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A-Z of Apprenticeships and Traineeships

A-Z of Apprenticeships and Traineeships

With over 500 apprenticeship or traineeship qualifications to choose from, there is a perfect option for businesses to upskill new or existing staff and for individuals to pursue a career path and a recognised qualification.

A-Z of Apprenticeship & Traineeship Qualifications

AGRICULTURE AND PRIMARY INDUSTRIES
Apprenticeships

Arborist
Farrier

Traineeships

Agribusiness
Agricultural Poultry Production
Agriculture
Beef Production
Beekeeper
Cotton Production
Dairy Farmhand
Feedlot Operator
Horticulture

  • Floriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Landscaping
  • Parks & Gardens
  • Retail Nursery
  • Turf Management
  • Wholesale Nursery

Irrigation
Rural Operations

ANIMAL HEALTH
Traineeships

Animal Attendant

  • Animal Care
  • Captive Animals
  • Companion
  • Customer Service
  • Pet Grooming

Assistant Animal Attendant
Assistant Veterinary Nurse
Shearer
Veterinary Nurse
Wool Handler

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Traineeships

Arts Administrator
Design Worker
Florist

AUTOMOTIVE
Apprenticeships

Automotive Electrician
Automotive Glazing Technician
Automotive Mechanic

  • Agricultural Mechanical
  • Heavy Vehicle Mobile Plant
  • Heavy Vehicle Road Transport
  • Light Vehicle
  • Motorcycle
Automotive Mobile Plant Technician

Automotive Salesperson (Parts Interpreting)

  • Automotive Specialist
  • Diesel Engines
  • Diesel Fuel
  • Driveline
  • Engine Reconditioning
  • Forklift Mechanic
  • Underbody
  • Trailer Technician – Heavy

Automotive Vehicle Body Tradesperson

  • Panel Beating
  • Vehicle Painting
  • Vehicle Trimming

Bicycle Mechanic
Bicycle Serviceperson
Bus, Truck and Trailer Manufacture
Elevating Work Platform Technician
Marine Mechanic
Mechanic
Outdoor Power Equipment
Recreational Vehicle Manufacture

Traineeships

Automotive Accessory Fitter
Automotive Electrical Serviceperson
Automotive Master Technician
Automotive Mechanical Serviceperson

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cylinder Head Reconditioning

Automotive Salesperson
Automotive Serviceperson

  • Tyre Fitting
  • Underbody

Automotive Vehicle Serviceperson
Recreational Vehicle Service and Repair

AVIATION
Apprenticeships

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

  • Avionics
  • Mechanical
  • Structures

Aircraft Surface Finisher

Traineeships

Aeroskills Engineer

  • Avionics
  • Mechanical

Aircraft Line Maintenance Worker
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
Flight Operator/Attendant
Ground Services Operator
Leading Hand/Supervisor

BEAUTY
Apprenticeships

Hairdressing
Hairdressing – Barbering

Traineeships

Beauty Services

  • Make-Up Artist
  • Nail Technician

Beauty Therapy
Retail Cosmetic Assistant
Salon Assistant

BOATING AND MARINE
Apprenticeships

Marine Craft Construction

Traineeships

Aquaculture Operator Level 2
Boating Service
Coxswain – Near Coastal
Marina Operator
Marine Engine Driver – Near Coastal
Marine Operator – Master Class

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION
Apprenticeships

Bricklayer
Cabinet Maker
Carpenter
Gas Fitter
Gas Supply Industry Operations
Indigenous Construction Worker
Joiner
Painter and Decorator
Plasterer – Wall and Ceiling Lining
Plumber 

  • Mechanical Services
  • Roofing and Mechanical 
  • Roofing

Roof Plumber
Roof Tiler
Shopfitter
Signwriter
Solid Plasterer
Stonemason
Tiler
Waterproofer

Traineeships

Chemical Industry Technician
Chemical Plant Operator
Concreter
Demolition
Dogger
Drainage
Rigging
Scaffolder
Skilled Construction Worker

  • Bituminous Surfacing
  • Bridge Construction and Maintenance
  • Foundation Works
  • General
  • Pipe Layer
  • Road Construction and Maintenance
  • Road Marking
  • Timber Bridge Maintenance
  • Traffic Management
  • Trenchless Technology

Steelfixer
Superannuation Fund Administrator
Surveying
Work Skills – Construction

BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
Traineeships

Accounts Clerk
Assistant Accountant
Assistant Financial Broker
Banking Services Manager
Bookkeeper
Branch Team Leader
Business
Business Administration

