What’s an Traineeship?

A Traineeship is a period of time during which you are contracted to a host employer to learn about a particular trade while you concurrently undertake trade related vocational training. It is the best way to combine employment and training in the creative industries. Traineeships in the creative industries are available through PIIP to anyone of working age.


Gain valuable experience in a professional, creative workplace environment while undertaking your study.


A Traineeship:


Offers a great way to start a career in the creative industries



Offers paid work and structured training that can be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both



Is ‘competency based’ which means you can complete your training faster if you reach the required skills level sooner



Recognises existing skills and prior experience, potentially reducing formal training time



Is available as full-time or part-time



Is a great pathway to nationally recognised qualifications and skills which can provide the basis for further education and training over the course of your working life



Can be a pathway from school to work



Who is involved?


The trainee




The Pacific Incubator of Intellectual Property Ltd for overall coordination




A Group Training Organisation to enact contracts and make payments




An Employer to provide you with on-the-job experience




A Registered Training Organisation provides you with ‘off-site’ suppor, training, assessment and accreditation




A State Training Authority who is responsible for registration of your Australian Traineeship



How do you start?

Right here. Get in touch with PIIP today.


There are traineeships available across each sector of the creative industries for people of every age and every background.


PIIP delivers services across all of Australia. This website does not represent the Australian Government. If you wish to access information about Australian Traineeships from the Australian Government please visit www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au