Australian Apprenticeships (apprenticeships and traineeships) are training contracts between an employer and the apprentice. They are available in a variety of certificate and diploma levels in over 500 occupations across Australia. This covers traditional trades and a diverse range of other careers in business and industry. Specialisations include: agriculture, automotive, building and construction, business and finance services, community services and health, hairdressing, horticulture, information technology, manufacturing, public service, retail and telecommunications.
Apprentices agree to achieve a level of competency through a combination of work-based training and training with an RTO. These courses can be taken either part-time or full-time and are based on Training Packages. Depending on the type of apprenticeship, it can take from 1 to 4 years to complete.
Approval of Australian Apprenticeships training arrangements is the responsibility of the state and territory training authorities working in cooperation with employers and RTOs. All training agreements are registered with the relevant state or territory training authority.
The Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website has apprenticeship and traineeship information and resources, including: sample job and training descriptions, industry-based job pathway charts, and practice aptitude quizzes.
More information is available here: Australian Apprenticeships