1. Why are fees different in different States and Territories?
To eligible students, and where applicable, fees for Government funded course are based on funding agreement requirements. As a result, our fees reflect the separate requirements for each State. This does not mean that your educational outcomes will be different, but rather that our funding agreement within each state guides what we charge.
2. How do I apply for Credit Transfer for study previously completed?
You need to provide us with a ‘certified’ statement of results and/or a Certificate showing completion of study from your previous training provider. Please Click here to download a copy of the Credit Transfer form and submit it to SportsReady Education within 2 weeks of commencement of study. Alternatively, please advise your intention to seek Credit Transfer at the time of your enrolment with us.
3. How do I apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for life skills and knowledge?
The RPL process is discussed with each student during the enrolment process and students are provided with information to identify if RPL can be applied for any units of competency within their course. Applications for RPL are made at that time. To apply for RPL after enrolment, please contact SportsReady Education on 03 8413 3500 to arrange for an RPL Application form to be sent to you. Once the application is returned, you will be contacted within two weeks to arrange a time to discuss the application further.
4. How do I withdraw from my course of study?
If, after consultation with your Field Officer and assigned Senior Educator you still wish to withdraw from your traineeship or course of study, please click here to download a copy of the Withdrawal / Deferral form and submit to SportsReady Education for processing. You have two weeks from submission of this form to apply for any refunds that may be due.
5. How do I apply for a refund of monies paid?
Refund policies are provided to each student and are available in the Fee Structure section of this website. Refund policies are difference for each state based on company policy and/or Government requirements. Refund will only be given in accordance with the relevant policy.
If you are eligible for a refund, a refund application form must be completed and returned to SportsReady Education.
6. If I change my contact details, how do I inform you?
As we are required to have your current details on file in order to contact you or send you Course related material, we ask that you inform us when your details change. Incorrect details lead to delays in a range of things including course completion and recognition of qualification.
Please Click here to download a copy of the Change of Details form and submit to SportsReady Education for processing.
7. If I am not happy with my assessment results, can I appeal this?
Due to the courses being competency based we can only give you a Competent/ Non-Competent grade. Any work not deemed competent will be given back for re-submission at the discretion of the Senior Educator. If you are still not satisfied with your results you may appeal the decision and have your work re-marked by an independent assessor. Please contact SportsReady Education on 03 8413 3500 for a Complaints/Appeals form. Please note that fees may apply for re assessment depending on the State that you studying in.
1. As an Indigenous Australian, can I apply for any AFL SportsReady traineeship?
Absolutely! Indigenous Australians are strongly encouraged to apply for any position that becomes available through AFL SportsReady.
2. Do I have to be an Indigenous Australian to apply for Indigenous positions?
Indigenous specific positions are seeking applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. In the event that an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidate is not suitable, employers may consider applications from non-Aboriginal candidates.
3. I need help applying. Who can I talk to?
If you need help applying for a position, please feel free to call the Indigenous Programs team on (03) 8413 3500. AFL SportsReady’s Indigenous Programs team will direct you to an appropriate mentor or field consultant who will help you with applying.
4. Can AFL SportsReady help me to play AFL?
The AFL has talent pathways which are designed to identify and develop talented young footballers. If you are interested in playing football, please visit the AFL Indigenous Programs website for more information on AFL pathways by clicking here.
AFL SportsReady has a strong partnership with the AFL and Rio Tinto overseeing the Footy Means Business program providing talent and employment opportunities for 50 young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men from all over Australia. The program consists of two camps held in January and May. During the program participants are exposed to the routine of a professional AFL player, including high performance testing, training and conditioning. The young men are also introduced to potential career opportunities, assigned mentors and are provided support to assist with engagement in employment/education or training at the completion of the program.
5. Is there an age limit for your traineeships?
There is no age limit for traineeships. However, the average age of our trainees is between 16-25 years old.
