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About Australian Apprenticeships 

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
    (traineeships only)
  •  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.

 Call us anytime on 13 MEGT (136348) - we're here to help

MEGT (Australia) Ltd trading as MEGT is an Australian Apprenticeships Centre contracted by the Australian government as represented by the Department of Industry to provide Australian Apprenticeships Support Services to employers and Australian Apprentices. MEGT is one of a number of Australian Apprenticeships Centres in Australia. This website does not represent the Australian Government. If you wish to access information about Australian Apprenticeships from the Australian government, you should access the website http://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au

Australian Apprenticeships Indentives Program Guidelines and Appendices may be viewed on the Department of Industry website.


Australian Apprenticeships are an Australian Government initiative.

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