The main difference between an apprenticeship and a traineeship is the term of the training. Most traineeships are full time for 12 months however in some cases this term could extend to 36 months. The industry and the qualification required will determine whether it is classed as an apprenticeship or a traineeship and the length of time needed to complete the training. At the completion of the training you will receive a Certificate of Proficiency from the Department of Industry.
You are led by an industry expert who can teach you the practical side of the career which is accompanied by formal training delivered by a registered training organisation (RTO). This training can be delivered on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both. Traineeships are perfect for school leavers, those wishing to re-enter the workforce, update skills or for people simply wishing to change careers. If this is the case, existing skills and prior experience can be recognised and course credit granted, potentially reducing the amount of formal training required.