An Australian Government Traineeship Program is a structured training and paid employment arrangement that involves a contract between an employer, the government and the trainee. Traineeships are legal commitments that vary in length depending on course and employment status, and AIRC can only deliver these programs in Queensland and Tasmania.
Trainees are employed under a government-approved training agreement, which is a legal commitment. You will be required to sign a training agreement that states that you will fulfill all the things the contract requires in exactly the same way as you would expect your employer/employee to fulfill all of their commitments. For trainees under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian is also a party to the contract.
Employers of trainees are required to allow time from normal day-to-day tasks to participate in set training sessions and course work. The mentor may choose this time to discuss the theoretical basis of a job task, use the session to discuss a specific case, or to work through activities and case studies from study guides. The trainees “skills record log” (also known as a Training Record) and “workplace monitoring form” will assist in guiding off the job training sessions. State Training Authorities may visit the workplace of a trainee to ensure that the terms of the contract are being agreed to and that the training organisation, Employer and Trainee are adhering to the training plan as set out by the training organisation.
At this time we are unable to deliver state funded traineeships in New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, ACT and Northern Territory.
Queensland: $1.60 per nominal hour of training (please contact AIRC for more details). Additional fees apply for supply of hard-copy course materials (optional).
Our refund policy can be found in the Student Handbook.
AASN providers are the first point of contact during the life cycle of the training contract, to:
Find the AASN provider closest to you by phoning 13 38 73, or visit the Australian Apprenticeships website.
As an employer of an Australian Apprentice you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Australian Government to help with hiring and training an apprentice.
From 1 July 2020 the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program (AAIP) was scheduled to be replaced with a new, simplified and streamlined incentives program for employers of apprentices and trainees, the Incentives for Australian Apprenticeships (IAA). For further information please visit the Australian Apprenticeships website.
Australia Wide. As of 3rd August 2013 the government have introduced changes to incentives paid to employers for existing workers. Existing workers signed up after this date will no longer attract federal incentives for qualifications that do NOT appear on the National Skills Needs List. ACM20117 – ACM40412 do NOT appear on the list. For further information please contact your local Australian Apprenticeship Centre.
These links take you to external websites. They are state government websites where you will find traineeship information.