Traineeships - Northern Beaches Community College


What is a Traineeship?

A traineeship is a great opportunity to earn as you learn! It is a training agreement between an employer and an employee during which the trainee learns the skills needed for a particular occupation or trade, whilst earning a wage. It combines time at work with training and can be completed full-time, part-time or while you are still at school.

At the end of the traineeship the trainee will have achieved a nationally recognised qualification. The employer will have an upskilled and valuable employee as well as potentially receiving government incentives from the Federal Government.

Traineeships are available to anyone of working age regardless of their level of education. You can be a school-leaver, re-entering the workforce or an adult worker simply wishing to change careers.

What is involved in establishing a Traineeship?

  • The trainee enters into a traineeship agreement with the employer for the period determined by the qualification level being studied.
  • As the Registered Training Organisation, the College will provide the training in the appropriate qualification to the trainee using one of the Training Delivery Options set out below.
  • The Traineeship Agreement is organised through an Apprenticeship Centre who can advise on any other benefits or incentives that are available to trainees and employers.

How long does a Traineeship take to complete?

A traineeship lasts one to two years depending upon the level of the qualification being completed.

Training Cost

The course enrolment fee for a new entrant traineeship has previously been $1000 but with effect from January 2020, the NSW Government has removed this charge and there will be NO enrolment fee! There’s never been a better time for traineeships in NSW!!


With effect from October 2020 a wage subsidy of up to 50% (max $7000 per quarter, per trainee) is payable to employers who employee a new trainee after 5 October 2020. This applies to all new entrant trainees. Subsidies are payable until 30 September 2021. The wage subsidy also applies up to a maximum of 30 existing workers (conditions apply) per ABN. Limited places available. Call the College to find out how you can maximise the benefits to your business with trainees!

Current qualifications available under a traineeship with NBMC

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care
HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services
CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
CHC42415 Certificate IV in Leisure & Health
BSB30120 Certificate III in Business
FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting & Bookkeeping
BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership & Management
BSB40420 Certificate IV in Human Resources
BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership & Management
CHC50121 Diploma of Early Education & Care
(No Government Incentives payable for Diploma of Leadership & Management)

What training is provided?

Training may be a combination of on-the-job training and formal study. The content of the training is determined by the requirements of the qualification studied. Elective subjects can be chosen based on the needs of the employer’s business.

Training delivery Options

If the employer has a minimum of three trainees commencing at the same time, our trainer can come to the workplace and deliver small group training and assessment at a time that is convenient to the business.

Structured face to face courses are delivered regularly at the College. Once the trainee is signed up to the traineeship contract they can join the next College course that commences.

For new entrant trainees, regular visits to the workplace will be made by our trainer to support the trainee in his or her learning and to monitor their progress. Email and phone support will also be available between visits.

Benefits for the Employer

  • Increased workplace productivity
  • Upskilled employees to meet business needs
  • Receive government incentives plus new government wage subsidy incentives.
  • Promote employee loyalty.

Why use Northern Beaches & Mosman College for training?

  • NBMC has been an Registered Training Organisation since 1995
  • Has a highly successful completion rate for traineeships
  • Is flexible and supportive
  • Provides industry qualified and experienced trainers
  • Is an approved provider under the NSW Government’s Smart & Skilled Training Program.

What Next?

For more information please contact Fran Butterworth on 9970 1000 or email We can assess eligibility and training needs to work out a training plan to best suit individual and business requirements.

Additional information

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government – for more information on fee free Traineeships in NSW go to The NSW Government's Vocational Education & Training Website

Northern Beaches & Mosman College
Registered Training Organisation – National ID 90113

Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 9.00am to 4.00pm, Tues and Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113