Considering undertaking a traineeship or are you an employer looking to hire a trainee?
Traineeship programs are designed to help you earn while you learn. Undertaking a traineeship provides you with a unique experience to work towards a nationally recognised qualification, combined with real on-the-job experience.
A traineeship is essentially a partnership between the trainee, the host employer and the registered training organisation. Each party has obligations and responsibilities to ensure a successful outcome from the traineeship for the participant.
A number of qualifications offered by ASSET can be delivered as a traineeship. The most popular qualifications delivered under the traineeship model at Asset College are:
You can view all courses offered at Asset College here.
Information For Employers
The Sign Up Process
Before signing your employee up for a traineeship, you should undertake research to find the most suitable course for their job role. Trainees should be enrolled into qualifications that help them build their skills, not a qualification where they already have those skills.
Once you have decided on the qualification with your trainee:
For enrolment we will need to know:
Supervisors should be actively supporting their trainees in the workplace.
Employers need to be providing regular time at work for trainees to complete learning and assessments during work hours. This is to be negotiated between the employer and the trainee and the amount of time should be dependent on the qualification level. Examples include 1 training day a month or a couple of hours each week.
If trainees are not progressing in accordance with their signed training plan, Asset College may be required to advise the AASN and other regulatory authorities responsible for administering traineeships of this.
If you would like an update on your trainees progression, please contact [email protected]. Please allow at least 2 business days for a response regarding your trainees progression.
Information for Trainees
The Sign Up Process
Before signing up for a traineeship, work with your employer to research a course that would be most beneficial for you to learn new skills relevant to your current role.
If you would like to be assessed for Recognition of Prior Learning or provide previous qualifications for credit transfer, please advise us of this at the time of enrolment. We will need to determine the units of competency you need to study prior to the issuance of a training plan.
Keep in mind that recognition of prior learning is to recognise you for your existing skills and experience. If you already have all the skills and knowledge relevant to the qualification you are enrolling in under a traineeship, you may want to consider other qualifications available to you. RPL cannot be claimed for skills gained since commencing a traineeship.
Asset College’s standard course offerings include pre-selected units of competency which meet the requirements for the majority of our students. These are listed on the relevant course page of our website. If you would like to choose different units that better suit your worklace, we can discuss developing an individual learning plan for an additional fee (see fee schedule) prior to commencement of the course. Note that not all elective units listed on training.gov.au are available through our RTO.
To enrol you will need to:
Once all of these steps are complete, you will be enrolled into our online learning portal and issued your first unit to begin studying.
Your training plan will include dates for submission of each unit of competency and the list of units that you will be completing under this traineeship.
Although your training contract may state a time period for completion of your traineeship, it is a requirement of studying with Asset College that you submit at a minimum 1 unit of competency per month. This helps to keep you motivated and on track in your online studies.
We will release to you one unit of competency at a time to work on. As you complete each unit, a new one will be released to you. Students will not be released more than 3 units at any one time. This is to not overwhelm you, assist with your study progression and to keep you focused.
Your trainer will contact you regularly to support you through your traineeship. Please contact your trainer as first point of call for any questions about your course via email. You can also schedule phone calls with your trainer to clarify anything in regards to your assessments.
If you are requiring more time to complete your studies, please talk to your employer to negotiate reasonable time to complete your training during work hours. Trainees may also be required to study in their own time to meet the requirements of their course.
If you plan to cease employment with your current employer under the traineeship, you can request to transfer your traineeship to a new employer and continue studying your course. You can contact your AASN provider to complete this paperwork and advise us that you wish to continue your traineeship with ASSET under a new employer.