1. How much will I be paid as a trainee?
Trainees are paid at the National Training Wage Award which takes into consideration the following;
|Years Away||Skill Level||Gross Hourly Salary||Gross Weekly Salary||Gross Annual Salary|
|Year 11 School Leaver||A||$8.34||$317.10||$16,489.20|
|Year 12 School Leaver||A||$9.94||$377.80||$19,645.60|
Year 12 + 1
|Year 12 + 2||A||$13.36||$511.60||$26,603.20|
|Year 12 School Leaver||B||$9.67||$367.60||$19,115.20|
|Year 12 + 1||B||$11.13||$422.80||$21,985.60|
|Year 12 + 2||B||$13.05||$495.80||$25,781.60|
2. What qualification will I be required to complete and do I have to pay for it?
This depends on the traineeship you choose to undertake. For example, if your traineeship was an administration role you would complete a Business qualification whereas if you were doing a Physical Education assistant role you would complete a Sport and Recreation certificate.
If you are the current holder of a Health Care Card the course will be covered by AFL SportsReady. If you do not hold a current Health Care Card you will be required to apply for one as the cost of the course may not be covered by AFL SportsReady.
3. What support will I receive as a trainee?
All trainees are assigned a Field Officer and Educator to support you throughout your traineeship. Indigenous trainees also receive the support of an Indigenous Mentor.
4. Is there an age limit for your traineeships?
There is no age limit for traineeships. However, the average age of our trainees is between 16-25 years old. AFL SportsReady encourages anyone interested in undertaking a traineeship to contact us for more information.
5. What is the duration of the traineeship and will I be guaranteed a job on completion?
6. Who is my employer and who do I work for?
AFL SportsReady is your legal employer and you will ‘hosted’' by one of our partner organisations to work for them.
7. Can I complete a traineeship if I already hold a qualification?
Government funding is generally not available for people that have already obtained a Certificate IV, Diploma or Bachelor level qualification.
8. What is the difference between a School Based Apprenticeship, Traineeship and Apprenticeship?
A school based traineeship is a one day per week work placement completed whilst in year 11 and 12 with a Host Employer.
A Traineeship is either a full time or part time traineeship completed over 11 to 24 months
An apprenticeship is generally completed over a 4 year duration.
1. Who employs the trainee?
AFL SportsReady remains your trainee’s legal employer, however the trainee will be “hosted” at your place of business and will work for you. There is also an option for you to directly employ the trainee and have AFL SportsReady deliver the education component of the traineeship.
2. How much does it cost?
Costs vary on when the trainee completed high school, their qualifications and the state in which you are located. On average you can expect to pay approximately $14 per hour, which equates to roughly $26K per annum. To secure a more specific costing plan, please make contact with your AFL SportsReady State Office.
3. What are the financial benefits available to my business?
As the legal employer, AFL SportsReady takes care of all administrative matters including payroll, superannuation, WorkCover and the arrangement of the educational components of the traineeship as well as recruitment.
4. Do I receive cash-back incentives as my trainee progresses?
No, host employers do not receive incentive payments. The government funded incentives are retained by AFL SportsReady and injected back into the organisation to provide further opportunities for other host employers and trainees.
5. Who selects the trainee to work in my business?
AFL SportsReady will consult directly with you on your business needs and the qualities you are seeking in a trainee. We will then shortlist applicants based on the identified criteria and present these to you for your consideration and your final decision. You have the final say in who gets the job.
6. How do you know which trainee to place in my business?
We have many years of experience in recruiting trainees and apprentices and through a combination of our extensive industry networks and general advertising; we can find the right person for the job. Of course, the final decision is yours; however, we can help point you in the right direction.
7. Do I need to employ a trainee for a set period of time?
The traineeship period is usually over a period of 12 months for 38 hours a week. There are flexible options for part time and school based traineeships and some vocations may require a period longer than 12 months.
8. What happens if the trainee is not a great fit for my company?
AFL SportsReady will work with both you and the trainee to resolve any issues or problems as they arise during the traineeship. However, if the trainee is not working out we can place them in alternate employment and source another trainee for your company.
9. Given AFL SportsReady remains the legal employer, can my trainee be taken away from me.
A trainee will be kept with the same Host Employer for the duration of the traineeship unless otherwise requested by the Host Employer or the trainee.
10. What are my Occupational Health and Safety requirements?
The Host Employer must provide the trainee with a safe workplace and adequate instruction and supervision. All trainees are inducted into Occupational Health and Safety and the Host Employer is required to be compliant with our OH&S standards.