• plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. 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;

    • Highest level of schooling completed
    • Any pre-existing qualifications

    Below is the current Certificate III trainee pay rates

    • Skill Level A = Business, IT, Retail, Financial Services etc.
    • Skill Level B = Sport & Recreation, Fitness, Sport Development etc.
    Years Away Skill Level Hourly Salary Weekly Salary Annual Salary
    Year 11 School Leaver A $9.05 $343.78 $17,876.68
    Year 12 School Leaver A $10.78 $409.58 $21,298.01
    Year 12 + 1 A $12.54 $476.64 $24,785.34
    Year 12 + 2 A $14.60 $554.71 $28,844.72
    Adult A $16.71 $635.10 $33,025.11
    Year 12 School Leaver B $10.49 $398.58 $20,725.95
    Year 12 + 1 B $12.06 $458.45 $23,839.25
    Year 12 + 2 B $14.15 $537.57 $27,953.63
    Adult B $16.14 $613.20 $31,886.51
  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. 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.

  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. 3. What support will I receive as a trainee?

    All trainees are assigned a Field Officer and Educator to support you throughout your traineeship. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander trainees also receive the support of an Indigenous Mentor.

  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. 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.

  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. 5. What is the duration of the traineeship and will I be guaranteed a job on completion?
    • Full-time traineeship – 11 to 18 months
    • Part-time & school-based traineeships – 24 months

    AFL SportsReady does not guarantee you a job on completion of your traineeship.

  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. 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.

  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. 7. Can I complete a traineeship if I already hold a qualification?

    Yes, in some instances you can. This is subject to ‘Host Employer’ approval and is determined on a case by case basis.

    Generally however, government funding is not available for people that have already obtained a Certificate IV, Diploma or Bachelor level qualification.

  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. 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.
  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. 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.

  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. 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.

  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. 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.

  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. 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.

  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. 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.

  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. 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.

  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. 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.

  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. 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.

  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. 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.

  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. 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.

  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. 1. Why are fees different in different States and Territories?

    Course fees are different in different States and Territories due to the different government funding subsidy’s that we are entitled to. As a result our fees reflect the separate requirements for each state and this determines how much we charge for our courses.

  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. 2. How do I apply for Credit Transfer (CT) or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for study previously completed?

    To apply for either RPL or CT you must obtain the relevant forms from your educator and provide certified copies of certificates and other evidence you wish to submit for processing. Please speak to your educator as soon as possible to ensure your enrolment is accurate to your training plan.

  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. 3. How do I withdraw from my course of study?

    Trainee – If a trainee wishes to withdraw from a qualification, the Field Officer, Educator and Employer/Host Employer must be notified. Please note the qualification is a requirement of a traineeship. Therefore further discussions with Field Officer, Educator and Employer/Host Employer will be required.

    Students – If a student wishes to withdraw from a qualification, the student must notify their educator in writing and the student administration team via email at: [email protected]

  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. 4. How do I apply for a refund of monies paid?

    Refund policies are provided to each student at enrolment and are available in the Fee Structure section for each state on this website. Refund policies are different in each state based on company policy and/or Government requirements. Refunds will only be given in accordance with the relevant policy.

  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. 5. If I change my contact details, how do I inform you?

    Notify the Student administration team via email, [email protected] or your allocated educator via email of any updated personal information as it is a requirement that all data is accurate and current. Please note; if personal information is not accurate and current, important information and/or documentation may not be received.

  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. 6. If I am not happy with my assessment results, can I appeal this?

    You have the right to appeal an assessment result you believe to be unfair, incorrect or inappropriate.

    All complaints and appeals will be dealt with in a constructive and timely manner. Client Complaint and Appeals Forms record details of complaints or appeals.

    SportsReady Education supports all participants, including employers, to lodge a complaint or appeal as deemed appropriate.  We are committed to providing an effective and fair process to resolve matters through appropriate resolution processes as described in our Grievance and Complaint Policy available here.

  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. 1. As an Indigenous Australian, can I apply for any AFL SportsReady traineeship?

    Absolutely! Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are strongly encouraged to apply for any position that becomes available through AFL SportsReady.

  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. 2. Do I have to be an Indigenous Australian to apply for Indigenous positions?

    Identified roles are only seeking applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Identified positions help people or communities who experience disadvantage to access equal opportunity in employment. Identified positions also benefit employers by allowing them to hire a person with particular experiences and expertise, such as cultural knowledge.

    Indigenous specific positions are seeking applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In the event that an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidate is not suitable, employers may consider applications from non-Aboriginal candidates.

  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. 3. I need help applying. Who can I talk to?

    For assistance when applying for an advertised AFL SportsReady traineeship or direct employment role, please contact the AFL SportsReady representative listed under the job advertisement who will be able to assist you with application advice and support as required.

    Alternatively, please contact our Recruitment Services Team on [email protected] to discuss your employment needs and to register your interest for future vacancies.

  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. 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 16-21 years old.