Be a step ahead. Employing an Australian Apprentice is a smart investment in the future of your business.
Investing in training through an Australian Apprenticeship can provide your business with real benefits and contribute to your bottom line. A range of financial incentives may be available to you when you employ an eligible Australian Apprentice. You can find out more about on the Australian Apprenticeships website.
At TAFE Western your apprenctice will get the knowledge and hands-on technical skills your business needs, in well equipped industry training centers supported by expert, trade-trained teachers. Talk to us to find out more about training in:
Apprenticeships and traineeships are a notable feature of Australia's Vocational Education Training (VET) system. Training and employment is combined under a legal contract between the Apprentice (or Trainees), a training provider (TAFE) and an employer.
Apprentices and trainees receive a training wage which increases as they progress. In some cases, group training organisations employ the Apprentice or Trainee and place them with a suitable employer.
Today, apprenticeships and traineeships are available to all age groups, and can be undertaken on a part-time basis (where available) or full-time. Apprenticeships and traineeships can also be undertaken by students in secondary school.
Apprenticeships usually last four years and cover traditional trade areas. An apprenticeship is a combination of work and structured training which leads to a nationally recognised trade qualification
The qualifications needed to become a licensed tradesperson are determined by different industries and authorities. Information about licensing in NSW can be found at the Department of Fair Trading
Features of Apprenticeships:
The Smart and Skilled apprenticeship fee is $2,000. For some apprenticeships there may also be a charge for additional specialist materials.
The Australian Apprenticeships website contains detailed information about traineeships and apprenticeships. The centre can also be contacted on 13 38 73
Traineeships combine employment and training opportunities in areas not generally covered by apprenticeships.
A traineeship combines work and training in a formal training contract between a Trainee and an employer. The employer agrees to employ the Trainee for the period of the program (usually one to two years) and provides workplace training. During the period of the traineeship ‘off-the-job' training is provided by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) such as TAFE Western Institute.
There are no upper age limits for trainees although some industries have minimum age requirements. For example, the hospitality industry may have age restrictions for the serving of alcohol.
Features of a traineeship:
The Smart and Skilled traineeship fee is $1,000. For some traineeship there may also be a charge for additional specialist materials.