Industry Areas for Traineeships

Industry Areas for Traineeships

A Traineeship is a job that combines on the job learning and formal study.

Traineeships are covered by "Training Contracts" and are usually paid at the National Training Wage.

There are broadly two ways you are eligible to undertake a Traineeship:

  • As a New Entrant Trainee - where you secure a traineeship job in an industry area for the first time.
  • As an Existing Worker Trainee- where you have been working in an industry for some time, want to have your skills recognised and extended to a national standard, and meet the other eligibility criteria.

To help you determine which Traineeship would best suit you, here is a list of our most popular trade areas:

Automotive


Traineeships in the Automotive field are quite popular. Qualifications obtained through these Traineeships act as a stepping stone for those looking to go into an Apprenticeship.

Communications & IT


This industry includes areas such Information Technology, Printing, Graphic Design and Telecommunications.

Community Services


Workers in the Community Services industry are employed in the Aged Care, Child Care and Disability Care fields. This industry also includes Massage, Pharmacy and Dental.

Engineering


There are many different branches of Engineering, including Electrical, Mechanical, Civil and Chemical.

Finance & Business


Traineeships in the Finance and Business field are quite popular. Qualifications obtained through these Traineeships act as a stepping stone for those looking to work in Business or go on to undertaking further education.

Horticulture


Horticulture is the industry and science of plant cultivation including the process of preparing soil for the planting of seeds, tubers, or cuttings.

Hospitality


Many skills developed through Hospitality qualifications are common and provide for both specialist and generic skills development.

Retail


The retail industry is the largest single industry providing employment within Australia. It is made up of three main sub-divisions: food retailing, personal and household goods and motor vehicle servicing and retailing.

For a comprehensive list of the types of Traineeships available, visit the State Training Services website