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What is a traineeship?


Traineeships combine training and employment to complete a Nationally Recognised qualification and gain on-the-job experience. This means that eligible individuals can learn and earn money at the same time.

For more information about traineeships, click here.

Under the NSW Government fee-free traineeship initiative, NSW trainees that commence their training on or after 1 January 2020 may be eligible for fee free training. For eligible trainees there will be no requirement to pay the student fee. For more information, go to

Traineeships are an agreement between the Trainee, Employer and Registered Training Organisation (RTO).  Traineeships can be full time or part time and vary in duration, approximately 1-2 years.

Employers and Supervisors play an integral role in mentoring and supervising the trainee.

Benchmark College currently provides traineeships for the following qualifications:


Traineeships can be full time or part time and vary in duration from 1 to 4 years.


Types of traineeships


There are different traineeship types, e.g. “New Entrant” and “Existing Worker” traineeships. Each type of traineeship has different eligibility, fees, incentives and time frames.


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For information about School-based traineeships (SBATs), go to NSW Government - Education-SBATS

Benefits for employers


  • Employer incentives

  • Flexible delivery that minimises impact on your organisation

  • Staff achieve a Nationally Recognised qualification

  • Training that is customised and contextualised to the workplace

More information

If you would like more information, please click on the following:

       Website: Smart and Skilled |   Ph: 13 28 11​

  • Australian Apprenticeships

       Website: Australian Apprenticeships  |   Ph:  13 38 73

  • Group Training Organisations

       Website: GTO Search  |  Ph: 1800 819 747

  • Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service

      Website: AATIS  |  Ph: 1800 338 022


1800 286 916

Smart and Skilled - NSW Department of Education

Telephone:  1300 772 104


VET Student Loans - Student information

Student Enquiry: 1800 020 108

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Benchmark College 
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