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Regional Update

September 03, 2019

What are the benefits of employing a trainee in your business?



  • Staff (trainees) are trained to suit your business
  • Traineeships can be part-time, full-time or school based, depending on what suits your needs
  • Traineeships make it easier to attract staff
  • Higher quality work from your staff
  • Employees with nationally accredited qualifications
  • The standardization of employee competencies
  • Increased productivity
  • Reduced staff turnover
  • Increased staff confidence, morale, and commitment to their job

Who can do a Traineeship?

Traineeships provide employees of all ages and skill sets with the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification and the skills necessary to become competent in all areas that are essential to growing your business.

Traineeships are open to people of all ages:

  • School leavers and gap year students
  • Existing workers with skills but not yet qualified
  • New and Existing workers without experience in their area of interest
  • Mature workers wanting to start a new career
  • Trainees working on a full-time or part-time basis
  • School Based Traineeships

Types of Traineeships

HIA Apprentices offer Certificate III in Business. This is a combined Customer Service and Business Administration role.

How is the Trainee Trained?

HIA Apprentices is here to assist you. HIA Apprentices designs your training delivery to suit your needs. HIA Apprentices is focused on delivering training that assists in your commercial objectives as a business owner.

Trainees combine work with on the job training, with HIA Apprentices coordinating the Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO). The cost of training provided for the trainee is included when hiring a trainee from HIA Apprentices.

An individual training plan is developed for each trainee to meet the needs of your business and the individual staff member. The frequency of visits will be determined depending on business need.

Each site visit will be no longer than one hour and where possible will be carried out in conjunction with the employees’ daily duties so that no disruption is caused. Visits will generally occur once per month.

The duration of a Traineeship depends upon the qualification and whether the employee is working full or part time. The minimum is 6 months and can be as long as 24 months.

What does the Business Receive?

Hiring a trainee is a smart investment in the future of your business by providing real benefits and contributing to your bottom line. You may be eligible for up to $1250 at the successful conclusion of the traineeship.


How Do I Find Out More?


For more details contact HIA Apprentice Manager Laurence Antcliff on 0418 688 137, 1300 650 620 or visit to enquire how to find the right trainee for your business.