Would you like to find out how hosting a traineeship can benefit your station? 

The Community Media Training Organisation is seeking expressions of interest from media organisations who would like their staff or volunteers to undertake accredited training with the CMTO through a traineeship framework.

Traineeship places in CUA41220 Certificate IV in Screen and Media or CUA31020 Certificate III in Screen and Media are currently available that can bring a range of subsidies and benefits to your organisation.  

This is a great opportunity to support a current employee to undertake accredited training and gain a qualification, or a great incentive for new recruits. 

What is a traineeship?

A traineeship (often referred to as an apprenticeship in many industries) is paid employment (can be full or part time) which provides the trainee with the opportunity to learn on the job. 

At the same time, the trainee is also undertaking formal training with a Registered Training Organisation, leading to a nationally recognised qualification upon completion. 

Formal training is generally run during work hours and will require a commitment of around 3 hours per week in the form of class attendance. The trainee is also expected to spend additional time working on assessment tasks, course reading and applying their skills in the workplace.  

All costs associated with the formal learning are generally funded by the employer, with subsidies available in some states and territories.

Our traineeship offerings

CMTO is able to offer either a CUA41220 Certificate IV in Screen and Media or a CUA31020 Certificate III in Screen and Media. These are both suitable for workers/staff at community radio stations or within the creative industries who would like to gain a qualification and extend their broadcasting, production and communications skills.

Click here to read about one of our past traineeships.

Fees and Funding

Traineeships in New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania are partially subsidised by the state government. Some states also provide wage subsidies for employees undertaking traineeships. 

If you are interested but have funding limitations, there may be employment subsidies that your organisation could access. For information on this, speak to an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider.

Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) providers are your first point of contact when you decide to hire a trainee. You can search for an AASN in your state at this link: https://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/search-aasn 

Some AASN providers are suggested below:

Please note that in all states, a student course contribution fee will apply. This is calculated as the difference between the cost of the qualification and the training subsidy provided by the relevant state government.

Complete our EOI form to register your interest and we’ll get back to you with more information!

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