Australian Apprenticeships (apprenticeships and traineeships) are an important part of VET. Gaining a VET qualification through an Australian Apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to train, study and earn an income at a variety of qualification levels in most occupations. Australian Apprenticeships combine time at work with training, and can be full-time, part-time or school based.
Apprenticeship & Traineeships are jobs that combine work and structured training. Although they vary from one industry to another, traineeships/apprenticeship include:
During the past few years, a number of significant improvements have been made to the traineeship system to make training more flexible. For example, some traineeships in ACT can now be:
There are more than 100 traineeship vocations available in respective States and Territories. Traineeships generally last two years and cover traditional trade areas such as building and construction, hairdressing, cooking, the hospitality, business, office administration, finance. There are over 600 traineeship vocations introduced to provide employment and training opportunities in a range of areas, including multimedia, information technology, sport and recreation, hospitality, retail and primary industries. All traineeships (designated by the Commissioner for Vocational Training under the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Act 2001) are recognized trade vocations and recognized traineeship vocations respectively under the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Act 2001.
There are two categories of traineeships available:
These Government funded Traineeships are offered to people employed on a full-time or part time basis (casual employees are not eligible for the government funding). School based parttime traineeships are a recent introduction and allow school students to undertake a traineeship in conjunction with their HSC studies.
If you’re looking for a career and not just a job, why not think about a traineeship / apprenticeship? Traineeships combine work with training so you can earn as you learn. AAAS provides traineeship services for organizations who either currently have:
As a trainee, you get:
Work based training for traineeships and apprenticeships are provided by your employer at your workplace. Additional structured qualification training is delivered by a registered training organization (such as AAAS) which is registered with the ACT Government. This training may be delivered off the job or in the workplace. The ACT Government subsidizes the cost of this training for approved new entrant and existing worker trainees. ACT Government subsidised training is only available for Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents and other approved visa categories. For any further information please contact one of our Training Coordinators at 1300 754 557.