Traineeship Information

Traineeship Information

Traineeship Definition

A Traineeship is a structured program. It has a nominal duration depending on the training level and is usually available either on a part-time or full-time basis. A traineeship is generally in a non-trade related job.


Trainees may be eligible for the Traineeship if they have been employed less than 3 months full time (35+ hrs/week) or 12 months part time with their current employer, work at least 20 hours each week, and do not hold any formal qualifications that precludes eligibility.

Training Delivery

On-The-Job Training

Trainees will receive training and learning resources to help them achieve the competencies. Trainees are assigned a Trainer/Workplace Assessor to assist them during the Traineeship.

Off-The-Job Training

Is available through various medium including via the internet / email communications with a trainer, in a class room or on a one to one basis at the workplace.

Skills Recognition

Trainees may apply and be credited with Recognition of Prior Learning for competencies, depending on previous experience and prior knowledge.


A Workplace Assessor will mentor, support and assess the trainee during the Traineeship. The assessment process includes a combination of verbal questioning & discussion, demonstration, gathering a portfolio of evidence, assignments and employer support. Trainee’s progress throughout the Traineeship is recorded in a Training Record Book, which is progressively signed off as the trainee achieves competency in each area.


Australian Government  of up to $4000 are available to the employer if eligible. Financial incentives are funded through the Commonwealth Department of Industry. Some additional eligibility apply. Please contact AMA Apprenticeship and Traineeship Services for further details.

Training Fees

Currently persons undertaking a Traineeship will have the bulk of the cost of training funded under agreement with the Department of Training and Workforce Development. Under the Department Fees and Charges Policy, a Student Tuition Fee is also required to be charged for trainees undertaking a Traineeship (School based trainees exempt). The Student Tuition Fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees.

Students may be eligible to receive a concession rate on their Student Tuition Fee depending on their circumstances. For more information, please contact AMA Training Services on 9273 3033.


On successful completion of these Traineeships, trainees will receive the Nationally Recognised Certificate.