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Traineeships and Apprenticeships

 Traineeships and Apprenticeships Delivered Through State Government Funding Programs.


Traineeships and Apprenticeships offer the ability to ‘learn and earn’ from day one.

They combine training and paid employment, leading to skills and qualifications that are recognised across Australia and by other employers in the industry. Training will be provided at the workplace by both the Employer and the ACCCO Trainer Assessor through an individualised training plan to reflect skills required in this job. This means the qualification allows the Trainee or Apprentice to develop good underpinning knowledge that will help them to be more effective, able to think through problems and use a common sense approach to their jobs.

Traineeships and Apprenticeships are also available while you are at school. Click Here for more information. 

Qualifications Available

Eligibility Requirements

Availability of qualifications under State Government funding varies according to each State/Territory funding contract. To check your eligibility requirements for what is available in your area, please click here or contact ACCCO on 1300 139 406.

Employers taking on an Apprentice or Trainee

For employers, Australian Apprentices can bring new and valuable resources and skills into a business.Traineeships allow you to develop qualified loyal staff that are familiar with your company, your work environment, your standards, your equipment and your customers. There are plenty of benefits to employers that include the following:

  • Qualified employees trained your way for your business
  • Government funding assistance for the training of eligible apprentices and trainees
  • Financial benefits for you including Commonwealth Government incentives
  • Greater customer satisfaction through
  • Greater customer satisfaction through well trained staff

How to Apply?

Step 1.
Find an employer willing to take you on as a Trainee or Apprentice.

This can be done through Job Services Australia, job sites on the internet, advertising in the newspaper, or contacting your local Apprenticeship Network Provider.

Step 2.
Trainee commences employment with employer.

Step 3.
Choose an Apprenticeship Network Provider that will complete a training contract, assist in the selection of an appropriate qualification for the business and nominate a RTO to deliver the training. The training contract may commence on the same day that employment commences or may commence at a later date.

Step 4.
Negotiate and sign a training plan with the approved RTO selected to provide the training for the Australian Apprentice.

Step 5.
Organise and continuously take part in the workplace component of the structured training for the Australian Apprentice through to completion of the qualification. This ensures assessment and validation of competence in the workplace.

Frequently Asked Questions

ACCCO provides training for Traineeship and Apprenticeship study pathways for students who have secured employment within an approved education and care service. These pathways may attract State and/or Federal subsidies. Please refer to the Fees and Refunds: Domestic Fee For Service and Government Subsidised Training Policy for more information.

How does ACCCO provide the training?

Training will be provided at the workplace where the trainee or apprentice is employed. Our Trainer visits the Trainee or Apprentice on a monthly basis and providing individualised training in a quiet, uninterrupted area as well as providing on the job training. As we work with the Trainee or Apprentice through the qualification, we will be encouraging them to ask questions and research information from within the workplace.

ACCCO works with employers and the Trainee or Apprentice to develop an individual training plan to reflect skills required in this job. This means the qualification allows the Trainee or Apprentice to develop good underpinning knowledge that will help them to be more effective, able to think through problems and use a common sense approach to their jobs.

Does ACCCO secure employment for the Trainee or Apprentice?

No, the individual is required to find an employer willing to take them on as a Trainee or Apprentice. ACCCO provides the training only for the Traineeship or Apprenticeship.

Do I have to be paid a reduced wage while doing the Traineeship or Apprenticeship?

This may be negotiated between the Trainee or Apprentice and the employer. However, it must be noted that Trainees or Apprentices must be employed on a permanent full-time or permanent part-time basis. Please note that wages are subject awards determined by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

How long does the Traineeship or Apprenticeship take?

Usually 12 months. However, part-time Traineeship/Apprenticeship will take longer. Many Trainees or Apprentices who have good underpinning knowledge will be able to gain their skills in a shorter length of time.

Do I have to enter into a contract?

Yes, but just for the length of the Traineeship or Apprenticeship contract.

How much does it cost?

The cost of qualifications under State Government funding varies according to each State/Territory funding contracts. Please click here or contact ACCCO to check what is available in your area.

Still have further questions?

Our Apprenticeship Coordinators are more than happy to help you with any questions you may have. Contact ACCCO on 13000 139 406 or visit https://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/

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