Steps for Commencing a Traineeship 

New Entrant and Existing Worker Traineeships

Step 1 (New entrants only) Find an employer or contact your AASN provider who can assist you with finding an employer.

Step 2 Contact the Apprenticeship Office to sign a contract. Nominate Royal Life Saving WA as your preferred training provider.

Step 3 Royal Life Saving WA will contact the Department of Training and Workforce Development to request a Contracted Program of Study (CPS) Number, this can take up to three weeks.

Step 4 We will then contact your employer and book an initial appointment to commence your traineeship.

School-Based Traineeships

Step 1 Find an employer or contact your AASN provider who can assist you with finding an employer.

Indigenous students can contact SMYL, a Group Training Organisation (Employer), and they will source a Host Employer on your behalf.

Step 2 Sign a contract with the Apprenticeship OfficeNominate Royal Life Saving WA as your preferred training provider. Your school and parent/guardian will also need to agree to the traineeship.

Step 3 Royal Life Saving WA will contact the Department of Training and Workforce Development to request a Contracted Program of Study (CPS) Number, this can take up to three weeks.

Step 4 We will then contact your employer and book an initial appointment to commence your traineeship.


There will be compulsory training and development days organised by Royal Life Saving WA throughout the year for trainees to attend. Training days are to assist trainees with commencing or completing workbooks and to assess them in practical components of the course. During these training days, Royal Life Saving WA becomes the host employer and it is expected that all trainees behave in a manner suitable in the workplace.

School-based trainees will attend training days on their regular 'release' day. Part-time or full-time worker trainees will negotiate a suitable day with their employer. For trainees outside of the metro area, alternative arrangements will be made with the trainer.  

Trainee & Parent/Guardian responsibilities (click to download)

Employer/Host Employer responsibilities (click to download)

RTO responsibilities (click to download)

Standard Requirements

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Questionnaire

All trainees are required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy questionnaire. This will be reviewed by the Royal Life Saving WA trainer and assessor to ensure appropriate learning support is provided throughout the traineeship. This may be in addition to support the student is already receiving. Download the questionnaire here.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

In January 2015, the USI initiative was developed jointly by the Australian State & Territory governments. Any individual participating in a vocational qualification is required to provide the RTO with a  USI. Training cannot begin without a valid USI. A USI can be created here.

Studying or studied previously? 

A trainee may be completing, or have previously completed, qualifications where units overlap with the qualification you plan to achieve through Royal Life Saving WA. To avoid completing the same units again, you'll need to provide us with a copy of your Statement of Attainment to receive a credit transfer for relevant units.  

 

 

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