Traineeships are the perfect way to kick-start your career and a great way for employers to train the right person for their business. A Traineeship is for those who work in a real, paid job, with a real employer. Yet, you’re still gaining qualifications. COHAF can assist you in achieving your qualifications while you work. Usually, the employer needs to approach an RTO such as The College of Health and Fitness to start the process.


Work towards your qualifications while earning money at the same time. No need to choose, between the two. With the support of the College of Health and Fitness, you can do both at once.
Choose between a traineeship in several industries. Work towards the career that interests you the most in fitness, business, or health.
A nationally recognised qualification from an excellent Australian training institution. You will receive the support of our experienced tutors and learn skills that you can apply on the job.
Gain practical experience in your desired industry. When you’re finished studying you will already have a head start thanks to your on the job training.
Learn skills that employers are looking for. You will get the chance both to learn theory and apply it in the workplace.
Coaching and support from the College of Health & Fitness team. Ask your tutors any questions you have about your work or study and contact us for advice on your course.
Set your career in motion with a quality education combined with industry work experience.
The College of Health & Fitness can help you prepare to approach an employer about a traineeship. The employer is given financial incentives from the government to train you, so it’s a win/win.

STUDY Traineeships


What is a traineeship? Traineeships are jobs created for the purpose of an employer training up new staff. The employer trains someone who is still studying towards their qualification in a relevant industry. This gives the student the opportunity to complete a traineeship while studying at the same time. At the end of the traineeship, the student has completed their qualifications and the employer may choose to hire them permanently if they wish.

Trainees may be studying health, business, or fitness at a Certificate II level or higher to complete a traineeship.


Traineeships usually take between 12 months and 3 years and upon successful completion of your studies, you’ll receive a nationally recognised qualification. During this time, you will study and work at the same time. The length of time it takes depends upon the industry you choose and whether you are a full-time or part-time trainee. For more information on your preferred traineeship industry, contact us today.​ We can advise you on vocational pathways and how long it may take to complete each one.


College of Health and Fitness students can receive traineeships in the business administration, fitness, and health industries. These vocational pathways can make you extremely employable, especially with the work experience you will have gained through your traineeship.

After you have completed your study, you can look for a role that suits the industry you have studied in. Apply to be a medical receptionist, fitness instructor, office assistant, and other roles in health care, fitness, or business.


Full-time trainees work and train full-time, usually from 36 to 38 hours a week. Part-time trainees work and train no less than 15 hours per week, averaged over a four-week cycle.

However, as the training is competency-based, completion is dependent upon when the apprentice or trainees has successfully gained all knowledge, skills and competencies required.

School-based trainees undertake a traineeship as part of their high school studies. A school-based trainee’s employment and/or training arrangements must impact on their school timetable for the program to be considered school-based.


In most cases, traineeships don’t require you to have any prior qualifications and you can apply for a traineeship from the age of 15 through to the age of 64. In fact, you can even apply for a traineeship while you’re at school.

If you feel that you’re not quite yet ready to study at this level, you could always complete one of our LLN courses first, which will give you the skills you need to undertake further study.


The great news is that most often, an employer will pay the related training costs. That means there’s no direct cost to you as the student to become a trainee.

There are Government incentives for employers to take on trainees by providing funding & contribution. How much you get paid by employers varies across different businesses. To find out if you’re eligible, you’ll need to contact an Apprenticeship Centre or enter your details in the form below and we’ll guide you through the process.


If you want to know more about getting a traineeship through the College of Health and Fitness, get in touch with us today. We are here to help you through the process of finding an employer you can undertake your traineeship with. Fill out the form below and we can help you to get started.

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