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Traineeships and Apprenticeships

Not sure about Uni just yet? Why not try a traineeship or apprenticeship? If you’ve ever wondered if you should try a traineeship or apprenticeship NOW is the time to apply as there are plenty of vacancies in a vast array of industries….Early Childhood Education, Office Admin, Dental Assisting, Plumbing, Air Con and Refrigeration, Carpentry, Electrical just to name a few that I found this week on the MEGT Career Hub Jobs Board.

Sign up to MEGT Career Hub and see the vast array of traineeships on offer HERE!

AFL SportsReady Traineeships

Do you love sport and want to try something new for a gap year? Want to “try before you buy” being a PE teacher for a year? Get a Cert III or IV in Sports Administration? An AFL SportsReady Traineeship might be the answer!

Expressions of Interest are due NOVEMBER 30. Register your interest HERE
There are currently 5 jobs on the jobs board! View them HERE

ABOUT THE ROLE

AFL SportsReady is seeking expressions of interest for our traineeship program in 2023, specifically within the sport and recreation industry.

The successful applicants will:

  • Be employed by AFL SportsReady
  • Work on-site within a school across South Australia
  • Study for an accredited qualification: Certificate III Sport & Recreation

WHY SHOULD YOU WORK WITH US?

Our traineeships are the best way to fast-track your career. We will provide you with the real skills and experience needed to succeed when first starting your career.

As the successful applicant, you will:

  • GET PAID: Earn while you learn (National Training Wage)
  • GET EXPERIENCE: Real work-place experience
  • GET NETWORKED: Build a network of key industry contacts
  • GET EDUCATED: Combine work with education and study for a fully funded qualification
  • GET SUPPORTED: Dedicated AFL SportsReady staff members (Field Officers and Educators) will support you every step of the way
  • GET INTO UNI: Direct entry and course credit to one of our University partners (Conditions apply, visit University partners for details)
  • GET A HEAD START: Experience + Education + Networks

If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, you will also receive one-on-one mentoring support and networking opportunities.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • General administrative support
  • Assist with the delivery of sporting programs and competitions
  • Liaise with other schools regarding interschool sports
  • Support sports coaches
  • Organise sports awards
  • Maintain sporting records
  • Maintain sports equipment
  • Communication with students and parents

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SELECTION CRITERIA

  • A permanent right to work in Australia
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good time management / organisational skills
  • Capacity to problem-solve
  • Attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm and a positive attitude

This position requires a COVID-19 proof of vaccination and a Working with Children Check. If successful, AFL SportsReady will assist in your application.

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SALARY

$24,000 – $28,000 plus 10.5% Superannuation

Applying for apprenticeships?

There are two ways you can approach this….

Contact a broker. They can help you find an employer and assist with setting up the paperwork. You would do your training probably through TAFE. In SA the main ones are;

Or, you can go through Registered Training Organisation, where they would manage your training and help find an employer, such as;

These tend to be industry based, so go through the industry that best suits you! This may be where the problem lies, deciding which trade to go into. You might like to do some work experience?

The Australian Apprenticeship app and their website have great resources for trying to work out which trade is for you! such as this page HERE

In addition, this page has information on the general levels of literacy and numeracy required. Visit HERE

In addition, the Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeship Information Service (AATIS) website is also very good! Visit HERE

If you want to start something at the start of the next year, but haven’t started the process, another good plan could be to do a pre-apprenticeship course at TAFE at the start of next year, do your white card etc so that you’re ready to go midyear. For eg. the cert II in electrotechnology (career start) at TAFE SA. This can lead to a cert III which you could do during your apprenticeship. Or a general Cert II pre-apprenticeship course.

Areas such as defence, space technology and cyber security are currently boom industries for SA. go to tafesa.edu.au/defence-industries for more information.

If your son / daughter is in Years 10 and 11 they should try to complete some VET to get a “taste” of the industry, or at least complete some work experience. VET applications are due this year for 2023. Make an appointment to see me to discuss the various VET offerings for 2023.

Try a Trade Sessions

If you’d like to do some more Career Exploration and see what it’s like to try a variety of industries you might be interested in PEER’s “Try a Trade” day! This is a great way to try on for size a whole range of different trades. Trades offer you a guaranteed job, an excellent qualification, great money but best of all no HECS debt! You earn while you learn! 90% of Trade graduates enjoy full time employment within 6 months of completion, as opposed to 70% of Uni grads. Also, due to skills shortages, trades salaries are outstripping those of other professions. So, if you are interested apply to PEER and WTC now, these sessions WILL book out fast.

PEER

PEER’s upcoming Try a Trade will provide your students with practical experience in the following trades:

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Construction
  • Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

Year Levels: 7-12
When: Monday, 12th December 2022
Time: 9am - 3pm
Where: PEER Trade Training Centre (1042 Port Road, Albert Park SA 5014)
Lunch: Students can either bring their own food or enjoy something at PEER’s onsite canteen.
Cost: The Try-a-Trade is proudly subsidised by CITB. If a student is not eligible for the funding, the cost per participant is $129.00 (Inc. GST).
Please be advised we have limited places available, so get in quick before the spaces run out!

For more information, please contact PEER on vetis@peer.com.au or 8348 1200. To Register click HERE

Girls only Trade Certificates at Western Technical College

After the success with an all-female Try a Trade class, WTC has decided to offer all female classes for (depending on minimum numbers) Certificate II in Construction Pathways and Certificate II in Engineering Pathways in 2023.

WTC would like to be the first step in changing the community perception that traditional trades are for males and breaking down stereotypes. Please watch the video attached of Alyssa (previous WTC and Sacred Heart College), about her journey thus far and her aspirations within what is generally considered a male pathway.

Making Her Mark | in Shipbuilding (Alyssa and Izzy) share their apprenticeship journey - Bing video

The feedback WTC received from the girls is that the all-female class has the following benefits for them :

  • Having the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and interest without judgement or ridicule
  • Not feeling self-conscious or anxious in a majority male class
  • Meeting new friends in a safe environment
  • Supporting each other
  • Having facilities that cater for both male and female within a simulated industry environment
  • Participating in the same courses and learning the same skills and achieving the same competence.

It is WTC’s belief that informed changes to career and workplace reality needs to take place at school in conjunction with parents (influencers) and industry. Western Technical College wish to be active in ensuring that change can occur.

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