Supporting my child through an apprenticeship or traineeship

It’s important that you know a bit about what to expect and how you can help your child as they begin their working life.

Beginning an apprenticeship or traineeship and entering the workforce for the first time can be very daunting for a young person. Put yourself in their shoes, they may have never worked before, never seen how a business runs and the only people who have told them what to do is you and their teachers! 

Firstly, it’s important to understand who’s involved in the Australian Apprenticeships system and who you and/or your child will be dealing with.

View our Who’s Involved e-guide
New South Wales Western Australia

What support is available from us?

In addition to his/her employer and the registered training organisation who delivers the formal training component of the apprenticeship or traineeship, there is a lot of support available for Australian Apprentices.

As your child’s Australian Apprenticeships Centre, Apprenticeship Support Australia will provide you with the following support and assistance:
  • Processing of applications and incentive claims if funding is applicable
  • Keeping your son or daughter informed as to when incentive payments fall due and offering detailed instructions on how to apply
  • A Mentoring and Advisory Service to assist apprentices and trainees with any training-related issues
  • An essential guide to successfully commencing and completing apprenticeships
  • The opportunity to access our innovative online apprentice and trainee coaching and mentoring program which includes videos, webinars and useful resources
  • Phone support from trained mentors and advisors
  • Regular contact and ongoing support from a dedicated mentor (on request)

So, what can you do to help your child get prepared for the adjustment to working life?
Download our ‘A parent’s guide to helping your child through their apprenticeship’ today.

Parents eGuide

For more information on how Apprenticeship Support Australian support your child through their apprenticeship, call us today on 1300 363 831.