  • Education
  • International Education
  • Legal
  • Medical

Business Manager
Business Sales 
Collections Officer
Credit Manager 
Credit Officer 
Customer Contact 
Collections Officer
Credit Manager 
Credit Officer 
Customer Contact 
Human Resources 
Financial Sector Team Leader 
Financial Services 

  • Loss Adjusting

Franchising
Governance
Human Resources
Insurance Broking Manager
Insurance Officer – General
Loss Adjuster
Management Level
Marketing Coordinator
Mortgage Broking Manager
Procuring
Project Management 
Recordkeeping
Small Business Management
Trainee Employment Consultant
Vocational Trainer
Work Health & Safety
Work Skills – Business

CIVIL CONSTRUCTION
Traineeships

Plant Operator
Skilled Construction Worker

  • Bituminous Surfacing
  • Bridge Construction
  • Foundation Works
  • Pipe Layer
  • Road Construction
  • Road Marking
  • Timber Bridge Maintenance
  • Traffic Management
  • Trenchless Technology
CLEANING AND ASSET MAINTENANCE
Apprenticeships

Fire Protection Control Tradesperson

Traineeships

Cleaning Management
Cleaning Operations
Laundry Operations
Pest Management
Portable Fire Equipment Operator
Swimming Pool and Spa Technician
Waste Management Operations

COMMUNITY SERVICES
Apprenticeships

Children’s Services  – Para-Professional

Traineeships

Aged Care Activity Worker

Aged Care Worker
Child Care Worker
Community Care Worker
Community Services Worker
Disability Support Worker
Disability Worker
Job Placement Consultant
Mental Health Worker
Out of School Hours Care Coordinator
Social Housing Worker
Employment Consultant
Youth Worker

CONSERVATION AND LAND MANAGEMENT
Traineeships

Conservation Officer
Conservation Worker

  • Indigenous Land Management
  • Lands, Parks and Wildlife
  • Natural Area Restoration
  • Weed Management

Park Ranger
Senior Water Industry Operator
Water Industry Operator
Work Skills – Conservation and Land Management

EDUCATION
Traineeships

OSHC Educator
Education Support Worker
Vocational Language, Literacy and Numeracy

ELECTROTECHNOLOGY AND ELECTRICITY SUPPLY
Apprenticeships

Appliance Servicing
Cable Joint Tradesperson
Data and Voice Communications
Electrical Fitter
Electrical Machine Repair
Electrician

  • Special Class

Electrician /Electronic Instrument Tradesperson
Electronic Instrument Tradesperson
Electronics and Communications Tradesperson
Fire Systems Technician
Power Traction Linesperson
Powerline Tradesperson – Electricity Supply Distribution
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
Security Systems Tradesperson

Traineeships

Electrical Distribution – Power Systems Supervisor
Fire Systems Designer

ENGINEERING
Apprenticeships

Engineering Electrical/ Electronic Trade

  • Electrical Fitter
  • Electrical Mechanic
  • Electrical Marine

Engineering Fabrication Trade

  • Blacksmithing
  • Boilermaking
  • Boilermaking/Welding
  • Casting and Moulding
  • Light Fabrication
  • Patternmaking
  • Sheetmetal Working
  • Surface Finishing
  • Welding

Engineering Fixed and Mobile Plant Mechanic

  • Diesel Fitter
  • Mechanic

Engineering Mechanical Trade

  • Fitting
  • Fitting/Machining
  • Machining
  • Maintenance – Diesel Fitting
  • Maintenance – Fitting and/or Turning
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Toolmaking

Higher Engineering Trade
Locksmithing
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanic
Plant Operator
Surveying
TCF Mechanic

Traineeships

Blast Coater Cleaner/Industrial Spray Painter/Finisher
Engineering Production Systems

  • Marine Craft Surface Finishing
  • Marine Craft Surface Finishing Technology

Engineering Production Technology
Engineering Technician

  • Advanced Trade

Manufacturing Systems and Practices
Outdoor Power Equipment Serviceperson

FINANCIAL SERVICES
Traineeships

Accounts Clerk
Assistant Accountant
Assistant Financial Broker
Banking Services Manager
Bookkeeper
Branch Team Leader
Claims Officer
Collections Clerk/Process Server
Credit Manager
Credit Officer
Financial Planner
Financial Sector Team Leader
Financial Services (Loss Adjusting)
General Insurance Broking Support
Insurance Broking Manager
Insurance Officer – General
Loss Adjusting
Superannuation Fund Administrator

