What are the benefits of doing an apprenticeship or traineeship?
Apprenticeships and traineeships are a great way to:
Build practical skills in your industry
Participate in training that is delivered in both a classroom and workplace environment
Gain a recognised qualification as the basis of further education
Earn a wage as you learn.
Are there different types of apprenticeships?
There are different types of apprenticeships available to help people start a new career or build on an existing one:
School-based apprenticeships can be started and even completed while still at school and can form part of a student’s leaving certificate
A trade apprenticeship is usually 3 to 4 years long, study can range from Certificate I through to Advanced Diploma level, and wages are generally set by the relevant industry award
A non-trade apprenticeship (sometimes called a traineeship) is usually 1 to 2 years long, study can range from Certificate I through to Advanced Diploma level, with wages generally set by the relevant industry award.
A pre-apprenticeship is a course of study that you can take before choosing or starting an apprenticeship or traineeship.
Am I eligible for an Australian Apprenticeship?
Many apprenticeships do not require you to have a secondary school certificate, however entry requirements vary by each state and territory. Additionally, specific employers or industries may ask for a secondary school certificate and/or the completion of a pre-apprenticeship.
Eligibility requirements for starting an Australian Apprenticeship vary by each state and territory. This generally includes minimum age requirements, citizenship requirements and requirements regarding employers.