I want to hire a Government Trainee

A Traineeship is a Government-run program where an individual studies for an accredited qualification as part of their employment. Trainees can be employed either full or part time, with a minimum of 21 hours per week, and on a permanent or contract basis. Trainees employed in the legal industry include Legal Assistants, Administrators and Receptionists.

Employing a Trainee can be cost-effective way to boost your business’s efficiency and productivity, as there are significant financial Government incentives currently available to employers. Hiring a Trainee also enables your organisation to train someone “from scratch” in a way that is preferred by your organisation.


Current Federal Government Incentives:

 Timeline  Full Time  Part Time
 Commencement  $1,500  $1,500
 At completion of the Traineeship  $2,500  $1,500


With OneLegal Training & Recruitment (OneLegal), Trainees study one of our accredited legal courses online at their work desk for 3 hours per week. This course can be either our BSB30320 Certificate III in Legal Studies, or our BSB40620 Certificate IV in Legal Studies.

Studying for a Nationally-recognised legal qualification gives your Trainee valuable work‑related skills and experience, and enables them to be more effective in their role, as they work towards their goal of achieving a well-regarded qualification.

Recruiting your Trainee

You can source your own Trainee through your organisation’s usual recruitment methods, or you can engage OneLegal to do this for you. A potential Trainee must meet specific Government criteria, and we can provide you with further information regarding this.

If you engage OneLegal, our consultants can, for a small fee, find the best-suited Trainee for your business. The steps we carry out include sourcing, screening, interviewing, skills-testing, reference-checking and finalising employment arrangements.

Once you have found a Trainee, we can arrange a meeting with yourself, the Trainee and a representative of an Australian Apprentice Centre (ACC). The ACC are responsible for administering the majority of the paperwork for Traineeships, which includes a contract between you the Employer, and the Trainee to sign, setting out the requirements of the Traineeship.

I want to upskill and existing staff member

Online study

Once the Traineeship application is finalised, one of our Trainers/Assessors will arrange for your Trainee to complete simple enrolment forms, including a signed Training Plan setting out Traineeship details, including a timeline for completion of each study unit.

After this, we have a short telephone induction with your Trainee, and they can then begin their online studies. We maintain regular contact with both your Trainee and their supervisor/manager, and we are available during work hours by telephone and email. Emails received out of hours will be responded to the next business day.

Upon successful completion of the course, and the Traineeship itself, a Certificate of Completion and a Certificate of Achievement is awarded to the Trainee by us, OneLegal.