Traineeships are a system of combining accredited training and employment so that people entering an occupation can receive instruction on specific skills while working in the industry. Traineeships are available in a range of different occupations, and at Certificate II, III and Diploma levels.
The training component of the traineeship is funded by the Queensland Government’s Department of Education, Training and Employment. This is based on the trainee meeting required eligibility criteria. To determine if your trainee is eligible, please discuss this with your Australian Apprenticeship Centre.
A Sport and Recreation or Children's Services traineeship is an ideal way to learn about your chosen industry as it combines both hands-on experience and structured formal training. Traineeships are funded by the Queensland Government's Department of Education,Training and Employment, and are available in a wide range of sport, recreation, fitness and childcare specialisations.
Since 1999, over 1100 Trainees throughout Queensland have chosen the YMCA as their Traineeship provider. These trainees have been employed by organisations that cover an extensive network of programs and services across the various sectors of sport,recreation and childcare, including community recreation and fitness, local councils and various sporting clubs and associations.
The YMCA provides a flexible approach to the training program depending on individual trainee's needs and using a combination of delivery methods. These include:
The YMCA has been bestowed a preferred supplier status by the Department of Education, Training and Employment, and is able to support traineeships in sport and recreation throughout Queensland.