Is a traineeship the right option for you?
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. You can do a traineeship in just about any workplace, for example in a shop, a fast food outlet or office.
Traineeship qualifications range from Certificate II up to Advanced Diploma.
You can start the process of becoming a trainee at any time. You’ll learn on-the-job under your supervisor at your place of work, as well as off-the-job with a training provider in order to complete your nationally recognised qualification. In some instances, training may be completely undertaken in your workplace. The state government may subsidise your off-the-job training, meaning you pay less towards course fees.
Benefits of doing a traineeship:
- Combines training and employment and can lead to a nationally recognised qualification
- A great way to get a head start on a career that really interests you
- A pathway from school to paid employment
Traineeships can be completed in 1-3 years depending on the type you undertake and whether you are part-time or full-time.
Your employer will give you time to complete your formal studies or you can attend a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) such as TAFE. Often a trainee will attend the RTO 1 day a week or on block release – 2 weeks at a time for 3 sessions throughout the year.