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A Workplace Traineeship is an arrangement between the employer and the employee that allows the employee to complete a nationally recognised qualification on the job. The majority of industry, and in particular business owners regard traineeships as an integral part of an extremely effective recruitment, upskilling, development and retention strategy.

At Tubal, we are fortunate that we get to work daily with all facets of the traineeship sector – Government, employers, trainees, graduates, support networks and other training providers – and have compiled a list of the reasons we are hearing as to why traineeships continue to work.

Why traineeships work for the trainee:

  1. Trainees are earning money whilst learning and studying
  2. Trainees who successfully complete their course receive a Nationally Recognised Qualification within their chosen career industry
  3. Career pathways are available for employees through traineeships as they move up through the ranks of an organisation
  4. Completed traineeships have have a very high employment rate – over 90% according to NCVER data (
  5. Payment for the traineeship is not required upfront, and is most cases is covered by the employer
  6. Trainees complete their qualification with little or no student debt
  7. Learning modules are based on real job tasks, not power-point presentations and written essays
  8. Trainees increase with confidence and grow as each module is completed
  9. Trainees are up-skilled on the job with the support of a professional training organisation
  10. Trainees have the support of supervisors and co-workers who are working in the same environment, and have often performed the same roles and covered the same learning
  11. Employees undergoing traineeships can be recognised for the work they already do, or have done in previous job roles

Why traineeships work for the employer:

  1. Financial incentives of up to $4,000 are available for the employer from the Federal Government for eligible workers
  2. The wage of the trainee is Payroll Tax exempt (in WA) for the duration of the traineeship
  3. Workers are not required to be away from work for extended periods due to block release or extended off the job sessions
  4. Traineeships promote pride and loyalty in workers
  5. Traineeships are relatively short in duration – from 6 months to 3 years
  6. Traineeships allow employers to shape the skills and experience of local job seekers, creating ready-made workers
  7. Traineeships are a proven way of increasing retention of workers, particular in industries with low retention rates
  8. Traineeships are an excellent recruitment strategy for businesses
  9. A large choice of training providers are often available for each course

Why traineeships work for the workplace:

  1. Workplace Trainees are trained to the specific workplace requirements, policies and procedures of the organisation
  2. Training a trainee often encourages staff to rethink and challenge existing work practices
  3. Other team members benefit from the experience they gain in passing on skills and knowledge as well as mentoring trainees
  4. Traineeships can be run at different certificate (and Diploma) levels, meaning staff at all levels can participate in structured learning
  5. Workplace Traineeships are available Full-time, Part-time and for school-based workers
  6. Training and assessment in a traineeship is usually flexible, and built around the workplace and its operation

For more information on how Traineeships with Tubal work, funding, incentives and qualifications available visit our Workplace Traineeships page. You can also arrange a meeting with one of our knowledgeable staff or contact us for more information.