Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships are available to anyone of working age.


You do not need a secondary school certificate or other qualification to be able to start an Australian Apprenticeship.

You can do an Australian Apprenticeship if you are a school leaver, re-entering the workforce or as an adult worker simply wishing to change careers or gain new skills.

You can even start your Australian Apprenticeship while you are still at school finishing Years 11 and 12.


Australian Apprenticeships are available in a variety of certificate levels in more than 500 occupations across Australia, in traditional trades, as well as a diverse range of emerging careers in most sectors of business and industry, including:

  • Agriculture, horticulture and related industries
  • Automotive
  • Building and construction
  • Business services
  • Finance services
  • Food
  • Hairdressing
  • Community services and health
  • Information technology
  • Light manufacturing
  • Local government
  • Metals and engineering
  • Printing
  • Process manufacturing
  • Property services
  • Public services
  • Retail
  • Seafood
  • Sport and recreation
  • Telecommunications
  • Tourism
  • Transport and distribution
  • Utilities and energy

Steps to becoming an Australian Apprentice

Let us walk you through some of the steps to becoming an Australian Apprentice.

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