What is a Traineeship?
A traineeship is training based within your place of employment. It enables you to gain industry experience and formal qualifications through on-the-job training.
With over 600 types of traineeships available, a traineeship often provides the ability to specialise in your field of interest, while offering the ability to undertake flexible learning and earn an income while you're training.
The course content in a traineeship is approved under the Vocational Education, Training and Employment Act of 2000.
What's involved in a traineeship?
Traineeships tend to be extremely flexible and can be based on full-time or part-time application. The length of a traineeship varies widely on the trainee's personal skill level, application to study, the area of study and the industry in which the traineeship is being undertaken.
Apprenticeship or Traineeship. . . what's the difference?
Generally, apprenticeships are based on trade skill qualifications such as a those undertaken by a mechanic or a hairdresser. A traineeship encompasses non-trade qualifications such as those relevant to retail assistant or hospitality staff.
- For more information on Australian Apprenticeships Centres visit www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au
- For individuals looking at undertaking a traineeship visit www.training.nsw.gov.au/individuals
- For business owners looking at taking on a trainee visit www.training.nsw.gov.au/business