Traineeships are a Commonwealth initiative to assist with the costs related to undertaking a qualification. If your question isn’t addressed below, get in touch with us and we’ll provide the information you need.
WHAT IS THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR A TRAINEESHIP?
To be eligible for a Traineeship the participant must:
work within ACT
be at least 15 years of age
be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, New Zealand passport holder resident for more than 6 months, or holds an eligible visa confirmed by Skills ACT
work full-time or part-time for at least 15 hours per week and receive remuneration (including leave and other entitlements) for your work. Casual employees are not eligible for a traineeship
be adequately supervised by a suitably qualified person who is permanently employed at the same workplace and predominantly for the same hours as the participant
WHAT INCENTIVES AND SUBSIDIES ARE AVAILABLE?
Traineeships in the ACT attract financial assistance to help reduce the cost of training.
ACT User Choice Funding, that McMillan as an RTO can obtain, is now including existing workers in their funding discounts. This means that for many qualification programs we deliver, we can now discount our fees for all existing workers, not just new workers!
ACT User Choice Funding - McMillan, as your RTO can obtain funding to assist with the training. This funding significantly reduces our fee.
Commonwealth Funding - An employer of a New Worker Trainee could be eligible to receive Commonwealth Funding of up to $4000. An employer of an Existing Worker could be eligible to receive Commonwealth Funding of up to $3000.
Upon successful completion, trainees will receive $300 by the ACT Government
HOW IS A TRAINEESHIP DELIVERED?
McMillan can deliver this qualification to individuals or workplace groups.
Individuals will be supported with regular face to face coaching and assessment support.
Workplace groups will receive face to face training workshops. A training and assessment schedule will be developed to meet the needs of the organisation.
WHAT ARE EMPLOYER OBLIGATIONS?
An employer of a trainee must ensure that their workplace has the capacity to support structured training in the proposed qualification including:
available supervisory staff with the required knowledge, skills and qualifications to build the Trainee’s required competencies in the workplace
access to structured training and assessment each week during work hours until the full qualification and training contract have been completed
available facilities and equipment