The Apprentice/Trainee Information and Resources area provides general access to various Federal, State and Territory Government support bodies to assist in ensuring all information about apprenticeships and traineeships is readily available for students, families and employers. Apprenticeships and Traineeships in Australia are available in most vocational fields. They entail a period of training involving both practical work and studies and lead to qualifications allowing them to register/be employed in a particular trade. There are different forms of apprenticeship from school based to full time, with traineeships also possible.
This section of the ApprenticeTrainee Legal Support website provides apprentices with direct access to various government, semi government and private enterprise information and resource services for Apprentices and Trainees.
General Support Links
General Support Links
State and Territory Support Services for Apprentices
Australian Capital Territory
ACT - Apprentices and Adult Learners
Apprenticeships, VET in schools and Community Education.
Australian School Based Apprenticeships Program
Involves part-time traineeships for senior secondary.
Information, games, publications, Have Your Say, InfoLine and more.
‘Promoting and developing an educated, skilled and flexible workforce for our target industries in the ACT and surrounding regions’.
Student to Industry Program
Programs, Adopt a School. find jobs, ASBAs, resources, links. Resources for all groups.
New South Wales
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
‘Are your looking for an apprenticeship, traineeship or other vocational training ? The NSW State Training Services has a range of services and programs to help you’.
Australian Business Limited Apprenticeships Centre
‘Experienced provider of Australian Apprenticeship services in NSW’. Success stories, FAQs, links, value of apprenticeships, and I want to be an apprentice sections’.
The State Government and the Commonwealth Government offer assistance to encourage employers to take you on as an apprentice or trainee.
Group Training Association of NSW
‘A Group training organisation - a one stop shop for all your apprenticeship and traineeship needs’.
Guide to Apprenticeships and Traineeships in New South Wales
Department of Education & Training.
‘If you’re looking for a new path, love a challenge, and want a career that offers great variety over the long term, applying for a cadetship with us is a great way to give your career a JumpSTART’. From the NSW Government.
Department of Education & Training. Options available.
Information for student/parent, employers, RTOs, more. You can also access this Questions and Answers about School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships document.
Applying & Enrolling - Apprenticeships & Traineeships.
Young People at Work
Getting started, Know Your Rights, Leaving a Job.
Apprenticeships & Traineeships, DEET
Use menus for specific areas.
Australian Apprenticeships NT
‘Your one stop shop for information on Australian Apprenticeships in the Northern Territory’.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Select Employment & Education then Apprenticeships & Traineeships.
Group Training NT
‘Where you find the best apprentices and trainees’.
‘Use the form to search the database for apprenticeships and traineeships in the Northern Territory’. Search tips.
Training and Beyond School
Includes Higher Education, Apprenticeships, Indigenous Training, scholarships and more.
Apprenticeships Queensland Ltd
Based in Ipswich.
Queensland Training Information
‘Search or browse for information on apprenticeships and traineeships approved by the Training and Employment Recognition Council for delivery in Queensland. Including, preferred supplier scorecards, details on supporting courses and qualifications, restricted callings and preferred suppliers’.
School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships
‘School-based apprenticeships and traineeships [SATs] allow high school students to work for an employer, train towards a recognised qualification, and complete their secondary school studies’.
Skilling Solutions Queensland
A ‘State Government initiative to help you get the qualifications you need to succeed in today’s competitive job market’. Includes Becoming an Apprentice.
Queensland government. Apprenticeship and Traineeship information.
Department of Education & Training. Includes apprenticeship information.
Aboriginal Apprenticeship Program
Contact details, links for specific areas.
Australian School Based Apprenticeships [SA]
Information, PDF documents, requirements.
Learning, Make It Work For You
Information linked to the change in the school leaving age and options available.
Trade Schools for The Future
‘Student/School Based Apprentices’.
Information for students & the community, businesses, employers & employees, training organisations.
For Learners, Apprenticeships & Traineeships
Includes the Guide and Fully Competency Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships. Other TTAC Policies from the Tasmanian Training Agreement Committee are found here.
