Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Australian Apprenticeships or Traineeships combine practical, paid employment with structured training to give individuals a Nationally Recognised Qualification.

An Australian Apprenticeship is an arrangement between an employer, an employee and a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) where the employer provides vocational education and training in conjunction with the RTO and the apprentice/trainee learns the occupation/trade. The arrangement is underpinned by a Training Contract that is registered with Australian Apprenticeships NT.

Australian Apprentices must be at least 15 years of age, and may already hold a qualification or part there of. Apprentices/trainees can be employed on a full time or part time basis (subject to appropriate industrial relations arrangements being in place).

Australian Apprenticeships are competency based which means you can complete your training faster if you reach the required skill level. When all competencies have been achieved, you gain a Nationally Recognised Qualification.

What is the Difference between Apprenticeships and Traineeships?

Apprenticeships are generally in traditional technical trades like printing, bricklaying or cabinetmaking. Traineeships are usually in non-trade areas such as hospitality, sport and recreation, business, manufacturing and health.

What is a School Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship?

A school based apprenticeship or traineeship provides an opportunity for full time secondary school students to begin preparing themselves for a career in the workforce. They are a great way to develop skills and get paid at the same time. With a school based apprenticeship or traineeship students can work towards secondary graduation and an industry recognised qualification leading to new career and employment opportunities as well as enhancing enterprise skills.

For more information, visit Australian Apprenticeships NT.