What are they?
Australian Apprenticeships is the combined name to describe both apprenticeships and traineeships. They are the best way to combine training and employment and lead to a nationally recognised qualification.
Apprenticeships and traineeships are jobs that combine paid work and structured training.
Australian Apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age and do not require any entry qualifications.
Who is involved
an employer (either you or a Group Training Organisation)
the apprentice or trainee
MEGT Australian Apprenticeships Centre (AAC): for registration, eligibility and payment of government incentives
a Registered Training Organisation: to deliver training, conduct assessments, issue qualifications
State Training Authority: the State Government body which is responsible for
registration of your Australian Apprenticeship.
The difference between an apprenticeship and a traineeship
Over 500 traineeship and apprenticeship vocations are available in a range of areas.
Traineeships generally take between twelve to twenty four months to complete and include skills such as Business, Retail, Community Health, Child Care, Financial Services and many more.
Apprenticeships generally last between thirty six to forty eight months and cover trade areas such as Building and Construction, Horticulture, Cooking, the Automotive industry, Engineering, Manufacturing and many more.