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Apprenticeship, Cadetships and On the Job Training

Friday, 18 May 2012

Apprenticeship, Cadetships and On-the-Job Training.

Today on Lets Get Working we are looking at Apprenticeship/Traineeship, Cadetships and On-the-Job Training.


What is an apprenticeship or traineeship?
An apprenticeship or traineeship is a training contract between an employer and an employee in which the apprentice/trainee learns the occupation or trade.
An apprenticeship or traineeship can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis and can be used as a valuable stepping stone to start or further a career in an industry you want to work in .
If you are employed as an apprentice or trainee, you will combine work for your employer with structured, off-the-job training or workplace based training organised through a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and receive a nationally recognised qualification. A special feature of apprenticeships and traineeships is that a contract of training exists between the employer and the apprentice or trainee that sets out the responsibilities of the employer and the apprentice or trainee.
Apprenticeships and traineeships are not just for students leaving school. They are suitable for people of all ages to improve their career prospects in particular industries. As an apprentice or trainee, you will become more employable by holding a qualification that the industry recognises throughout Australia.
Apprenticeships and traineeships may also be a way for existing workers to gain formal recognition for any skills they have attained and to consolidate these skills by undertaking off-the-job training or workplace based training.

There are Traineeships in: baker, Bricklayer, Butcher, Cabinetmaker, Carpenter, Carpenter and Joiner, Communications Linesperson, Hairdresser, Mechanic, just to name a few. For a full list go to, Australian Apprenticeships


What is a Cadetship?

A Cadetship combines formal vocational training with practical work experience. Cadetships vary in length depending on the vocation but are generally 18 month to 2 years in length. The site must guarantee paid employment for a minimum of 3 months for the duration of the contract. Therefore part time cadetships are a suitable option for sites to consider.Cadets complete a nationally recognised qualification at a Certificate IV to Advanced Diploma level. (a combination of Certificate III and IV can be negotiated). Individual sites are responsible for organising and funding the vocational training component with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
There is no Contract of Training or Australian Apprenticeship Centre involvement. Cadets are employed under a Contract of Employment with DECD and are paid at the award wage consistent with the cadetship vocation.

Who is eligible to undertake a Cadetship?
Cadetships are open to all people who can identify with one of the targeted groups:

  • Young people between the ages of 17-24 (inclusive)
  • Mature aged (40+).No age criteria applies to cadetships for the following target groups:
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent;
  • have a declared disability;
  • are currently or have been in State care;
  • are deemed long term unemployed;
  • have status of migrant or refugee (with appropriate work visa);
  • are parents returning to work.

    There are Cadetships in: Journalism, Business, Medicine, Police, Environment, Engineering... Visit Cadetshipsfor more information


    On-the-Job Training On-the-job training (OJT) is job training that occurs in the work place. The new employee learns the job while doing the job and while earning his pay check. On-the-job training is also called hands on training. On-the-job training has many advantages, but it can also have a few disadvantages if the OJT is not properly planned and executed. Additionally, on-the-job training programs are designed to help unemployed individuals develop skills for job placement.

    There is on-the-job training in: retail, sales, A newly hired employee, Industrial workers and clerical office workers, teacher's aide, to name a few.

    Until next time,
    Enjoy the journey!

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