Department of Education, Skills and Employment

I want to become an apprentice

Australian Apprenticeships are available in a variety of certificate levels in more than 500 occupations across Australia. They are available in traditional trades, as well as a diverse range of emerging careers in most sectors of business and industry.

Train, work and get experience through an Australian Apprenticeship

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Is this for me?

  • I’m looking for paid training
  • I’m interested in doing an apprenticeship
  • I don’t have a secondary school certificate or other qualification

Australian Apprenticeships, also referred to as apprenticeships or traineeships, are a great way for you to start a career or build on your existing one.

The Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website will provide you with information if you are considering an apprenticeship or traineeship.

You don’t need a secondary school certificate or any other qualification to be able to do an apprenticeship – they are available to anyone of working age.

You can combine time at work and earning an income, with training and studying for your chosen occupation.

When you finish your Australian Apprenticeship, you’ll 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.

You may also be able to apply for Trade Support Loans to meet everyday costs while doing your apprenticeship.

Australian Apprenticeships

Australian Apprenticeships Pathways

Trade Support Loans

Train or study for your ideal role in the workforce behind the Australian Defence Force

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Is this for me?

  • I’m looking for paid training
  • I’m interested in undertaking an apprenticeship

There are thousands of Australian men and women working across the country who aren’t in the defence force, but work to support and strengthen it.

There are also students and apprentices who are developing trade knowledge and technical skills that will be needed more in the future to deliver modernised defence capabilities.

If you’re interested in exploring new experiences and careers, a defence industry job could be for you. You can explore the financial, career and lifestyle benefits on the Defence Industry website.

Defence Industry

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Last modified on Friday 12 July 2019 [9806|118901]