Australian Apprenticeships

Posted on June 19, 2013


About Australian Apprenticeships

Australian Apprenticeships encompass all apprenticeships and traineeships. They combine time at work with training and can be full-time, part-time or school-based.

Australian Apprenticeships are the best way to combine training and employment and they can lead to a nationally recognised qualification. Australian Apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age and do not require any entry qualifications. Australian Apprentices are available to school-leavers, those re-entering the workforce or those wishing to change careers.

Australian Apprenticeships offer a range of benefits, they:

  • are a great way to get a head start in a chosen career
  • involve paid work and structured training that can be on or off the job; or a combination of both
  • represent ‘competency based’ training which means individuals can complete their training faster when they reach the required skills level
  • enable existing skills and prior experience to be recognised and course credit granted, potentially reducing formal training time.
  • they are available as full-time or part-time, also as part-time in many schools
  • lead to nationally recognised qualifications and skills which provide the basis for further education and training over the course of a person’s working life
  • are also important pathways from school to work.

View a list of programs [1] and topics related to Australian Apprenticeships.

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, 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

No matter what industry you might be interested in, there is likely to be an Australian Apprenticeship to meet your needs. For more information contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre [2] in your region.