Australian Apprenticeships are available in over 500 occupations.

There are many traditional trades experiencing a national skills shortage. These trades are identified on the National Skills Needs List, which is based on detailed labour market research. The trades on the National Skills Needs List are:

  1. Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber
  2. Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
  3. Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)
  4. Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)
  5. Arborist
  6. Automotive Electrician
  7. Baker
  8. Boat Builder and Repairer
  9. Bricklayer
  10. Butcher or Smallgoods Maker
  11. Cabinetmaker
  12. Carpenter
  13. Carpenter and Joiner
  14. Cook
  15. Diesel Motor Mechanic
  16. Drainer
  17. Electrical Linesworker
  18. Electrician (General)
  19. Electrician (special class)
  20. Electronic Equipment Trades Worker
  21. Fibrous Plasterer
  22. Fitter (General)
  23. Fitter and Turner
  24. Fitter-Welder
  25. Floor Finisher
  26. Furniture Finisher
  27. Gasfitter
  28. Glazier
  29. Hairdresser
  30. Joiner
  31. Landscape Gardener
  32. Lift Mechanic
  33. Locksmith
  34. Metal Fabricator
  35. Metal Machinist (First class)
  36. Motor Mechanics (General)
  37. Motorcycle Mechanic
  38. Optical Mechanic
  39. Painting Trades Worker
  40. Panelbeater
  41. Pastrycook
  42. Picture Framer
  43. Plumber (General)
  44. Pressure Welder
  45. Print Finisher
  46. Printing Machinist
  47. Roof Plumber
  48. Roof Tiler
  49. Screen Printer
  50. Shearer
  51. Sheetmetal Trades Worker
  52. Signwriter
  53. Small Engine Mechanic
  54. Solid Plasterer
  55. Stonemason
  56. Telecommunications Linesworker
  57. Telecommunications Technician
  58. Toolmaker
  59. Upholsterer
  60. Vehicle Body Builder
  61. Vehicle Painter
  62. Vehicle Trimmer
  63. Wall and Floor Tiler
  64. Welder (First class)
  65. Wood Machinist