Work Skills (Retail Services)
Apprenticeship and traineeship details
Please refer to the Declaration Policy for the requirements relating to apprenticeships and traineeships.
Work Skills Traineeship
THIS TRAINEESHIP IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO PARTICIPANTS INVOLVED IN THE QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT'S SKILLING QUEENSLANDERS FOR WORK INITIATIVE.
This is a unique traineeship for participants undertaking a project-based work placement on a Queensland Government funded training program. It is focussed on developing vocational and employability skills for long-term unemployed and disadvantaged job seekers and providing them with more pathways into employment and vocational qualifications. Skills and confidence will be developed on the job in the context of a community-based project. The Work Skills Traineeship includes three qualification streams as options with only one qualification required to undertake the traineeship.
* PLEASE NOTE: Students undertaking a qualification as part of a Skilling Queenslanders for Work - Work Skills Traineeship, have a full exemption from the student contribution fee (User Choice 2017-20 Policy).
Australian Standard Classification of Occupations:
SALES ASSISTANTS NEC
- Part-time - only in those instances where a Work Skills Traineeships project, which includes part-time work arrangements, has been approved by DET
- School-based - School students are not eligible to participate on work placement projects.
Work Skills Traineeship Probation/Duration Details:
All apprenticeships have a nominal term - this is the timeframe that is on the Work Skills Traineeship training contract.
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Minimum education standard:
Minimum entry age:
Applicants must be a registered work placement participant under the Queensland Government's Skilling Queenslanders for Work Initiative or any subsequent or superseding skills training intervention.
Exemption to undertake an Employer Resource Assessment
In the instance of trainees enrolled through a Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) Work Skills Traineeship, the requirement for the employer or supervisor representative to be a person who has been acknowledged as a ‘qualified person’ on the respective Employer Resource Assessment is not required. This is supported by the exemption for PQS to complete an ERA in the instance of a trainee enrolled under a Skilling Queenslanders for Work - Work Skills Traineeship.
Work Skills Traineeships are aligned to Certificate I AQF outcomes, providing the trainee with an introduction to the specified industry, its culture, occupations, job roles and expectations. These are entry-level qualifications with a limited amount of technical skills.
Qld declaration date:
Certificate I in Retail Services
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SIR - Retail Services Training Package - SIR
Queensland User Choice program funding details
The Queensland User Choice program funds preferred suppliers (RTOs) for the provision
of services to eligible apprentices and trainees.
For more information, please visit User Choice in Queensland.
Funded under the User Choice Program:
Industrial relations details
Since 1 January 2010, all private sector employers and employees in Queensland, including apprentices and trainees,
have their wages and conditions of employment covered by the Fair Work Act 2009 and modern awards. This legislation
is administered by the Commonwealth Government Fair Work Ombudsman's office.
Apprentices and trainees are considered employees and may receive entitlements the same as other employees such as: annual leave, sick leave, public holidays, superannuation, workers compensation and allowances. Apprentices and trainees must also receive a pay slip to cover full details of the pay for each pay period. Pay slips have to be given to an employee (including apprentices and trainees) within 1 working day of pay day and be either in electronic form or paper hard copy.
Parties should make enquiries with the Fair Work Ombudsman on Ph: 13 13 94 or at http://www.fairwork.gov.au to determine the correct industrial instrument and entitlements.
When employment is ceasing the employer or the employee (apprentice/trainee) must provide the appropriate notice periods as per the relevant award or registered workplace agreement. A notice period is the length of time that an employer or employee (apprentice/trainee) has to give to end employment. Additional information about notice periods can be found at: http://www.fairwork.gov.au/ending-employment/notice-and-final-pay.
Unfair dismissal is when an employee (apprentice/trainee) is dismissed from their job in a harsh, unjust or unreasonable manner. Additional information about unfair dismissal can be found at: http://www.fairwork.gov.au/ending-employment/unfair-dismissal.
Public sector and local government workers in Queensland remain under the state industrial relations system. Additional information about wages and conditions of employment for employees (apprentices/trainees employed by state or local government) can be found at: http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/corporate/business-areas/industrial-relations.