Australian Apprenticeships (often referred to as apprenticeships or traineeships) are a good way to combine training and employment, and can also lead to a nationally recognised qualification. You will gain valuable resources and skills while you are undertaking the apprenticeship.
Delivered through a cooperative arrangement between the Australian Government, State and Territory Governments, industry, employers and Registered Training Organisations, these programs can be completed full-time or part-time.
Australian Apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age. You can undertake this program as a school leaver, or when you are re-entering the workforce or as an adult worker. There is no basic requirement to hold a secondary school certificate or other qualification. Most people begin an apprenticeship while finishing Years 11 and 12 at school.
They are available in a variety of certificate levels in over 500 occupations that include traditional trades, as well as many emerging careers in business and industry. Please visit www.aapathways.com.au for a comprehensive list of apprenticeship occupations available in your state or territory.
Benefits of Australian Apprenticeships:
- You can get ahead in your chosen career by acquiring hands-on skills
- The training is structured and you will be paid.
- The program offers ‘competency based’ training and you will be able to complete the training as soon as you have reached the required skills level
- Course credit is granted for existing skills and prior experience, potentially reducing formal training time
- The programs could be full-time, part-time, or school-based and offer flexibility in timings
- The Apprenticeship programs lead to nationally recognised qualifications and can provide a basis for further education and training
- They are a bridge between school and work.