Resources to Support Career, Work and Enterprise Education
You can also access a list of References and Websites here.
Support for Apprentices/Trainees
Everything from Accommodation to Training Consultants.
Skills Tasmania Facts
‘For all the latest news and events’. Free subscription.
Find what you can do there.
Apprenticeships Group Australia
‘Business name which unites two of Australia’s most experienced group training organisations, Gippsland Group Training and Apprenticeships Victoria’.
Apprentices, Trainees and TAFE Students
Links to information from the \Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
‘Contracted by the Australian Government to deliver Australian Apprenticeship Support Services to employers, Australian Apprentices, training providers, schools, and the wider community’.
Australian Apprenticeships [VECCI]
Employment, Education & Training.
Career Development and Employment
Apprenticeships & Traineeships for young Victorians. Part of RMIT.
Support for Current Australian Apprentices
Training Support Network
Provides information about government requirements, tools, resources, curriculum documents, teacher networks, news, other links, FAQs and more.
Looks at a range of options including Apprenticeships.
Aboriginal School Based Training
‘Will help you start an apprenticeship or traineeship in school so you can get a great job afterwards’. Get a PDF Brochure from the site.
Apprenticeship and Traineeship Policy Guidelines
Also access Fact Sheets and Forms.
Regional Training Services
South/West WA. Use the menu on the left to access material.
Federal Support Services for Apprentices
Government and semi-government groups:
Extended till 12 November 2010.
Information for everything related to Australian Apprenticeships. The site for essential information. The Australian Apprenticeships Access Program is linked to this which provides job seekers who experience barriers to skilled employment, with pre-vocational training, support and assistance to obtain and maintain an Australian Apprenticeship. Alternatively, a job seeker may be supported into employment, further education or training.
Provides job seekers who experience barriers to skilled employment, with pre-vocational training, support and assistance to obtain and maintain an Australian Apprenticeship. Alternatively, a job seeker may be supported into employment, further education or training.
Australian Apprenticeships Centre Search
‘Enter your postcode for a list of Australian Apprenticeships Centres in your region’.
Australian Apprenticeship Job Pathways
Search, self help, information, links, careers advisers.
Australian Apprenticeships Training Information Service
Search the Australian Apprenticeships Training Information Service site for information about apprenticeships and training packages.
Find an Australian Apprenticeship Centre nearest to you, access Apprenticeship vacancies across the country by post code and occupation.
Australian National Training Authority
Listing of accredited Quality Assurance Consultants.
Business Entry Point - Hiring Apprentices & Trainees
Information for clientele.
The primary objective of the Productivity Places Program (PPP) is to provide targeted training to support the development of skills in Australia to meet existing and future industry demands.
The training and skills sector, also known as vocational education and training or VET, gives Australians the opportunity to gain the skills they need to enter the workforce for the first time, to re-enter the workforce, to retrain for a new job or to upgrade their skills for an existing job.
Training.com.au provides you with a vast range of vocational education and training information, products and services in Australia.
You will find current career information, articles and links to thousands of resources to assist you on your career journey.
The Trade Training Centres in Schools Program is an important element of the Australian Government’s Education Revolution. It will provide $2.5 billion over 10 years to enable all secondary students to access vocational education through Trade Training Centres.
Is a guide to help Year 12 students plan their post-school education and training. Provides a quick way for young people to access up-to-date information about the vast array of post-school study options through vocational education and training (VET) and New Apprenticeships, as well as university.
Centrelink’s Home Page for this area.
Australian Apprenticeships Access Program
Information about Centrelink’s role in this area.
Australian Apprenticeship Centres
Information regarding referrals to these.
Indigenous Australian Apprenticeships Kit
‘An informative and practical guide to building your organisation’s capacity to service Indigenous clients. It has been developed through extensive consultations with experienced workers in the field. The website allows you to access the contents of the resource in two ways’.
