19 occupations added to Australian Apprenticeships Priority List

2 January, 2024

120 occupations are now on the Australian Apprenticeships Priority List, including 19 new occupations added on 1 January 2024 by the Australian Government,

The list also provides information about the potential for some businesses to claim wage support or subsidies for engaging eligible apprentices and/or trainees. 

The 19 new occupations are: 

  • Ambulance officer 

  • Animal husbandry technician  

  • Aquaculture or fisheries technician 

  • Architectural draftsperson  

  • Boat builder and repairer  

  • Earth science technician  

  • Fire protection plumber  

  • Flight attendant  

  • Furniture maker  

  • Graphic pre-press trades worker  

  • Irrigation designer 

  • Irrigation technician  

  • Light technician  

  • Mine deputy  

  • Nursing support worker  

  • Out of school hours care worker 

  • Pharmacy technician 

  • Shipwright 

  • Sound technician 

The updated Australian Apprenticeships Priority List also provides the most up-to-date information about which jobs and skills are most needed in the Australian workforce, including details of the qualifications required. 

Read more here.