Australian Apprenticeships are available in a variety of certificate levels in more than 500 occupations across Australia. They are available in traditional trades, as well as a diverse range of emerging careers in most sectors of business and industry.
An apprenticeship or traineeship is full-time or part-time employment that combines work and structured training. They’re a great way to learn and develop skills that will help set you up with a job and career for life.
Apprenticeships last three to four years and are generally offered in the traditional trade industries, such as building and construction, metals and engineering, electrotechnology to name just a few. Throughout the duration of the apprenticeship, training is undertaken at the HVTC Skills Centre, a TAFE or another approved RTO.
Traineeships usually last one to two years and include occupations such as business administration (admin, accounts, HR, local govt. etc), retail, hospitality and more.
As an apprentice or trainee you may be rotated through different host businesses during your period of contract which gives you a better opportunity to achieve each of the competencies needed in your chosen field.
- Gain nationally and internationally recognised qualifications
- Earn while you learn
- Get hands-on, practical work experience
- Gain marketable skills that are attractive to employers
- You may be able to finish early if you reach the required skill level sooner than expected
- You may be able to gain recognition of existing skills
Train, work and get experience through an Australian Apprenticeship
Australian Apprenticeships, also referred to as apprenticeships or traineeships, are a great way for you to start a career or build on your existing one.
The Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website will provide you with information if you are considering an apprenticeship or traineeship.
You don’t need a secondary school certificate or any other qualification to be able to do an apprenticeship – they are available to anyone of working age.
You can combine time at work and earning an income, with training and studying for your chosen occupation.
When you finish your Australian Apprenticeship, you’ll have a nationally recognised qualification that can take you anywhere in Australia and one that is held in high regard in many overseas countries as well.
You may also be able to apply for Trade Support Loans to meet everyday costs while doing your apprenticeship.
Train or study for your ideal role in the workforce behind the Australian Defence Force
There are also students and apprentices who are developing trade knowledge and technical skills that will be needed more in the future to deliver modernised defence capabilities.
If you’re interested in exploring new experiences and careers, a defence industry job could be for you. You can explore the financial, career and lifestyle benefits on the Defence Industry website.