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Workplace Traineeships

A Workplace Traineeship is an arrangement between the employer
and the employee that allows the employee to complete a nationallyFuture Skills WA logo
recognised qualification on the job.

Our indicative fees can be viewed here.

Benefits of Workplace Traineeships: For Employers

  • Financial incentives from the Federal Government and WA State Government for the employer of up to $4,000 per trainee, plus payroll tax exemptions (where applicable).
  • Payroll tax exemptions to the employer for the duration of the traineeship** (more information below).
  • Motivated and qualified employees, resulting in increased workplace performance.
  • Training and assessment takes place on-the-job, not in the classroom.
  • Employees are recognised for the work they already do.
  • Training and assessment is driven by online learning management on the Tubal System, no need for assignments or workbooks.
  • Career pathway for employees.

Benefits of Workplace Traineeships: For Trainees

  • Receive a Nationally Recognised Qualification while you’re working in your chosen career industry.
  • Avoid paying enrolment fees.
  • Training and assessment takes place on the job and via the online Tubal System, not in the classroom, and there are no assignments or workbooks.
  • You are recognised for the work you already do.
  • Great way to move forward in your career!

Funding and Subsidies for Employers and Trainees

The State and Federal Traineeship Program funds training and assessment of eligible participants.  WA State Government’s ‘User Choice’ funds new full and part time employees without a formal qualification in the last 7 years.

New Workers (full time for less than three months, part time for less than a year):

  • Full Time Employees: The Federal Government provides a $4,000 incentive payment for each eligible full time new worker who undertakes a Traineeship at an approved qualification level.  Payment is provided in two installments, $1,500 six months after commencement, and $2,500 on completion and issuance of the qualification.
  • Part Time Employees: The Federal Government provides a $1,500 incentive payment for each eligible part time new worker who undertakes a Traineeship at an approved qualification level.  Payment of the full $1,500 grant is provided on completion and issuance of the qualification.
  • An enrolment fee calculated on the total hours of the qualification established by the WA State Department of Training and Workforce Development is required to be paid for each of these participants. The hourly rate is $3.21 for Certificate III and IV qualifications, and $5.73 for Diploma’s. The employer will be advised of the enrolment fee prior to commencement of training and will be invoiced by Tubal, with payment required 6 months from commencement (upon completion for Part Time).

Existing Workers (full time for more than three months, part time for more than a year):

  • The Federal Government does not provide funding for Existing Workers undertaking qualification as a traineeship.
  • Existing workers do not qualify for the WA State Government’s ‘User Choice’ funding for training and assessment, as such the employer is invoiced a fee by Tubal for training and assessment services of each participant. Payment is required on completion of the qualification (per trainee).

Payroll Tax Exemption**

  • The WA State Government provides payroll tax exemptions to employers (where applicable) for each employee undertaking a traineeship.  The exemption will apply for the duration of the traineeship.
  • For example, the employer of an employee with a salary package of $50,000 per year would receive a $2,750 payroll tax exemption each year for the duration of the traineeship.