Apprenticeships & Traineeships for Indigenous Australians


Support is available to help you recruit and retain Indigenous Australians in an apprenticeship or traineeship.

Depending on the apprenticeship or traineeship and your situation, you may be eligible to apply for one or more of the following support.

Support for an apprentice

    • ABSTUDY is the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Study Assistance Scheme and can give you an allowance that can help you stay in your apprenticeship or traineeship for longer.
    • ABSTUDY is available for full time apprentices or trainees who are Indigenous Australians and have reached minimum school leaving age.
    • Your eligibility can depend on your study, training and your personal circumstances. For more information we recommend you get in touch with your local Centrelink office on 13 36 33 or apply online.

THE BUSY GROUP LTD trading as BUSY At Work is a service provider contracted by the Australian Government as represented by the Department of Education and Training to provide support services to prospective and current employers and Australian Apprentices. THE BUSY GROUP LTD is one of a number of Network Providers in Queensland and Western Australia. This website does not represent the Australian Government, if you wish to access information about the Australian Apprenticeships, from the Australian Government you should access the Australian Apprenticeships website.

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Following the recent Queensland Health advice, a number of BUSY At Work offices will be temporarily closed in the Greater Brisbane Area from 5pm Monday the 29th March and will not reopen until after the Easter long weekend on Tuesday the 6th of April, 2021. Click here for list of offices affected. We will be taking calls until 8pm Thursday 1st  on 13 28 79 should you wish to speak with one of the team.

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