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Understanding Traineeships

A traineeship provides a combination of on-the-job training and formal education, allowing trainees to gain practical experience while studying towards a nationally recognised qualification.


  • Childcare traineeships generally last between 18 and 36 months, depending on the level of qualification being pursued and the trainee's prior experience and educational background.

  • Trainees work in a childcare setting where they gain practical experience under the guidance of Wave Learning's experienced educators. They may be involved in activities such as planning and implementing educational programs, caring for children, and maintaining a safe and nurturing environment.

  • In addition to on-the-job training, trainees are required to complete formal coursework and assessments. Coursework and assessments cover theoretical aspects of early childhood education and care, including child development, health and safety, and educational strategies.

  • Childcare trainees are paid for the hours they work, and the wage rate may vary depending on the employer, location, and level of qualification.

  • Throughout their traineeship, students receive guidance and support from experienced mentors and supervisors, who help them develop their skills and knowledge in the childcare industry.

What makes Wave Learning traineeships different?

Our focus is always on a strong child care industry, skilled educators and better quality care for children and families. If we can help educate and empower employers to find new staff, we will have achieved our focus.

Our dedicated educators are industry trained

  • Wave Learning employs educators with extensive industry experience and expertise.

  • All of our Trainers and Assessors possess practical knowledge, offering trainees valuable real-world insights and relevant, up-to-date information, enhancing their employability.

  • Each trainee is assigned a dedicated trainer who serves as their primary point of contact, offering personalised support and understanding of their individual learning needs and challenges.

  • This one-on-one attention fosters a supportive learning environment, encouraging trainees to excel in all aspects of their traineeship.

Our trainers are visiting their students, either face-to-face or virtually, every five weeks

  • Wave Learning provides a consistently high level of interaction between trainers and trainees, setting us apart from other providers.

  • Trainees receive frequent face-to-face or virtual guidance and mentoring from their trainers, enabling timely feedback and promoting continuous improvement.


Trainees and their employers receive regular Progress Reports

  • Trainees and their employers receive comprehensive progress reports after every visit, making sure everyone is updated throughout every step of a trainee's journey.

  • Our Progress Reports offer detailed insights into the trainees' development and areas for improvement.

  • Transparent feedback enables trainees to track their growth and make informed decisions, along with thier employer, about their learning journey.

Wave Learning is an RTO owned and operated by Educators

  • Owned and operated by experienced educators, this unique ownership structure ensures a strong focus on quality education and student outcomes.

  • Decisions are driven by educational excellence rather than purely financial motives.

We're all about the student

  • Wave Learning places students at the centre of its training.

  • The curriculum is designed to meet individual needs and learning styles, and career aspirations.

  • Flexibility in course delivery ensures a positive and engaging learning experience for all trainees.

We offer High-Quality training, as a High Performing RTO

  • Wave Learning is proud of our ‘High Performing Registered Training Organisation’ status given to us by the NSW Department of Education, ranking us in the top 32 of the 6000 Registered Training Organisations in NSW.

  • We're committed to delivering training of the highest standard.

  • Our curriculum aligns with industry best practices and is regularly updated.

We'll advise of any incentives available for trainees and employers

  • Employers could receive incentives such as a wage subsidy.

  • Incentives for trainees encourage them to remain focused and dedicated throughout their traineeship

  • Even though your apprenticeship centre will assist with claiming of any relevant subsidies, our aim is for employers to be aware there is an affordable way to upskill their staff.


If you're interested in finding out more about how traineeships can work at your service, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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