What is an Apprenticeship?

Australian Apprenticeships is the Australian Government’s collective term for apprenticeships and traineeships and are available to anyone of a working age.

An Australian Apprenticeship is a great recruitment option for businesses wanting to invest in their workforce, whether they’re introducing new staff or looking to train and retain top talent.
Apprentices and trainees finish their higher-learning journey equipped with practical skills and a formal education that will add value and bring new skills into to your workplace.

Utilising apprenticeships and traineeships as part of your hiring and training strategy enables you to:
  • Bring new skills into the business to increase your competitiveness
  • Prevent future skills shortages and  safeguard your business
  • Access Government funding, incentives and rebates if eligible
  • Train staff  to suit the unique needs of your business
  • Drive a culture of success within your business

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An apprenticeship is a structured training arrangement of usually three and a half or four years duration. The training combines practical experience at work with complementary off-the-job training with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Apprenticeship qualifications can sometimes be completed at your place of work. This means the training provider will come to you, helping to limit the disruption to the day-to-day operations of your business.  Alternatively training can be provided off site by an experienced training provider, with a program tailored to the specialist needs of your business.


A traineeship is a training agreement between the trainee and their respective employer whereby the employer agrees to train the trainee in a specific industry, and the trainee agrees to work and learn.

Traineeships are available for people of all ages and usually last between nine and 48 months, depending on the vocation and certificate level undertaken.

There are more than 500 occupations across Australia that offer apprenticeships and traineeships, ranging from Certificate II to Advanced Diploma levels, including traditional trades and a number of emerging occupations in most sectors of business and industry.

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