Information for employers

Workplace Training, Traineeships and Government Subsidies

The Government uses incentives to encourage employers to offer work-based training opportunities to staff, assisting the employees to upgrade and expand their skills. There is an encouragement through traineeships, and on-the-job training to create a more skilled and flexible workforce.
As an employer you may be eligible for incentives for each employee to help them improve their skills and knowledge through education and training.

Wherever possible, TEAMS will seek appropriate funding for course participants to broaden the range of people to access vocational training.

Employees can be signed up to a training program known as a traineeship and funded by the State Government.  Australian Apprenticeship Centres determine whether the potential trainee meets the necessary criteria.  Clients are then enrolled into the appropriate course, and an individual training plan that leads to a national qualification.

These traineeships provide the opportunity to gain relevant skills, knowledge and hands- on experience through a combination of structured on-the-job and off-the-job training and assessing. They are increasingly being used to support employees in an upgrade of their qualification levels in order to compete in today’s competitive employment market.

Unlike full-time university or college, traineeship training is undertaken both in the workplace and off-the-job, providing practical experience and a qualification while continuing to receive a wage. Once your employees have successfully completed the training program they will receive a nationally recognised qualification issued by TEAMS under the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF).