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School based Traineeships

School-aged workers have the opportunity to study a nationally recognised qualification in a range of fields with Tubal as part of a School-based Traineeship (SBT) arrangement. SBT’s are paid employment-based training programs for full time school students who are generally 15 years of age and over. In an SBT, the trainee is a full-time school student as well as a part-time employees who undertake on-the-job training in a commercial environment whilst being paid for the hours that they work.

Tubal has more than 10 years’ experience delivering SBT’s throughout Western Australia, and we pride ourselves on excellence in communication and collaboration between schools, students, parents and employers.

Upon successful completion, students will receive a nationally recognised qualification within their chosen industry that contributes to their Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE). SBT’s are considered to be an integral part of VET (Vocational Education and Training) in Schools offerings.

Benefits of School-based traineeships: For Employers
  • Financial incentives for the employer from the Australian Government
  • Financial incentives for the employer under the Jobs and Skills WA Employer Incentive Scheme
  • No training fees – SBT’s are fully subsidised
  • Motivated and qualified employees, resulting in increased workplace performance.
  • Training and assessment takes place on-the-job, not in the classroom.
  • Employees can be recognised for the work they already do.
  • Training and assessment is driven and recorded online on the Tubal Learning Management System, no need for assignments or workbooks.
  • Career pathway for employees.
Benefits of School-based traineeships: For students
  • Gain hands-on industry workplace experience in a paid job
  • Work towards or complete a Nationally Recognised qualification, while at school
  • Open employment opportunities during and after the traineeship has been completed, and
  • No training fees or charges
  • Training and assessment takes place on-the-job, not in the classroom.
  • Employees can be recognised for the work they already do.
  • Training and assessment is driven and recorded online on the Tubal Learning Management System, no need for assignments or workbooks.
  • Career pathway for employees.
Funding and Subsidies for Employers and Trainees

Australian Government Apprenticeship Incentives Program

If employees undertake their qualification as part of a School-based traineeship arrangement, then the organisation for whom they are working may be eligible for federal government incentives.

To determine if school-based trainees are eligible to attract Australian Government Incentives, contact should be made with a local Australian Apprentice Support Network Provider (AASN). A full list of AASN providers can be found here.

Tubal does not manage the funding or incentive arrangements for traineeships, however we can provide a breakdown of potential incentives and indicative fees for individuals or groups of employees. We are also more than happy to make contact with an AASN provider to facilitate the next step in the traineeship process.

WA Government Jobs and Skills funding

The Jobs and Skills WA Employer Incentive (the incentive) provides financial assistance to Western Australian businesses who employ an apprentice or new entrant trainee and who have lodged the training contract for registration on or after 1 July 2019.

The aim of the incentive is to increase apprenticeship and traineeship commencements by providing employers with assistance to meet the costs of employing an apprentice or trainee. The new Jobs and Skills WA employer incentive is paid in addition to any Australian Government incentives managed by your AASN provider.

The incentive amount received will be based on the full time nominal term of the traineeship. This will vary depending on the qualification, and length of course delivery. For most traineeships, incentives will be paid at the 6 month mark (commencement), and completion. Full details of incentive amounts can be found in the attached document Fact Sheet – Incentive payments

Tubal staff are more than happy to assist with any queries relating to nominal terms of traineeships, and average course lengths. Contact us for more information.

Jobs and Skills employer incentives will be administered through the Western Australian Apprenticeships Management System (WAAMS) online client portal. WAAMS will also contain information about eligibility and estimated incentive entitlements, so we recommend configuring your employer accounts and familiarising yourself with the portal. Find out more about applying for your incentives here

Employers who are eligible to access the incentive are:

  • employers of new entrant trainees in WA (Employed less than 3 months Full-time, 12 months Part-time)
  • group training organisations;
  • Local Government and Government Trading Enterprises; and
  • not-for profit organisations.

For more information: https://www.jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/employerincentive

Fees and Charges

School-based traineeships have no fees and charges associated.

Eligibility for School-based traineeships

To be eligible for a School-based Traineeship the trainee must:

  • Be 15 years of age, or older
  • Currently attending a government or non-government school
  • Working an average of at least 7.5 hours per week (averaged over 6 months) in a paid working arrangement
  • Have permission from their parent/guardian and employer to commence the traineeship
  • Have the endorsement of the school’s VET/Careers Coordinator and/or Principal.
Training and Assessment process

At Tubal, we place the paid workplace learning of school-based trainees at the centre of the training delivery and assessment strategy. As all learning and assessment is conducted on the job, School Based Trainee’s may not be required to spend any additional time in a classroom, and they will not need to sit exams or hand in any written assignments or workbooks.

All training and assessment activities are recorded using Tubal’s cloud-based Learning Management System (LMS) which is accessible to all parties (Trainee, employer, Trainer) for the duration of the traineeship so progress can be tracked online.

A dedicated Tubal Trainer/Assessor will visit the trainee in the workplace regularly to conduct workplace training and assessment in accordance with the agreed training plan. These visits will be negotiated between the trainee and their employer for convenience and to limit workplace and learning disruption. School Based Trainees will receive the full support of their supervisor/manager as well as regular contact via email, phone, text and face-to-face with their dedicated Tubal Trainer/Assessor.

Tubal provides progress reports to schools prior to the end of each semester, and these reports can be requested at any time by contacting our head office.

Training and Assessment Methods

Tubal SBT’s are assigned a dedicated Trainer to support and assist them through the traineeship process. Trainers visit regularly to support the natural learning process in the workplace and provide face-to-face training as required. School-based Trainees are generally assessed using a variety of the following methods:

➢Observation of workplace tasks by TubalTrainer/Assessor
➢Workplace task demonstrations by Trainee
➢Online short-answer knowledge assessment
➢Verbal questioning from Tubal Trainer/Assessor
➢3rd Party Verification by workplace supervisor

Duration of School-based traineeships

School-based Traineeships generally have a nominal duration period of 18 months, but as they are competency-based qualifications, can be completed earlier with the agreement of all parties if the students are able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge.

Tubal accepts rolling enrolments, meaning traineeships can commence any time of the year for Year 10-11 students. For Year 12 students, enrolments will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Generally, SBT’s cannot be completed earlier than 6 months, and if the SBT has not been completed prior to year 12 graduation the training contract will need to be varied, and fees may be applicable.

Courses available

Tubal currently has the following courses available to study under a School-based traineeship arrangement

• SIR20216 Certificate II in Retail
• BSB20115 Certificate II in Business
• SIT20116 Certificate II in Tourism
• SIT20216 Certificate II in Holiday Parks and Resorts
• HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Conditions apply)

Tubal is a preferred training provider to deliver School-based traineeships in Western Australia through the Department of Training and Workforce Development.

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