School Program

School Program

Take on a Trainee in 2021

It is a truth universally ignored by workers outside education: today’s teachers are stressed by a growing workload.

A 2019 study highlighted how an excessive workload means teachers don’t have enough time outside of classes for lesson planning, marking, report writing, and administrative tasks.

That’s where we can help. We will work with you to employ a trainee. A trainee can take on some of these administrative tasks and free up teachers allowing them to do what they do best, teach!

A Traineeship is a paid, employment, and education training program that gives young people a nationally recognised qualification. Click here to find out more about our Traineeships.

In our Traineeship model, AFL SportsReady is the contractor and the legal employer of the Education Support Trainee, taking all responsibility for their pay, leave, superannuation, and WorkCover.

Young people have shown during this pandemic that they are reliable, adaptable, and have the necessary skill set to help businesses transition to new technologies – allowing staff to get on with their job of developing programs and assisting school students’ learning.

See how an AFL SportsReady trainee can give help and support to your department


Learn more about AFL SportsReady’s Schools Trainee Program

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Why us

AFL SportsReady has supported over 2,500 trainees in schools since our inception in 1994.

In the past two years, our school partners provided traineeships to 431 young people in their sports, business administration, IT, horticulture, and performing arts departments. Throughout our history, we have a proven track record in working with schools and achieving excellent results. Our national completion rate is 86% compared to the industry average of 47% as reported by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), which is why schools continue to partner with us year on year.


Learn more about taking on a Trainee in 2021

To learn how a trainee can assist your school, please fill in the form below:

Schools 2020 Expression of Interest Form