Professional Bodies:  Apprenticeships

Volunteers who sign up to Inspiring the Future who have experience of apprenticeships or routes into apprenticeships can add this as a specialism in their ‘My Profile’ page.  There is huge demand from teachers in Australia to get apprentice volunteer specialists (especially apprentices themselves) talking to young people about their job and the apprentice route.

What are Australian Apprenticeships/Traineeships ?

  • Australian Apprenticeships (often referred to as apprenticeships or traineeships) are available to anyone of working age.

  • You do not need a secondary school certificate or other qualification to be able to do an Australian Apprenticeship.

  • You can do an Australian Apprenticeship if you are a school-leaver, re-entering the workforce or as an adult worker simply wishing to change careers.

  • You can even begin your Australian Apprenticeship while you're still at school finishing Years 11 and 12.

  • Australian Apprenticeships offer opportunities for you to train, study and earn an income at a variety of qualification levels in most occupations as well as in traditional trades.

  • As an Australian Apprentice you can combine time at work with training, and can be either full-time, part-time or school-based.

  • When you finish your Australian Apprenticeship, you will have a nationally recognised qualification that can take you anywhere in Australia and one that is held in high regard in many overseas countries as well.

  • You will have many options for your future to think about and choose from.


See Australian Apprenticeship Pathways for further information and links to apprenticeship success stories or find out 21 ways to get an apprenticeship.