Business and industry

Traineeships

Deakin student on a work placement

Students can be employed via a traineeship. A traineeship is training agreement between the employer and an employee in which the employer provides training and the trainee learns the occupation/trade.

Traineeships are usually of 12 months duration and can be part-time or full time. A trainee undertakes paid work for your organisation, and also undertakes training in the relevant industry with a registered training organisation (RTO). When all competencies have been achieved, your trainee gains a nationally recognised qualification, eg Certificate 111 in Business.Traineeship wages are attractive for employers and employers may be eligible for government incentives when employing trainees.

Employers interested in taking on a Deakin student as a trainee in their organisation should contact their local Australian Apprenticeship Centre, which, free of charge will facilitate the process of taking on a trainee and coordinate contact with your local Registered Training Organisation. Industry Guides for traineeships in Victoria are also available.

Deakin University employs trainees in its Jobshop - contact us for an insight into a traineeship in action.


Go back to the Internships and Work Placements index.

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30th September 2010