Traineeships are paid, employment and education training programs that give individuals a nationally recognised qualification. They are usually full-time, but can also be part-time or school-based.

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  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. WHO ARE TRAINEESHIPS FOR?

    A Traineeship is typically aimed at the following person:

    • Recent high school graduates or leavers
    • Young Australians aged between 16-21 years of age
    • A school-based traineeship is typically aimed at a current year 10 student.


Individuals are supported every step of the way by a dedicated Field Officer and an Educator who help complete coursework.

Traineeships are an amazing opportunity that allows you to earn while you learn, gaining real-world experience and invaluable skills along the way.

Imagine getting paid while gaining practical workplace experience – it’s like having the best of both worlds! As a trainee, you’ll dive into the exciting world of work, acquiring hands-on knowledge that will make you stand out from the crowd. Whether you’re passionate about sport and recreation, business and administration, education, finance, horticulture, information technology, retail and arts, and the creative industries there’s a traineeship waiting for you.

But the benefits don’t stop there!

  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. READ MORE ABOUT BENEFITS OF A TRAINEESHIP

    One of the most exciting aspects of a traineeship is the chance to build a network of key industry contacts. These connections can open doors to exciting career opportunities, mentorship, and lifelong friendships. It’s all about expanding your horizons and creating a foundation for success.

    What about education, you ask? With a traineeship, your education is FREE. You’ll have the chance to study while gaining practical experience, putting you on the fast track to achieving your career goals.

    And the support doesn’t stop there – throughout your traineeship journey, you’ll be guided and supported by a team of dedicated professionals. Our AFL SportsReady staff members, including Field Officers and Educators, are there to cheer you on, offer advice, and provide the assistance you need to succeed.

    Dreaming of university? Good news! A traineeship can be your ticket to direct entry and even course credits with our university partners.

    So, if you’re 16 years or older, don’t miss out on the incredible benefits a traineeship offers. It’s a chance to make some money, get a qualification and grow in a supportive environment. With a traineeship, you’ll receive everything you need to kick-start your career.

  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. STUDENT DEBT-FREE PATHWAY TO SUCCESS

    Traineeships give you a chance to learn new skills and get qualifications without having to pay for them.

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  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. TYPES OF TRAINEESHIPS + STUDY

    AFL SportsReady is your legal employer and place you in an organisation for approximately one year (depending on the type of traineeship you choose).

    Our traineeship options include:


    • 12-month placement in an organisation
    • Studying a Certificate III or IV
    • Working a minimum of 38 hours a week


    • 2-year placement in an organisation
    • Studying a Certificate III or IV
    • Working a minimum of 13 or 15 hours per week (Pending on your state requirement)


    • 2-year placement in an organisation
    • Study a Certificate II or III
    • Working approximately one day a week (depending on your states requirement) whilst completing senior school
  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. WHERE YOU CAN WORK

    Traineeships are available in a number of industries/ areas including:

    • SPORTING CLUBS: Membership Services Officer /or Community Events
    • RECREATION CENTRES: Customer Services Officer/ or Aquatics and Fitness Trainee
    • HEALTH & FITNESS: Administration Assistant /or Receptionist
    • BUSINESS: Administration Officer /or Accounts Assistant
    • SCHOOLS: Physical Education Assistant /or Administrative Support Officer
    • RETAIL: Sales Assistant /or Styler
    • ARTS & CREATIVE ORGANISATIONS: Marketing Officer /or Administration Assistant
    • GOLF CLUBS: Greens keeping Apprentice /or Landscaping Apprentice
    • HOSPITALITY: Customer Services Officer /or Food & Beverage Attendant
    • BANKING: Financial Services Trainee /or Service Consultant
    • IT: Technical Support Officer /or Administrator
  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. FIRST NATIONS SUPPORT / MENTOR TEAM

    We acknowledge that First Nations peoples can face many challenges at the beginning and throughout their career journey. To help mitigate these difficulties, we provide all our First Nation trainees with an exclusive First Nations Mentor to provide personal, cultural and career pathway support.

    For more information on all of our First Nations pathways, please click here.


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