FOOD AND MEAT PROCESSING
Apprenticeships

Meat Retailing

Traineeships

Aquaculture Operator
Beef Production
Food Processing
Meat Processing Technician
Meat Processing 

  • Abattiors
  • Boning
  • Food Services
  • General
  • Leadership
  • Meat Safety
  • Quality Assurance
  • Rendering
  • Slaughtering

Pork Production Stockperson
Smallgoods Maker

FORESTRY
Apprenticeships

Forest Products Worker

  • Saw Doctoring
  • Wood Machining
Traineeships

Forest Products Worker

  • Forest Growing
  • Harvesting and Haulage
  • Sawmilling and Processing
  • Timber Manufactured Products
  • Timber Merchandising

Forest Growing and Management
Forest Operations
Forest Products Worker

  • Timber Processing
  • Wood Panel Products
  • Forest Growing and Management
  • Forest Operations

Saw Technology
Timber Fabrication Manager
Timber Fabrication Production
Timber Fabrication Production Hand
Timber Fabrication Production Manager
Timber Fabrication Production Specialist or Leading Hand
Timber Fabrication Detailer
Timber Fabrication Estimator or Jig Setter
Timber Frame & Truss Designer
Timber Frame & Truss Manufacturer
Timber Merchandising
Timber Processing
Wood Panel Processing

FURNISHING AND CRAFTWORKERS
Apprenticeships

Floor Technology
Furniture Finishing
Glass and Glazing
Picture Framing
Upholstery
Wood Machining

Traineeships

Furniture Making
Window Furnishings Technician

GOVERNMENT
Traineeships

Local Government

  • Administration
  • Health & Environment
  • Operational Works
  • Planning
  • Regulatory Services

Public Sector

  • General
  • Government
  • Investigation
  • Procurement and Contracting
HEALTH
Traineeships

Allied Health Assistant
Assistant in Nursing
Dental Assistant
Dietary Assistant
Health Administrator
Health Supervisor
Health Support Services Team Leader
Indigenous Primary Health Care Worker
Laboratory Assistant
Laboratory Technician
Laboratory Technologist
Medical Practice Assistant
Operating Theatre Assistant
Optical Dispenser
Pathology Assistant
Pathology Collector
Pathology Assistant
Pathology Collector
Patient Services Assistant – Health Services Operating Theatre Assistant
Patient Services Assistant – Health Services Operator
Practice Manager
Practice Manager

HORTICULTURE
Apprenticeships

Arborist
Floriculture Tradesperson
Greenkeeping
Landscape Tradesperson
Nursery Hand – Production
Nursery Hand – Retail
Nursery Tradesperson – Retail
Nursery Tradesperson – Wholesale
Parks & Gardens Tradesperson
Production Horticulture Farmhand

Traineeships

Horticulture
Horticulture Manager
Horticulture Parks and Gardens
Production Horticulture Tradesperson

HOSPITALITY
Apprenticeships

Baking
Bread Baking
Catering Operations
Commercial Cookery
Commercial Cookery – Demi Chef
Hospitality Specialist – Front of House
Pastry Cooking
Production Baking Operator
Production Pastry Operator

Traineeships

Hospitality Manager
Hospitality Operations
Kitchen Operations
Retail Baking Assistant

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Traineeships
Broadcast Technician Cyber Security Technician Information Technology
  • Digital Media
  • Networking
  • Support
  • Systems Analysis
  • Websites
Information, Digital Media and Technology Live Production and Services Worker Media Telecommunications Technical Specialist Telecommunications Technician Telecommunications Technician Specialist Telecommunications Technology Assistant Telecommunications Trades Worker
JEWELLERY AND WATCHMAKING
Apprenticeships

Jewellery
Watchmaking

JUSTICE AND LEGAL SERVICES
Traineeships

Legal Services

LIBRARY
Traineeships

Library and Information Services Assistant 
Library Technician
Museum and Gallery Operations

MANUFACTURING
Apprenticeships

Blow Moulding Operator
Blown Film Operator
Composites Technician
Conveyor Belt Technician
Extrusion Technician
Injection Moulding Operator
Injection Moulding Technician
Plastics Fabricator
Polymer Technician
Polyurethane Product Manufacturer
Recreational Vehicle Manufacturer
Rotational Moulding Operator

Traineeships

Manufactured Mineral Products Operator
Manufacturing Systems and Practices
Manufacturing Technology Cadetship
Plastics Operator
Process Manufacturing Production Assistant
Process Manufacturing Production Support Operator

