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Government Funding

Why hire a Trainee?

Trainees may take more work initially, but they bring so many other benefits to your business: 

  • Initial lower cost to your business and great incentives
  • You can train them to suit your business systems and approach
  • They bring fresh ideas and energy to your business – many younger trainees are skilled in other areas such as social media networking 
  • They work in your business which may provide more comfort to your clients and their privacy 
  • Trainees are generally more open to assisting you with ad hoc tasks in order to learn
  • Your next champion – only if you are willing to put in the time and effort to mentor your trainee
  • Good retention strategy – the individual has the benefit of completing a qualification whilst learning on the job

A list of Australian Apprenticeships Support Network (AASN) providers
can be found here:

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Please contact AAMC Training Group directly to find out more: 

A Traineeship is a great way for an employer to recruit and integrate a new employee into the business whilst providing nationally accredited training. It is also a great way for a new employee to learn the skills and knowledge that the business and industry needs.

State and Federal Governments provide financial incentives to employers to hire Australian Trainees. These funds can vary, depending on your business and trainees’ location, employment contract and other eligibility criteria. AAMC Training may be nominated as the preferred registered training provider (RTO) at the time of signing the contract with your Australian Apprenticeship Network Provider. The qualifications offered by AAMC Training Group may not be a recognised traineeship qualification in all states.

Further information can also be found at the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships website AAMC Training refer employers and candidates to an Australian Apprenticeship provider to gain further and accurate information regarding their own circumstances. This information is subject to change and is to be viewed as a guide only.

Who should I contact?

Once you have spoken to your nominated Australian Apprenticeships Support Network (AASN), your trainee has been deemed eligible for the grant/funding, and your contract has been lodged through the relevant government state portal, you should reach out to AAMC Training and let us know you have nominated us on the contract.

Do not enrol your trainee directly in a course with us, our team will do this once all information has been received.

Our process

Once we have received notification that your traineeship contract has been approved via the state portal (which may take up to 3 months), we will contact you to enrol your trainee and organise all relevant paperwork. This may involve a virtual induction meeting between you, your trainee, the trainee’s nominated supervisor, and our Training Co-ordinator.

In some states visitations are required to be completed with the Employer and Trainee to ensure the trainee is effectively developing within their job role, in line with the course competencies. Visitation requirements differ in each state and are conducted virtually, at mutually convenient times. These visits require documentation to be completed by your nominated supervisor, your trainee and our Visitation Officer. For Victoria and Queensland a Trainee Record book is provided to the Trainee and Employer at the time of induction. It is considered a live working document that must be partially completed in line with the on-the-job training before each quarterly visitation. Both the assigned Supervisor and Trainee are required to be at the induction and every visitation. All virtual sessions are recorded for quality and training purposes.

*Please note the ongoing process for traineeships may differ in each state.


Standard course fees apply. Please refer to our website for the relevant course fees. In addition to the course fee, a Traineeship administration fee of up to $1,500 per Trainee will be charged. This covers the administration and management of the Trainee and the overall process.

Employer responsibilities and obligations

  • Provide relevant on-the-job training
  • Provide supervision of their Trainee
  • Allow the Trainee time to complete tasks associated with the training plan during paid work time
  • Three hours per week release for structured training averaged over a 4-week period (pro-rata for part time employees) during paid work time
  • Complete all required paperwork and attend induction, and all visitations required by the AASN and AAMC Training (as nominated RTO)
  • Notify both the AASN and AAMC Training if a Trainee is falling behind with course progress, the employer is unable to continue supporting the Traineeship process, or the Trainee has resigned and/or left the business

Trainee responsibilities and obligations

  • To attend virtual classroom training sessions (where this method of study has been selected)
  • Progress through their training course towards a nominated completion date
  • Attend induction and traineeship visits booked with AAMC Training Group

Important information

If an Employer or Trainee do not meet the required obligations to AAMC Training, we may decline/refuse or cancel a Traineeship contract at any time including if:

  • An employer or candidate enrols into a/the qualification and commences the course before notifying AAMC Training that it is an intended Traineeship, AAMC Training will be required to decline the Traineeship.
  • Payment remains outstanding longer than the payment terms
  • You, your supervisor and trainee do not complete the required documents, attend required meetings, or complete the on-the-job and off-the-job training requirements
  • Traineeships may have a nominal duration of between 12 – 36 months, however completions terms are determined by all parties
  • Traineeship funding and requirements may differ in each Australian state or territory

Other criteria may apply, and information on this page may be subject to change at any time.

State training funding may also be available in your state and may be combined with traineeship incentives.