What is a Traineeship?
A traineeship is a structured training and employment program that offers trainees the opportunity to train on and / or off-the-job, work and earn money in a (non-trade) area of interest all while working towards achieving a set of competencies that make up a nationally recognised qualification.
Traineeships are usually for a nominal duration of twelve months or more and can be available on a part-time or full-time basis. On successful completion of a traineeship, trainees receive a nationally recognised certificate qualification.
For more information about Traineeships visit: https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/work-and-skills/apprenticeships-and-traineeships
Traineeships are usually completed within 12 to 18 months depending on the hours worked, along with employment the traineeship includes a combination of paid on the job training and off-the-job study.
Upon completion of your Traineeship, there is also the possibility of ongoing employment and the opportunity to continue to upskill with a Certificate IV, short courses or dual qualifications.
To obtain a traineeship within the disability sector Trainees will need to possess the following qualities to succeed:
- Show a genuine interest and initiative in the field of work
- Want to make a difference in people’s lives
- Believe in social justice and equality for all people
- Looking for a flexible work hours (morning & afternoon shifts, weekends)
- Great communication skills
- Are creative and can adapt to new situations
- Ability to work in a team environment
- Willing to work and be fit enough to conduct the tasks required of the job
- Not already hold a qualification that precludes participation in a Traineeship