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Australian Apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age and offer you opportunities to learn new skills and be paid in over 500 different jobs.

What is an Australian Apprenticeship?

Australian Apprenticeships:

  • offer you the opportunity to study and earn an income while undertaking a qualification.
  • can be done by anyone of working age.
  • give you the chance to learn new skills while getting paid in more than 500 careers and jobs.
  • can be done full-time, part-time or while you’re at school.

You can use your qualification to work anywhere in Australia and around the world.

Where can I find more information?

What apprenticeship should I do?

Australian Apprenticeships Pathways has information about apprenticeships, career pathways and aptitude quizzes.

To read and watch real life success stories of Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors visit the Australian VET Alumni website.

I want to be an Australian Apprentice. What’s next?

You must contact an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprenticeship Network) provider. They will:

  • help you find an employer and registered training organisation to complete your training.
  • provide a training contract for you and your employer to sign.
  • assess you for a Trade Support Loan and other payments.
  • provide advice and support to you during your apprenticeship.

What about my rights and wages?

Your employment conditions are the same as any other employee. To better understand your workplace rights go to the Fair Work Ombudsman website.

It has dedicated apprentice and trainee wages, conditions and entitlement information.

What if I’m still at school?

If you are still at school, you can discuss an Australian School-based Apprenticeship with your teachers and career advisers. Further information is available on the Australian School-based Apprenticeships page.

Where can I find more information?