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What apprenticeship options are available?

What apprenticeship options are available?

Find an apprenticeship role that will help support your future career.

Are you considering taking on an apprenticeship, but not quite sure which area to gain specialised skills in?

Well we can help you out by giving you a brief rundown of the apprenticeship roles that are available.

There are various types of apprenticeships on offer, including school-based apprenticeships, adult apprenticeships and mature age apprenticeships.

Each apprenticeship is likely to have their own set of conditions and requirements, with school-based apprenticeships or traineeships usually for students from Year 10 to 12.

This allows students to work in a paid job and towards a certified qualification, while still in high school.

An apprenticeship or traineeship can help high school students to gain valuable skills and experience that tertiary institutions or employers may be looking for once they finish their studies.

Apprenticeships are also available for those out of high school who are interested in entering the workforce for the first time, re-skilling or changing careers.

Financial support is available for people over 25 undertaking selected apprenticeships under the Support for Adult Australian Apprentices (SAAA) scheme.

These financial incentives encourage employers to take on workers aged over 25 in an apprenticeship.

You can choose to take on a new set of skills at any age, with mature age apprenticeships set in place to help support the mature workforce.

There’s a number of apprenticeship roles that you can choose to take on – here are a few that make the list. For the full list available check out the Australian Government’s National Skills Needs List.

Electrician

The role of an electrician involves installing and performing maintenance and repair on electrical circuits in homes, commercial buildings and other applications.

You generally need to complete an electrotechnology apprenticeship to get a job in this trade, and you are able to start your apprenticeship while you are at school.

Plumber

Plumbers conduct a variety of jobs including installing and repairing water devices such as pipes,water tanks, water heaters, storm water or sewerage systems, septic tanks and holding wells.

A Certificate III in Plumbing generally needs to be obtained to enter this line of work, with students able to begin a school-based apprenticeship from Year 10.

Carpenter

If you consider yourself pretty good with your hands, then an apprenticeship in carpentry may just be right up your alley.

Carpenters carry out a number of construction jobs including building wall and ceiling frames, performing excavations, pitching roofs and installing doors and windows.

Through an apprenticeship in this role, you’ll obtain a Certificate III in Carpentry.

For a comprehensive list of apprenticeship trades, check out the Queensland Training and Information Service.

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