What is an Apprenticeship or traineeship? A traineeship is a training contract between an employer and an employee in which the apprentice/trainee learns the occupation or trade. A traineeship can be undertaken on a full time or part time basis and can be used to learn new skills and or further develop skills industry. Traineeships include structured, off-the-job training or workplace based training organised. Successful completion will lead to trainees receiving a a nationally recognised qualification. Eligibility Requirements for Apprentice/Trainee In addition to above eligibility requirements the Individual needs to be:
- employed in Victoria in either a full time or part time capacity under an award or registered agreement;
- undertaking an Approved Training Scheme;
- a signatory to a Training Contract with their employer which is registered with the VRQA;
- a signatory, jointly with the employer and the RTO, to a Training Plan; and
- involved in paid work and Structured Training, either workplace based or off-the job.
Whether an individual is an Apprentice or a Trainee depends on how the qualification they are undertaking is designated in the relevant Approved Training Scheme. Information on current Approved Training Schemes can be found at: http://www.vrqa.vic.gov.au/apptrain/Pages/schemes.aspx
For more information on Skills First funding programs and eligibility criteria, please refer to: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/skillsfirst/Pages/about.aspx
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Enrolment under Skills First Funding may impact access to further government subsidised training.