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Traineeships

Trainwest- Perth’s Premier Training Company

Traineeships are an excellent way to combine training with work, enabling you to have a job while you complete training towards a nationally recognised qualification. 

Trainwest are an approved provider of Traineeships in Western Australia.

Overview

What is a Traineeship?

Traineeships are a government-approved initiative providing an avenue for employers to train both their new and existing staff to achieve accredited qualifications while potentially supporting the financial burden of such training. Traineeships are a great way for organisations to develop their workforce and retain top performing employees.

Individuals can do a traineeship as a school leaver entering the workplace for the first time, re-entering the workforce or as an adult or mature-aged person wishing to change careers, or as a part of an employment-based traineeship while you’re still at school.

Trainwest’s traineeship programs provide a flexible and responsive mode of learning for your employees in the workplace, so they can clearly see how the application of their new skills and knowledge is improving their capacity to fulfil their role. 

Training is delivered fully or partially on the job and depending on the qualification can take between six months to two years to complete. Trainwest professional trainers and assessors meet with the trainee in the workplace on a monthly basis. Trainwest will work with you to deliver the training in an environment which promotes active learning with minimal impact to you as an employer to ensure its business as usual.

Traineeships are available for both new and existing full-time and part-time employees with benefits including the following:

  • Staff trained to your business requirements
  • Improved productivity and staff retention
  • Payroll tax exemption and other financial incentives (eligibility criteria apply)
  • Nationally recognised qualifications and competencies.

With our vast scope, experienced trainers and unmatched expertise in training, our clients receive outstanding dedication and results.

For more information about how your company and staff can benefit from education through a Traineeship, contact Trainwest today.

Economic

What are the economic benefits of a traineeship?

There are many economic incentives available to employers when you engage a trainee into your business.

Payroll tax exemptions are applicable for new staff, while they complete their traineeship. These exemptions could save the company thousands of dollars each year during the training. For example, if an employee is earning $60,000, based on a 5.5% Payroll Tax in WA, the employer could save $3,300 in a payroll tax exemption. This money can be used to help cover the fees of the employee’s training.

Generous government incentives of up to $11,000 may also be available for eligible workers, funded by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. 

The above snapshot is a very broad overview of only some of the opportunities available, and funding and incentives can vary from client to client depending on individual circumstances.

See if your employees are eligible below

Cert III and IV – Economic incentive eligibility for new employees

  • Trainee must be signed-up within 3 months of commencing full-time employment (31 hours or more)
  • Trainee must be signed-up within 12 months of commencing part-time employment (20-30 hours)
  • Trainee must not have a prior qualification higher than Cert IV (Diploma, Degree, etc)
  • Trainee must not have a prior qualification at Cert III or Cert IV obtained within 7 years. If prior qualification obtained over 7 years must have a different occupational outcome.
  • Trainee must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • If the trainee is a NZ passport holder, must have been a resident for 6 months or more.

Trainwest is required to charge a course fee in line with the WA Department of Training and Workforce Development’s (DTWD) VET Fees and Charges Policy 2020 which dictates course fees based on the nominal hours for individual qualifications. The fee table provided is based on general information for each qualification amounts may vary depending on the units of competency selected.

For more information about how your company and staff can benefit from education through a traineeship, contact Trainwest today.

Employer

How will I benefit as an employer?

Traineeships are available for both new and existing full-time and part-time employees with benefits including the following:

  • Staff trained to your business requirement
  • Improved productivity and staff retention
  • Payroll tax exemption and other financial incentives
  • Nationally recognised qualifications and competencies.

Enrolling staff in a structured traineeship program has many benefits beyond the financial incentives offered. Continuing your staff’s training and keeping them up-to-date with industry trends and new technologies, will not only help you to achieve business goals and growth, but also broaden the skill base and capabilities of your business.

Traineeships provide an ideal way to introduce new people into your industry, or formalise the skills of your existing staff. Effective training leads to higher labour productivity which increases business output and makes your business more competitive.

Traineeships have many other positive impacts on general staff morale and staff retention. Trainees don’t view their traineeship as just a job but as a stepping stone to a successful career. Therefore they’re more likely to be enthusiastic and committed to performing well. Training will increase your staff retention and in many companies, training programs have reduced staff turnover by 70%.

No matter what industry you are in, putting your employees through a traineeship should be seen as a worthwhile investment in the future of your company.

For more information about how your company and staff can benefit from education through a traineeship, contact Trainwest today.

Employee

How will I benefit as an employee?

A Trainwest Traineeship provides you with a stepping stone to the future. Undertaking a traineeship in your workplace is a great way to further your education without sacrificing workplace experience. This type of qualification is designed to allow you to acquire the knowledge and skills of your trainers while gaining real industry experience. As you’re learning on the job the course is flexible to specific time pressures, ensuring you receive a comprehensive education, at a pace that suits you.

After completion, you’ll receive a nationally recognised qualification and priceless industry practice. The qualification equips you with the choice to continue with further study or move up the corporate ladder. As you are up to date with the latest knowledge and techniques, you’ll appear as a better candidate for any promotions as you have shown that you are committed to the company and industry.

For more information about how you and your company can benefit from education through a traineeship, contact Trainwest today.

Outline

Traineeship Outline

Training is delivered fully or partially on the job and depending on the qualification can take between 6 months to 2 years to complete. Trainwest will work with you to deliver the training in an environment which promotes active learning with minimal impact to you as an employer to ensure its ‘business as usual’.

Employers and employees also have a great deal of flexibility in regard to what qualifications and units are chosen to form the basis of individual traineeships to ensure that the chosen outcomes match the work pattern of the employee and employer.

All Trainwest qualifications can be undertaken via a Traineeship learning pathway. Depending on your circumstances and eligibility, varying employer and funding incentives will apply. 

Trainwest’s currently subsidised traineeship courses include: 

  • BSB20115 Certificate II in Business
  • BSB30115 Certificate III in Business
  • BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration
  • FNS30115 Certificate III in Financial Services
  • TLI21616 Certificate II in Warehousing Operations
  • TLI31616 Certificate III in Warehousing Operations

Ask us today about eligible courses and eligibility criteria. 

Trainwest will provide you with the skills, knowledge and practices to get the job done.

You can get in touch with us on our contact form, by email, or by phone on 1300 938 411. The Trainwest team are always here to discuss your training requirements in Perth, regional WA or throughout Australia.