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Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Apprenticeships and traineeships combine paid work with on-the-job training and education to earn you a nationally recognised qualification and skills in high demand.

About Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Apprenticeships and traineeships are pathways to careers in many of Australia’s leading and emerging industries. Both options provide you with the means to work and learn at the same time, while earning an income from day one.

They can be completed full time, part time or in school where young people can start training and earning a wage while completing their education.


Apprenticeships are the road to trade qualifications and careers in many industries including automotive, hairdressing, building and construction. An apprenticeship runs for 3-4 years before the apprentice graduates and can earn higher, more competitive wages.


Traineeships lead to qualifications in a broad range of careers in industries including agriculture, IT, tourism and health and wellbeing services. A traineeship is completed over 1-2 years before the trainee receives the relevant certificate or diploma, setting their career in motion.

What are the benefits?

Apprenticeships and traineeships are more than jobs. They are strong career choices that set you up with skills and experience to use for life. There are many benefits available to those who commence and graduate, including:

Career Paths

Choose a suitable career from over 50 indutries.

Earn and Learn

Earn a wage while you work and learn.

National Qualification

Graduate with a Nationally-recognised qualification.

Strong Graduate Outcomes

Strong employment and wage outcomes for graduates.

Financial Incentives

Access support payments while you work and learn.

Employer Support

Gain an employer who invests in your future.

Careers and Industries

There are more than 500 qualifications to choose from across more than 50 industries. So, there’s bound to be one that suits your interests and abilities.

Apprenticeships and traineeships can lead to worthwhile careers in these industries, among others:


  • Automotive
  • Hairdressing
  • Plumbing
  • Machinery operation
  • Electrical
  • Hospitality
  • Construction


  • Agriculture
  • Business administration
  • Early Childhood Education & Care
  • Information technology (IT)
  • Aged care
  • Tourism
  • Health and medical assistance

Australia is experiencing a shortage of skilled workers, with further financial incentives available and strong employment outcomes for those who decide to focus on the industries in need of workers.


Apprenticeships and traineeships are available to anyone and might include:

  • School-leavers
  • Individuals re-entering the workforce
  • Individuals looking for a career change
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Find out more

To learn more about an apprenticeship or traineeship and how to register, call us or submit an enquiry.


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