Apprenticeships are available to everyone of working age in Australia. Unlike many most other forms of training, apprenticeships don't require you to have a secondary school certifcate or any other qualification. It's a type of course you can undertake while you're still completing years 11 and 12 in school, you can do it if you're a school leaver, if you're an adult seeking a career change or even later in life in returnign to the workforce. Australian apprenticeships give you the opportunity to study, train and receive an income though a variety of qualification levels in several industry occupations and in traditional trades. As an Australian Apprentice you can combine time at work with training, and can be either full-time, part-time or school-based. When you finish your Australian Apprenticeship, you will have a nationally recognised qualification that can take you anywhere in Australia and one that is held in high regard in many overseas countries as well.
So, what is an apprenticeship?
- A mix of on the job learning and studying.
- You get paid while completing your education and earning a qualification.
- Nationally recognised
- A commitment to three or four years of training.
Is it right for you?
- Will it lead you to the career you want?
- Are you willing to keep developing your skills and continue learning?
- Are you ready to take on a real job and start working?
What types of apprenticeships are available?
Although they vary from state to state, the list of apprenticeship types is extensive and spans across many different industries including:
- Horticulture / Primary / Mining
- Building / Construction / Manufacturing
- Business / Finance
- Retail / Wholesale / Personal Services
- Hospitality / Tourism
- IT / Telecommunications
- Sport / Recreation
- Beauty/ Hairdressing
- Electrical / Automotive
- Transport / Storage
- Metals / Engineering
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