JOBSEEKERS – A-Z of Apprenticeships and Traineeships


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!

To view all the qualifications and career possibilities available check out our A-Z Guide for Apprenticeships and Traineeships

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.

Are you Eligible? 

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

How long will an Apprenticeship or Traineeship take?

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.

Payment and Financial Standards 

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.

Ongoing Support 

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.

Get Started with BUSY 

There’s a BUSY location near you. To find out more about the support and programs to get you started, contact us today on 13 28 79 or email.

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