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About Australian Apprenticeships 

 Australian Apprenticeships Support Network


What are they?

Australian Apprenticeships 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. They involve paid employment under an appropriate industrial arrangement (for example, an award or enterprise agreement) and nationally recognised training.

Australian Apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age and do not require any entry qualifications. You can be a school-leaver, re-entering the workforce or simply wishing to change careers.

Australian Apprenticeships offer:

  • a great way to get a head start in a chosen career
  • paid work and structured training that can be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both
  • ‘competency based’ which means you can complete your training faster if you reach the required skills level
  • existing skills and prior experience are recognised and course credit granted, potentially reducing formal training time. Available as full-time or part-time, also available part-time in many schools.
  • pathways to nationally recognised qualifications and skills which provide the basis for further education and training over the course of your working life
  • a pathway from school to work.  

 Australian Apprenticeship Support Network


Who is involved?

  • an employer
  •  you, the apprentice or trainee
  • MEGT Australian Apprenticeships Centre (AAC): for registration, eligibility and payment of government incentives
  • a Registered Training Organisation (RTO): 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.

 Australian Apprenticeship Support Network


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

 Australian Apprenticeship Support Network


Where do you start?

There are apprenticeships and traineeships for people of every age and every background. Call the MEGT office closest to you and the Consultants will provide you with detailed information and help you get started. Or surf our website for jobs available right now.

 Call us on 13 MEGT (13 6348) - we're here to help

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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

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


Australian Apprenticeships are an Australian Government initiative.







Australian Apprenticeships Centres will be changing from mid next year to Australian Apprenticeship Support Networks