MINING
Traineeships

Civil Construction Operations Supervisor
Civil Construction Supervisor
Civil Construction Worker – Labourer
Drilling  Oil/Gas Onshore
Drilling Operations – Oil/Gas Onshore and Well Servicing
Drilling Operations
Mine Emergency Response and Rescue
Mine Operator
Resource Planning
Resource Processing
Senior Driller
Supervisor – Extractive Industry
Surface Extractions
Surface Extraction Operations
Underground Coal Mining
Underground Coal Operations
Underground Metalliferous Mining
Well Servicing Operations

PRINTING AND GRAPHIC ARTS
Apprenticeships

Binding and Finishing
Graphic Pre-Press
Print Machining
Screen Printing

Traineeships

Desktop Publishing Support

RACING
Apprenticeships

Jockey

Traineeships

Advanced Stablehand
Stablehand
Trackrider

REAL ESTATE AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Traineeships

Property Manager
Property Services (Agent)
Property Services (Real Estate)
Spatial Information Services

RETAIL
Traineeships

Community Pharmacy
Retail Assistant
Retail Manager
Retail Supervisor
Wholesale Sales Representative / Customer Service Officer
Work Skills – Retails Services

SECURITY AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES
Traineeships

Correctional Services Officer
Security Operations
Technical Security

SPORTS AND RECREATION
Traineeships

Assistant Junior Coach
Developing Sportsperson
Exercise Instructor
Exercise Trainer
Outdoor Recreation Assistant
Outdoor Recreation Guide (Controlled Environment)
Outdoor Recreation Manager
Pool Lifeguard
Professional Athlete
Sport and Recreation Assistant
Sport and Recreation Coordinator
Sports and Recreation Officer
Sports Coach

TEXTILE, CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR
Apprenticeships

Applied Fashion Design
Applied Fashion Technology

  • Clothing Technician
  • Digital Embroidery
  • Digital Printing

Canvas Goods Making
Clothing and Textile Production
Clothing Production Assistant
Clothing Production Operator
Footwear Maker/Repairer
Leather Tradesperson
Sail Making

Traineeships

Clothing Production Assistant
Clothing Production Operator
Computerised Embroidery

TOURISM AND TRAVEL
Traineeships

Event Operations
Holiday Park Operations
Tourism Operations
Travel Agent

TRANSPORT, DISTRIBUTION AND STORAGE
Traineeships

Driver
Fleet Controller
Furniture Removal
Heavy Vehicle Driver
International Freight Forwarding Senior Operator
International Freight Forwarding Operator
Locomotive Driver
Locomotive Drivers’ Assistant &
Terminal Operator
Logistics Manager
Mechanical Rail Signalling
Rail Worker
Supply Chain Operator
Tram/Light Rail Driver
Warehouse and Storage Worker

A-Z of Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Are you looking for a career path? What about a career path where you can gain a qualification and learn on the job, while you earn a wage?

An apprenticeship or traineeship can kick-start your successful career path and with over 500 qualifications available and in a wide range of industries, there’s bound to be a career choice for you! These include administration and business, agriculture, building and construction, hospitality, conservation & land management, design, information technology, mining, legal services, community services, manufacturing, engineering, automotive – and many more!

What is an Apprenticeship / Traineeship?

In Australia, this learning opportunity combines formal study and paid on the job training while achieving a nationally recognised qualification. Undertaking this learning pathway enables you to gain skills that can be applied practically in your career of choice while furthering your education. These qualifications can be anything from a Certificate II to an advanced diploma.

Frequently Asked Questions

There is quite a lot of flexibility with eligibility, with some students commencing in years 10, 11 and 12 with a school-based arrangement. Alternatively, you have already left school or may be an adult looking at a change of career.

To undertake an opportunity like this, you are required to be:

  • of working age
  • an Australian citizen
  • a permanent resident or
  • a NZ passport holder or
  • have a Visa that allows you to work in Australia

To complete on the job training and study, undertaking your study full-time will take anywhere between 12-24 months for a Traineeship and 36-48 months for an Apprenticeship, but it very much depends on each individual and how quickly competencies can be completed. We recommend getting in touch with our team to learn more about the duration expected for your program and what will be expected of you.

Under the National Employment Standards, you are entitled to receive a fair wage, and a list of awards will show what is legally required. The award will give you information about:

  • Base rates
  • Overtime and penalty rates
  • Work arrangements
  • Superannuation
  • Salary arrangements
  • And so much more.

BUSY At Work can provide you with the support to begin your journey towards learning on the job through an apprenticeship or traineeship. We will also keep in contact about your progress and, if you require, our team can also provide mentoring services to further support your success.

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