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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?

  • Read the Information for Apprentices factsheet.
  • For all queries about Australian Apprenticeships contact an Apprenticeship Network provider.
  • For information about courses, training organisations, and more go to the My Skills website.
  • To explore your options and find the career pathway for you, head to the Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website.
  • For help with particular course information contact a Registered Training Organisation.
  • For workplace rights and obligations visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website.
  • For information on assistance for people with a disability visit the Job Access website.
  • For information on Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY visit the Services Australia website.
  • If you're already an apprentice but don't know who your AASN is, call the Skilling Australia hotline on 1800 020 108.
  • Concerns with the delivery of support services provided from your Australian Apprenticeship Network Provider (AASN), should first be raised directly with your AASN. Should the issue not be resolved to your satisfaction please email the National Customer Service Line`s Skilling Australia team via