An apprenticeship or traineeship allows you to become qualified for a particular job while studying for a relevant certificate or diploma. You get paid, you learn on the job and you get a qualification. Australian apprenticeships and traineeships are also really flexible – they can be completed full-time, part-time, or even while you’re still at school.
Gone are the days where apprenticeships and traineeships are just for traditional trades like plumbing and air-conditioning. There’s now over 500 apprenticeship and traineeship qualifications across Australia, with industries such as hospitality, childcare, IT, design, fitness, tourism, aviation, retail and more. Your opportunities are endless, and we’re here to help!
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You can also visit and register with Apprenticeship Central website to search current apprenticeship vacancies across Australia.
– Get practical hands on training in an industry of your choice.
– Find your edge in a competitive market.
– Gain formal recognition of your skills and experience.
– Have a stepping stone to higher education.
– Receive paid work combined with structured training that can be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both.
– Choose your training provider with your employer.
– Have the opportunity to finish sooner as it is competency based which means you can complete your training faster if you reach the required skill levels sooner than planned.
– End up with a nationally recognised qualification.
Apprenticeships and traineeships also ensure you and your employer are protected with a formal agreement. This is called a training contract. Both sides sign this document to outline things like your role, wages and expectations over the course of the apprenticeship. During the course of your apprenticeship, if you ever think that your employer may be in breach of something, give us a call and we’ll help investigate for you.
An apprenticeship is the time spent learning a skilled trade under a qualified tradesperson. There are hundreds of different trades – from hairdresser to mechanic, electrician to chef, plumber to cabinet maker.
A traineeship is the time spent learning a job (or vocation) under a supervisor. You can do a traineeship in just about any workplace, for example in a shop, a fast food outlet or office. Traineeship qualifications range from Certificate II up to Advanced Diploma.