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A traineeship can be a full-time or part-time, employment or school-based training arrangement

During the course of a traineeship, a trainee gains work experience and has the opportunity to learn new skills in a hands-on environment. Upon successful completion, the trainee earns a nationally recognised qualification. A traineeship can be a valuable step to a rewarding career.

Australian Apprenticeships provide information on how apprenticeships and traineeships work and the support available for apprentices, trainees and employers. The Australian Apprenticeship and Traineeship Information Service (AATIS) is an online resource that raises awareness of potential and current apprenticeship and traineeship pathways to students, jobseekers, career advisors and employers within industry.  The AATIS website outlines how to navigate the Australian Apprenticeship system and features practice aptitude quizzes as well as a search pre-apprenticeship finder.  The Australian Apprenticeship Pathways Mobile app can can be downloaded free from Google Play or the App Store.

WA employers can access a range of financial incentives from the Federal and State Governments to help with the cost of taking on a new apprentice or trainee. Different bodies administer these incentives, each with their own set of eligibility criteria. Multiple incentives can apply. An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprenticeship network) provider can help with guidance on accessing the full range of support available, including information on eligibility and how to apply.

A list of all eligible traineeships can be found at Jobs & Skills WA.