Unlocking Potential – A Guide for Employers on Early Childhood Traineeships

Are you considering hiring trainees in the field of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)? As an employer it’s crucial to understand the nuances of early childhood traineeships and the benefits they offer. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you navigate through this enriching opportunity:

Understanding Early Childhood Traineeships

Early Childhood Traineeships are tailor-made programs designed to cultivate skilled professionals within the ECEC sector. These programs cater to various individuals, including:

  1. New Entrants: Individuals new to the early childhood workforce seeking to gain a nationally recognized qualification.
  2. Existing Workers: ECEC staff looking to formalize their skills and secure future job prospects.
  3. School-based Trainees: High school students aspiring to gain vocational qualifications while still in school.

Government Incentives and Wage Subsidies

Employers engaging in early childhood traineeships may be eligible for government incentives and wage subsidies. These incentives are aimed at supporting priority occupations, including:

Eligible employers can receive up to $12,000 in wage support payments over two years, while trainees receive $5,000 in incentive payments over the same period.

Eligibility Criteria for Trainees

There are several eligibility requirements including:

Please see the Australian Apprenticeships Incentive System Guidelines for more information on eligibility requirements.

What is the first step in hiring an early childhood trainee?

Contact an Australian Apprenticeships Support Network Provide (AASN) | Australian Apprenticeships

AASN providers serve as the primary point of contact for initiating early childhood traineeships. They offer free services to connect trainees with employers and provide ongoing support throughout the traineeship.

How to choose a Quality Training Provider

Selecting a reputable training provider is paramount for ensuring the success of your trainee. Look for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) with a proven track record in delivering nationally recognized qualifications, such as Suzan Johnston Australia.

Partnering with Suzan Johnston Australia

Suzan Johnston Australia, with over six decades of experience, stands as a beacon of excellence in providing quality training programs. We stand ready to provide you with dedicated support from our experienced team of educators as you guide your own trainee in your Centre’s practices.

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO Number 170), Suzan Johnston Australia is approved to deliver the following Nationally Recognised Qualifications under the Australian Qualifications Framework:

Suzan Johnston Australia offer flexible delivery modes, including workplace training, live virtual classes, and online self-paced options.

By partnering with Suzan Johnston Australia, not only can you access top-notch training for your early childhood trainee, but you may also benefit from government-subsidised course fees.

Act swiftly to seize this opportunity before the Wage Subsidy incentive concludes on June 30, 2024.

For more information on early childhood traineeships and how Suzan Johnston Australia can support your business, contact us today!