A traineeship is a structured program which can be a perfect pathway to increasing your existing occupational skills and knowledge. The outcome of traineeship training is a Nationally Accredited Qualification recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
If you are an employer you know that a well trained workforce can increase productivity and bottom line within a business.Enrolling employees on a traineeship is an efficient and cost-effective means of developing staff, as employers can often receive financial support as the employer of a trainee.
New Employee Traineeship
A new employee traineeship is for someone who has just begun working in the industry and/or has been employed by the company for less than 3 months. This person would likely require more personal training and greater opportunities to develop the skills through on-the-job training.
Existing Worker Traineeship
An existing worker traineeship is for someone who has been with the employer for more than 3 months but may not necessarily be new to the industry.
Traineeships are usually for a nominal duration of 12 months for a Certificate II and 24 months for a Certificate III qualification.
Funding & Incentives
Construction Training Fund Incentives in WA
The following additional funding and incentives are currently available in Western Australia for construction industry Traineeships:
- For Certificate II Civil Construction trainees the Construction Training Fund (CTF) will fund a base grant of $4,000.00 to employers of eligible trainees.
- For Certificate III and IV Civil and Building Construction trainees the Construction Training Fund (CTF) will fund a base grant of $8,000.00 to employers of eligible trainees.
- For a Mature Age Trainee the CTF will fund up to $1,000.00.
- For a Female Trainee the CTF will fund up to an additional $1,000.00.
- For an Indigenous Trainee the CTF will fund up to an additional 30% of the total grant
- For a Regional Trainee (outside 80km Perth radius) the CTF may fund up to an additional:
- North 26º parallel = 20% of the base rate of the grant
- South 26 º parallel = 10% of the base rate of the grant
- The potential value of the grant available to eligible employers may be affected if the apprentice/trainee completes the training ahead of the term indenture nominated in the training contract
The Federal Government provides employers with financial incentives to emply apprentices/trainees.
- Employers of new worker traineeships may recieve up to $4,000 on successful completion of a Certificate III or Certificate IV traineeship.
- New worker traineeships may have the costs oftraining suported through State funded User Choice funding.
State Based Incentives Available
The State Government also provides employers with financial incentives to employ apprentices/trainees. Please note: Trainees and employers eligible for the Construction Training Fund grants are not eligible for the Jobs and Skills WA Employer Incentive
- Employers of new worker traineeships may receive up to $2,125 on successful completion of Certificate II (12 month) traineeships
- Employers of new worker traineeships may receive up to $4,250 on successful completion of Certificate III (24 month) traineeships
- Employers of Aboriginal apprentices and trainees may be eligible for an additional 10% loading payment
- Employers of apprentices and trainees with a disability may be eligible for an additional 10% loading payment
- Employers of apprentices and trainees who are living and working in South Regional Western Australia may be eligible for an additional 10% loading payment
- Employers of apprentices and trainees who are living and working in North Regional Western Australia may be eligible for an additional 20% loading payment
- If an apprentice or trainee completes their training contract earlier than expected, then the completion milestone payments may be reduced on a pro-rata basis
How Traineeships Work
Contact Australian Training Management to discuss your particular needs.Our traineeship coordinator will help you to evaluate which qualification is best for each employee based upon their role and prior learning. To determine costs we will seek to:
- determine where the RTO can formally recognise individual workers' pre-existing skills against the selected Units of Competency; and
- identify individual skills development needs
Before you sign anything you will be informed of what your expected charges will be. You will also be informed of what your expected incentive payments will be.
Once approved by the Department of Training and Workforce Development we can begin training. All training and assessment services provided by Australian Training Management will comply with the formal requirements for delivery of competencies and qualifications in accordance with the requirements outlined for RTO’s through the Australian Quality Framework (AQF).
Australian Training Management assessment and training services can be delivered primarily on the job. However, although all formal assessment work must be undertaken by the RTO, some identified and agreed training can be delivered by suitably experienced / qualified employees within your enterprise.
Accredited training already completed prior to registration on the traineeship program will receive Credit Transfers, meaning that units already completed will be credited and the trainee will not have to repeat those units. Also, life skills already learned may be recognised through a process called Recognition of Prior Learning.
If you are responsible for a Trainee or Apprentice we recommend you watch the video Supervising Your Trainee or Apprentice as it provides useful tips for supervisors who coach apprentices and trainees.
Fees & Charges
Australian Training Management fees will reflect the cost of training and assessment delivery requirements, qualification issuance and training materials. Fees for travel and accommodation may apply to clients in regional areas.
Student fees on the Australian Training Management website and other promotional material are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply for items such as training resources.