Traineeships are entry-level roles undertaken under a Training Contract between an employer and a trainee that combines training with paid employment. Traineeships are undertaken at Certificate II level and above including Diploma and Advanced Diploma. Traineeships typically have a duration of one to two years and are competency based. Traineeships can be in areas including civil construction, design, business services, information technology, human resources and community services. For a trainee to be counted towards the MPSG requirement for a project they must be:
- undertaking a course that relates directly to their role on a LJF Project and is consistent with the Training Contract; and
- registered with the Victorian Registration and Qualification Authority (VRQA).
Traineeships are different from professional traineeships (an employee who is not in an entry level role and is undertaking professional development training), which cannot count towards MPSG.