‘Designed to provide skills-related information for industries and regions, as well on education and training and skills issues. The website is built around five themes : Education and Training, Industries, Regions, Skills Issues and Skills Links’. Look for apprenticeships in the Education and Training section.
The Apprenticeships for the 21st Century Expert Panel
‘The Expert Panel was appoint ed by the Australian Government in July 2010, to provide advice on reform options for the Australian Apprenticeships system’. Find details, download documents including the Report, brochures and more.
Tools For Your Trade
‘The initiative will help to alleviate the financial burden on eligible Australian Apprentices, in the first year of their Australian Apprenticeship, by providing tool kits’.
Trade Training Centres in Schools Program
‘Trade Training Centres are being established to help increase the proportion of students achieving Year 12 or an equivalent qualification and help address skill shortages in traditional trades and emerging industries’.
What are Australian Apprenticeships?
By the people who developed the Good Guides. Provides common sense and factual information about Australian Apprenticeships.
‘Provides online services, employment information, government assistance, jobs, careers, training and working conditions’.
Apprenticeships for Specific Needs & Industries
Links to specific industries or work areas. Some state/territory level, others national. Also apprenticeships for those with disabilities.
Trades Training Page for Defence Force Recruiting. Information, contacts and basic detail about training, salary, initial length of service and then indicates a range of other details. Links to other sections related to recruiting.
‘BIGA Employment and Training is the leader in developing and placing building and construction apprentices in small to large organisations across Queensland’.
Field - Australian Apprenticeships
Geared to those who suffer from disability. Information, links to other sites.
Australian Council for Private Education and Training
‘The national industry association for independent providers of post-compulsory education and training, for Australian and international students, including Vocational Education and Training’.
Australian Apprenticeships Training Information Service
‘An industry site providing resources for AACs, RTOs, GTOs and other organisations marketing and implementing Australian Apprenticeships’. Pathway Charts, government initiatives, industry information, What‘s New, FAQs.
Group Training Australia
Download podcasts, find career information, find an apprenticeship or traineeship, information for employers, find a local training group and more.
Jobs Plus Apprenticeships Services
‘As an Australian Apprenticeships Centre we provide information, advice and support to employers, employees and other interested parties regarding Australian Apprenticeships’.
‘We guide you through every aspect of the Australian Apprenticeships program, providing fast, accurate and efficient service that you can rely on. Find out more about how MAS National can help you’.
‘We can help employers upskill their existing staff, employ new staff and invest in their business’ future through employing apprentices and trainees. We can help job seekers make themselves more employable, gain additional skills, find a job’.
‘MG is a “one stop shop” for apprenticeship and traineeship services for both job seekers and employers’.
‘Free, Prompt & Reliable advice and Support with New Apprenticeships and Traineeships’.
A group that operates ‘skill competitions in over 52 trade and skill areas. Competitions held in bricklaying, garment production, commercial cookery, heavy vehicle mechanics, electrical installation, IT support and more’. Involvement details.
Research & Reviews
Review of the Commonwealth New Apprenticeships Incentive Program. Review by the peak Australian Union body of incentive schemes for implementing the New Apprenticeship Scheme.
‘Is the UNESCO/NCVER research database for technical and vocational education and training, an international database of research abstracts, in English’. Advice on how to gain the full-text version, a Thesaurus, Journal’s List and further links. Based in South Australia.
Advanced search allows you to specify Apprenticeships/Traineeships.
Provides a listing of selected, available apprenticeships.
‘JET is a web-based employment portal focusing solely on Apprenticeships & Traineeships. Registered jobseekers receive weekly emails containing apprenticeship and traineeship vacancies in the industries that they select’.
What are Apprenticeships & Traineeships ?
Also check this JET link, which has extensive information.
Government Education Departments
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (schooling section) (National)
Department of Education and Training (ACT)
Department of Education and Training (NSW)
Department of Employment, Education and Training (Northern Territory)
Department of Education and Children's Services (South Australia)
Department of Education (Tasmania)
Department of Education and Training (Victoria)