It can be difficult to juggle making money with qualifying for a job or getting an education. So why not earn while you learn with a traineeship?

A nationally recognised qualification is often the foundation of career advancement. The question for many students, then, is simple: how do you make the money you need now while also preparing yourself for the future?

This is why traineeships are a great pathway: they’re a vocational training opportunity that’s designed to get you both the money you need and the education you deserve. It’s a win-win situation. Traineeships gives students the opportunity to not only learn the skills needed for a successful career but put them into practice while working.

At the same time they create valuable experience for both the trainee and the employer.

From the beginning of 2020, the NSW government has funded 70,000 new traineeships, including those traineeships on offer at h&h Accredited Training in business, childcare, aged care and community services.

Learners once paid up to $1000 in fees in a traineeship, but those who qualify for the NSW government’s Smart & Skilled program would be in a different position.

h&h offers traineeships across qualifications including:
- CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
- BSB50215 Diploma of Business
- BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business
- BSB30115 Certificate III in Business
- CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
- CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
- CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
- CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

The traineeship co-ordinator and our trainers are there to help support you through your studies and our campus is open on Saturdays for appointments outside of work hours.

What’s the difference between a traineeship and an apprenticeship?

Traineeships and apprenticeships are both designed to help you train for a career, and they do so with on-the-job training, but there are a few important differences. The first is that apprenticeships prepare you for a trade like building or cookery, whereas traineeships prepare you for other kinds of careers like business or administration. Apprenticeships also typically take longer than a traineeship, with many traineeships being completed in one or two years. Apprenticeships can take three years or more.

How long is a traineeship?

Traineeships typically last anywhere from one to two years, though specific programs can vary in timeframe depending on whether you want to do it full time or part time. The times can vary depending on your experience and work situation.

For extra support within the traineeship, you have the opportunity to occasionally join Saturday classes for further learning. You also receive monthly visits from an h&h support person to help track your progress and have the usual face-to-face support from our college.

By the end of the traineeship, you should receive a nationally recognised qualification, as well as valuable work experience.

While there is no guarantee of a job at the end of the traineeship, the time you’ve put in at your workplace can serve as a powerful signal to employers of the value that you can provide. As well, this experience should also be enticing to other employers in the field.

Who is eligible for traineeships?

There are a number of factors determining your eligibility for traineeships, including your age and current educational status. Given the number of factors involved, you should contact us to determine your eligibility and suitability for traineeships.

Government-funded traineeships in Granville, New South Wales

Interested in learning more about what h&h offers? Please reach out to us to learn more about the program.

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