WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP?
Steps to becoming an Australian Apprentice
Visit https://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/ to find out about the process.
School based apprenticeship or traineeship
A school-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SBAT) is not that different from a regular apprenticeship or traineeship. The difference is that you still attend school while continuing your apprenticeship or traineeship.
As a school-based apprentice or trainee, you’ll have an employer who will employ and train you on the job plus you’ll do some formal off-job training with a training provider.
Enrolling in a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship has a number of benefits including:
your training will contribute towards your SACE (or equivalent)
you’ll start your chosen career or trade while you’re at school
you’ll earn money while you learn
you’ll get experience in the trade or vocation of your choice
your school-based training will convert to full-time or part-time when you leave school.
You’ll attend school part of the week, go to work on some days and attend a training provider on others.
An apprenticeship is the time spent learning a skilled trade under a qualified tradesperson. There are hundreds of types of trade – from hairdresser to mechanic, electrician to chef, plumber to cabinet maker.
As an apprentice, you and an employer have a legal agreement called a training contract. This lasts until you have completed your training and both you and your employer agree you are competent. A training contract cannot be terminated without the mutual agreement of both you and your employer. Find out more about training contracts.
You’ll learn on-the-job under your supervisor at your place of work, as well as off-the-job with a training provider.
You’ll study towards a nationally recognised qualification and obtain a trade certificate when you finish. The government and your employer may subsidise your off-job training component, meaning you pay little or nothing towards course fees.
If you are looking for a full-time apprenticeship, you can search on Seek.com.au
For more information about traineeship and apprenticeship providers along with current jobs please refer to the 'Jobs' page.