lifecycle – from pre-commencement to completion.

The trainee will get the benefit of structured and relevant competency-based training that teaches them skills they can use straight away.

Once the trainee has completed their traineeship, they will have the expertise, experience and qualification needed to take the next step in their career or further their education.  The employing organisation may also be eligible for incentive payment.  Your Apprenticeship Network provider will be able to advise you on this.

Boosting Apprenticeship

The Commonwealth Government has introduced a ‘Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements’ wage subsidy program.  This has been introduced to support employers to hire and provide opportunity for traineeships, to build a pipeline of skilled workers to supports a sustained economic recovery.

Eligible Victorian employers will receive a 50% wage subsidy (of up to $7,000 every three months) to hire new trainees and has recently been extended to support newly employed trainees – this covers any employees employed on a part-time basis within the last 12 months and full-time within the last 3 months.

This ‘Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements’ wage subsidy program, is due to close 30th June 2022. 

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