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More about apprenticeships and traineeships

Get a career that can take you places.

Apprenticeships and traineeships open the door to hundreds of careers. Our fastest growing industries have a high demand for skilled workers, and they’re looking for people like you now.

If you’re good at hands-on learning and you want to develop practical and technical skills on the job - and get paid while you get qualified - an apprenticeship or traineeship is for you.

As an apprentice or trainee, you'll:

  • learn real skills in the workplace
  • gain nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) qualifications
  • earn a wage while you learn
  • develop skills required by industry
  • put everything you learn straight to work.

What are apprenticeships and traineeships?

Apprenticeships and traineeships give you the chance to learn real skills in the workplace, earn a nationally-recognised qualification and be paid a wage which rises as you progress through training.

You’ll enter into a training contract with an employer and a training provider that will allow you to combine hands-on training in the workplace with off-job study.

You can complete an apprenticeship in 3 to 4 years in areas including the trades, cooking and horticulture.

You can complete a traineeship in 1 to 2 years in areas including business, community health, child care and financial services.

Find out more about apprentice and trainee pay rates.