Traineeships and apprenticeships offer the ability to ‘learn and earn’ from day one. They combine training and paid employment, leading to skills and qualifications that are recognised across Australia and by other employers in the industry.

You can be a school student, a school-leaver, re-entering the workforce or simply wishing to change careers. Traineeships and apprenticeships are available across all community care disciplines.  Trainees or apprentices can be employed full-time, part-time or school-based (SAT). Traineeships and apprenticeships are available to any eligible person of working age.

CHARLTON BROWN® delivers traineeships and apprenticeships in Queensland under the User Choice funding program which is funded by the Queensland Government.

Courses available:

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) 
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) 
CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) 

How we provide the training?

Training will be provided at the centre or facility where the trainee is employed. Our trainer visits the trainee or apprentice on a regular basis which is determined at the initial sign up. The training should be undertaken in a quiet, uninterrupted area; however at times it may involve the trainer supervising the trainee or apprentice whilst working.

Do I have to be paid a reduced wage while doing the traineeship or apprenticeship?

This may be negotiated between the trainee or apprentice and the employer. However it must be noted that trainees or apprentices must be employed on a permanent full-time or permanent part-time basis.  Please note that wages are subject awards determined by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

Information for School Based Traineeships

School-based apprentices and trainees (SAT) are paid while they learn workplace skills, gain confidence and adapt to a work environment. SATs provide an opportunity for students to practice learnt skills in a real work environment. Eligible High school students in Years 10, 11 and 12 can work for an employer and train towards a recognised qualification. Students complete VET studies alongside their Queensland Certificate of Education and/or Overall Position (OP) score.  The minimum paid work requirement for a SAT is 375 hours (50 days) per 12 month period. 

The school VET Co-ordinator or Guidance Officer assists the SAT to find a host service employer. SAT will be given time off school for paid work in a service one day per week – the school and the family must support this.

How much does it cost?

There is a tuition fee applicable for all courses (with the exception of school based trainees), however full and partial exemptions may apply in certain circumstances. Speak to us today about these exemptions.  The tuition fee is calculated at $1.60 per nominal hour.