Government Incentives for Employers to Hire Apprentices and Trainees

Programs at Stanley College - For New and Existing Employees


COVID-19 Support

Up to 50% off trainee wages until June 30th, 2022.


Up to $36,000

Up to $36,000 in subsidies available for employers.



Apprenticeships and Traineeships are available for both new and current employees.


Skilled Workers

Your workers will be supported ongoing by Stanley College trainers.

Now is the Perfect Time to Speak to Stanley College about an Apprenticeship/Traineeship!



Stanley College is proud to offer Apprenticeships and  Traineeships in a wide range of courses including Commercial Cookery, Hospitality, Health, Business and Early Childhood Education. Stanley College is set apart from other education and training providers in Western Australia through its ability to adapt and offer courses to meet the needs of different markets, its commitment to continuous improvement and the passion of its staff to help students learn new skills.

 Apprenticeships and Traineeships combine on and off the job training, enabling Apprentices/Trainees to have employment while gaining a nationally recognised training qualification.  

Boosting Apprenticeship and Traineeship Support for Employers Still Available 

Up to 50% of Apprentice/trainee wages, till June 30th, 2022

Book your Discovery Call below with the Traineeship Coordinator Kylie Freeman!

Advantages of engaging an Apprentice/Trainee


What's in it for the employer?
*subject to eligibility criteria

  • Develop qualified and loyal staff that know your company, work environment, standards and customers
  • Increased efficiency and productivity of staff
  • Training needs are specific to organisations requirements
  • Retention of staff
  • Strengthens staff knowledge and skills
  • Competitive edge
  • Incentives* - When you employ a New Trainee OR a New/Existing Worker Apprentice#, eligible employers can receive up to $36,000 in subsidies:
    • Up to $4,000, WA State Government. On Commencement and Completion.
    • Up to $4,000, Federal Government. On Commencement and Completion.
    • Businesses can be subsidized for up to 50% of a new Apprentice's/Trainee's gross wage, up to $7,000 per quarter in the first year.
  • Incentives* - For Existing Worker Trainees, eligible employers may be able to receive:
    • Up to $3,000 Federal Government incentives, on Completion.
    • Up to 50% of a new trainee’s gross wage, up to $7,000 per quarter in the first year.

    *Further information available at
    #Employers of an Apprentice may also be eligible for a mid-point payment of up to $1,912.50

What’s in it for the Apprentice/Trainee?

  • Earn a wage while training
  • Learn on-the-job skills combined with off-the-job training
  • Access to mentors at the workplace
  • Application of skills and knowledge in the workplace
  • Current practices and skills used within industry
  • Receive a nationally recognised qualification

What is the  Apprentices/Trainees commitment?

  • Attend a class on campus one day per month
  • Participate in training and complete assessments
  • Participate in eight hours per month online
  • Participate in workplace visits

Industries we work with:

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Early Childhood Education

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Up to 24 Months)
New Worker Trainees learn the fundamentals of providing care and education for babies, infants and young children, and how to help plan and implement educational programs for supporting their wellbeing. Career Pathways available include: 
  •  Early Childhood Educator (Traineeship)

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (Up to 36 months)
New and Existing Worker Trainees learn to provide care and plan, implement and manage programs for children aged 0 to 5 years, in accordance with Australian licensing, accreditation and regulation, duty of care requirements and to manage staff and volunteers. Pathways available include: 
  •  Early Childhood Educator (Traineeship)

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CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Up to 12 Months)
New and Existing Worker Trainees acquire the skills and knowledge to gain a career in community and/or residential aged care facilities. They Learn to provide personal care to people who may require support due to ageing or disability. Pathways available include:

  • Disability Work (Traineeship)
  •  Aged Care Work (Traineeship)
  •  Community Care Work (Traineeship)

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support (Up to 24 Months)
New and Existing Worker Trainees enhance their knowledge and skills required to further a career in Aged Service, either in residential, home or community-based environments. They assist the elderly by facilitating individualised plans to support their needs and gain the experience to provide services to older people with complex needs. Pathways available include: 

  •  Aged Care Work (Traineeship)
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SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality (Up to 24 Months)
New Worker Trainees will kick-start a career in the fast growing and diverse hospitality industry, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to be competent in a varied range of positions within food and beverage. They will acquire a range of well-developed hospitality service, sales or operational skills and sound knowledge of industry operations. Pathways available include: 

  • Food and Beverage (Traineeship)
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Commercial Cookery

SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (Up to 36 Months)
This qualification is achieved through an apprenticeship pathway. Apprentices acquire valuable skills and knowledge to be competent as a qualified cook in a commercial kitchen. They learn about workplace hygiene, first aid and health, safety and security procedures and gain the knowledge to develop cost-effective menus and develop the skills to prepare foods according to dietary and cultural needs. Pathways available include: 

  • Chef (Apprenticeship)

SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery (Up to 12 Months)
New and Existing Worker Trainees develop competency in cookery and acquire the skills and knowledge to lead a team, they will also learn to implement operational plans and food safety programs. They will acquire skills in people management, inventory control and budgeting. This qualification is for people who have already achieved the SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery and who have a supervisory or team leading role in the kitchen. Pathways available include:

  • Chef de Partie (Traineeship)
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BSB30120 Certificate III in Business (Up to 12 Months)
New Worker Trainees carry out a range of routine procedural, clerical, administrative or operational tasks that require technology and business skills. They apply a broad range of competencies using some discretion, judgment and relevant theoretical knowledge. They may provide technical advice and support to a team. Pathways available include: 

  • Business Administration (Traineeship)
  • Customer Engagement (Traineeship)

BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management (Up to 24 Months)
New Worker Trainees apply knowledge, practical skills and experience in leadership and management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts. Pathways available include:

  • Manager (Traineeship)
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How to Sign up an Employee for an Apprenticeship/Traineeship and Complete Enrolment:


Contact the Traineeship Coordinator, Kylie Freeman, to arrange your initial meeting (details provided below). Alternatively, download the Expression of Interest (EOI) from and return to via email to the Traineeship Coordinator

The Traineeship Coordinator will arrange to visit the employer with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider, to sign the training agreement.

Once the training contract is finalised by the Apprenticeship Office, training can commence.

Traineeship Coordinator - Kylie Freeman
Contact Email -
Contact Telephone - 08 6119 8400

Note: Students can apply for either credit or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where possible. There is no fee for units that you are granted Credits. RPL units are charged on a unit-by-unit (per subject) basis (fee payable will vary depending on the type of evidence submitted).

Contact the Traineeship Coordinator directly to arrange your initial meeting 

Phone (08) 6119 8400 OR email
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