Traineeships

Traineeships 101

What is a traineeship?

A traineeship is typically a year-long program that combines two primary modes of training: In classroom training, for structured learning opportunities, and on-the-job training and experience. Once you complete all of the course requirements, you will receive your Certificate — from a nationally recognised program.

 

Types of traineeships:

New Entrant Traineeships

New Entrant Traineeship is available to anyone within the first 3 months of commencing full time employment with an employer. They may also qualify if they are within the first 12 months of a part-time employment arrangement or within 3 months of completing a pre-requisite qualification.

 

Like any traineeship, your trainee will gain on the job experience whilst completing a qualification and will receive support and feedback throughout the duration of their studies. New Entrant Traineeships are available for almost all of METS qualifications, as long as the student is eligible for this kind of study

 

New Entrant Traineeships are available for almost all of METS qualifications as long as the student is eligible for this kind of study.

 

To be eligible for a New Entrant Traineeship a student must:

  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Have worked for less then 3 months full time or 12 months part time with their current employer or have completed the pre-requisite qualification less then 3 months prior.

New Entrant Traineeships are economical, with a variety of payment options offered to the participant or their employer. Concessions do apply and incentives are available to eligible employers

Existing Worker Traineeships

Where a person is not eligible to be classified as a new entrant trainee, but still wishes to undertake a traineeship, they will be classified as an Existing Worker Trainee.

Like any traineeship, your employee will gain on the job experience whilst completing a qualification and will receive support and feedback from both you and METS throughout the duration of their studies. However, unlike New Entrant Traineeships, the NSW State Government does not fund METS for Existing Worker Traineeships and therefore we must invoice you or your employer to cover the training costs. In most cases the incentives the employer receives from the Commonwealth Government will offset these costs.

To be eligible for an Existing Worker Traineeship a student must:

  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Have worked for more than 3 months full time or 12 months part time with their current employer or have completed the pre-requisite qualification more than 3 months prior.

 

Training costs for Existing Worker Traineeships are invoiced to the employer in 3 intervals and are in most cases offset by incentives. Further to this, an enrolment fee applies, with a bond being returned from this fee upon successful completion of the qualification.

Which course is for you?

Employment-Based Training

Employer-based training is a great way to get your staff skilled! With METS your team will receive regular face to face visits by a professional and qualified METS trainer, providing training and assessment on site with personalised and quality support.
 

HOW DOES METS EMPLOYMENT-BASED TRAINING WORK?

Your trainee will receive onsite visits by their METS trainer/assessor, who will present and discuss the course materials in depth and will answer any questions or concerns your trainee may have then and there on the spot. Along with this, your trainee’s on the job skills will be assessed during visits in consultation with the onsite representative. We ensure that your trainee is receiving holistic training and developing a full understanding of each unit of competency within their qualification so that theoretical work and practical skills meet the National Standard.

DOES AN EMPLOYMENT-BASED TRAINEESHIP COST EXTRA?

No!

WILL TRAINEES RECEIVE SUPPORT IN BETWEEN TRAINER VISITS?

Absolutely. We’ve been told by hundreds of our happy clients that they choose us because of our personable nature, quality training programs & one-on-one support. It’s training with a difference!

I HAVE A STAFF MEMBER WITH SPECIFIC LEARNING NEEDS. CAN METS GIVE THEM EXTRA SUPPORT?

Of course! Just let us know at the time of enrolment and we’ll take care of the rest. If your trainee discovers difficulties part way through their traineeship, we’ll also be happy to explore what additional assistance may be available. Just be sure to let us know!

CAN METS CATER TO TRAINEES FROM NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING BACKGROUNDS?

All METS course materials are written in an accessible format. And naturally, as your trainee will receive visits from their METS trainer, they’ll have the opportunity to clarify their understanding of the course work face to face. And on top of all of this, your trainee may be offered the opportunity to clarify their theory responses with their trainer/assessor and possibly establish competency based on a combination of written and verbal assessment.

DOES METS OFFER RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING AND CREDIT TRANSFER?

We certainly do. If your trainee has received competency in a current unit of their qualification previously, or have 5 or more years on the floor experience working in the sector, METS are happy to offer Credit Transfer and/or assistance to work towards a qualification via Recognition of Prior Learning.

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