Is a traineeship considered employment?
Yes. Trainees are required to be employed full-time or part-time during their paid traineeship (which is a type of Australian Apprenticeship).
The workplace experience gained during your traineeship is considered employment and can be added to your resume.
Traineeships are a combination of study and hands-on work experience. These contribute towards a certificate-level qualification.
Traineeships that include full-time or part-time employment allow you to work and earn a qualification while being paid.
This also applies to school-based trainees. A school-based traineeship blends school, formal study and workplace experience. Your part-time employment as a school-based trainee is considered work history and can be added to your resume.
This can be a major benefit when starting your career, expanding your skills and finding work in your chosen field.