How do I get an apprenticeship or traineeship?

How do I get an apprenticeship or traineeship?

Apprenticeships and traineeships are available in a variety of qualification levels in more than 500 occupations across Australia. They are available for traditional trades such as electrical, building, automotive, hairdressing, tourism and hospitality, as well as a diverse range of emerging careers in most sectors of business and industry; including agriculture, information technology, engineering, telecommunications and property services.

Step 1 – Find a career path that suits you.

Check out the Career development section of our website, or talk to the Career Centre about finding an occupation and career path that will give you the future you’d like.

The Career Centre website can help you decide what sort of work or career would suit you, and can help with information about whether an apprenticeship or traineeship is the right path for your career.

You could also look at the Try it For Five and occupational videos on the Career Centre’s YouTube channel to find out more about different jobs and what they involve.

Step 2 – Talk to an AASN provider or employer.

There are a number of Australian Apprenticeship Support Network providers funded by the Commonwealth Government. These AASNs can provide advice and assistance to help you find an apprenticeship or traineeship and are connected to employers looking for apprentices or trainees. Once you’ve found an apprenticeship or traineeship, your AASN will organise everything to get you started.

Alternatively, you can go out and find an employer yourself – either by looking through job ads, or contacting employers directly to see if they have any opportunities available. Once you’ve found an apprenticeship or traineeship, the employer can contact an AASN provider to get things started.


Page last updated December 03, 2016