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What is a traineeship?

Traineeships are similar to apprenticeships but they concentrate on vocational or job areas such as office administration, information technology or hospitality. Most traineeships range from a Certificate II level but can also be up to Diploma level in certain areas. To find out what courses are available here.

All types of vocations can be covered in some way under a traineeship. Training delivery can range from face to face, on-line and on-the-job or a combination of two or more methods, depending on the Training Organisations arrangement. At the end of the Traineeship, all trainees that complete the term and the training are deemed competent, and they will receive a nationally accredited certificate. The advantage of a Traineeship is that you can learn on the job building your skills and experience you need for your career.

More information on traineeships can be found at

School-based apprenticeships + traineeships (SBAT).

You can start your traineeship (or apprenticeship) while you are still at school. These are called School-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SBAT).

SBATs are more than just part-time jobs – they’re a great way to set yourself up for the career you want whilst you are completing your HSC and are available to all Year 10, 11 and 12 high school students in NSW.

Combine paid work, training, and school. As well as an industry recognised national qualification you will also gain credit towards the HSC. Some apprenticeships and traineeships can contribute towards the ATAR.

More information including a list of on SBATs available to students can be found here.

How do I get a traineeship?

Local company GetSet can match you with an employer. Visit GetSet here.

Careers Advisers are a great resource and can provide more information.

Contact employers directly. In the Riverina, local employers who offer traineeships include Solicitors and Accountants, local government, hospitality and hospitals. These local employers also want to hear from you:

  • Casella Family Brands offers traineeships. For more information look at the website or contact the HR team
  • SunRice – Step into a career with one of Australia’s internationally successful leading branded food producers and food service suppliers here.
  • Flavourtech – If you want to be a member of a high performing and innovative manufacturing team start here.
  • A&G Engineering – Join us on the next phase of your career journey with this stainless steel design and fabrication manufacturer. Browse here or connect with the human resources team on (02) 6964 3422
  • The Whitton Malthouse – Explore your options in the hospitality and tourism industry with regional NSW’s leading agritourism business here. Email Mel Dufty directly:
  • Southern Cotton Gin – Join the diversity of careers in the agriculture and processing industry. Email Mel Dufty directly:
  • Yenda Producers – Looking for a career in agriculture, then Yenda Producers is the best place to start your career. Start exploring the diversity of over 50 careers here or speak with HR on P: (02) 6961 3300
  • TAFE NSW – Get a head start on a career by completing a TAFE NSW at school or online vocational education course, or earn while you learn with a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship. You can also do your post-school studies and choose from a diploma, degree or our other pathways to university. Start here.

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