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Start your future with an HIA traineeship

Earn while you learn and join the building and construction industry

Start your future with an HIA traineeship

Earn while you learn and join the building and construction industry

HIA Traineeships - earn while you learn

A career in business administration is a fast-paced one, where you can progress and work in a variety of fields and industries. It’s also a career path that can open up a world of opportunities if you decide to branch out into another field of business at a later stage in your life.

By kick-starting a business administration traineeship with HIA, you can:

  • Earn a nationally recognised qualification
  • Get paid to work and study
  • Get a leg up on the competition by gaining valuable year-on-year work experience that university students miss out on
  • Learn practical information that you can then practise on the job
  • Access support and mentoring from industry leaders.
What skills do you need for Business Administration?
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Business Administration is a great opportunity if you are looking to get into the world of business. Your traineeship can give you the desirable advantage to employers based on the fact you will have more hands-on experience in an office environment compared to other people of a similar age. However, if you really want to succeed in your Business Administration traineeship you will need to have some of the following qualities:

  • organisation
  • time management
  • communication skills
  • attention to detail
  • problem-solving
  • multi-tasking.
What is a Business Administration traineeship?
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A Business Administration traineeship is another career pathway into business administration and other related fields of business. You don’t need to have a business degree to enter into business administration, and a traineeship is a great way to get paid to learn. It can be a perfect option for any school leaver interested in getting into the world of business.

What does a Business Administration trainee do?
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The role of a Business Administration trainee can be incredibly diverse. From managing operational tasks within the office, to making sure that everything runs smoothly. A variety of key functions are required to support the daily operations of a business including:

  • organisation
  • scheduling
  • co-ordination
  • and records management.
Benefits of business traineeships
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Businesses come in all shapes and sizes. The need for individuals with experience in a business environment is incredibly important to employers. Those who gain a qualification in Business Administration are in high demand. By completing your traineeship you’ll get great benefits such as:

Developing a broad knowledge base

One of the great advantages of a Business Administration traineeship is that you can work almost anywhere thanks to the vast number of skills you will learn. For example, you may want to pursue further studies to become a purchasing professional, customer service or a human resources specialist. Regardless of your career path, the different types of knowledge and training you'll receive during a business administration traineeship can help to propel your future career.

Allowing you to develop “soft skills”

A Business Administration traineeship means you will be gaining a work-based qualification. Joining the office environment from a young age will allow you to develop the desirable skills (soft skills) employers will be looking for in your future career. Typical soft skills include:

  • communication
  • critical thinking
  • leadership
  • conflict management
  • and decision making.

Enjoying a variety of career paths

Thanks to the wide-ranging skills and attributes you will develop during your traineeship, you get to choose between an amazing selections of career paths. Careers in business functions such as Human Resources, Marketing and Finance make a Business Administration traineeship a great first step for you. In addition, changing career later on in life may not necessarily mean having to take further courses. Because of your traineeship, it will be much easier to transition from one career to another.

A confidence boost

As a Business Administration apprentice, you will be in a busy office environment where you will more than likely be taking part in meetings, dealing with visitors or customers and working alongside various types of colleagues within the organisation. This will allow you to naturally become more confident and also develop strong people skills.


Start your career with a traineeship in the building industry. Let us guide you through the process of becoming a qualified professional - we will be with you every step of the way!


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NSW Government - support for apprentices


HIA has partnered with the Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) NSW on an apprentice project.

This initiative will help support apprentices from disadvantaged backgrounds to access apprenticeships within the residential building industry. 

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