Become an apprentice

Apprenticeships can be full-time, part-time or school-based. They offer you an opportunity to train and study while earning an income.

Apprenticeships operate on the basis of a formal apprenticeship training agreement between an employer and an apprentice.  At the beginning of an apprenticeship/traineeship, an employer and apprentice/trainee enter into a training contract.

Contact an Australian Apprenticeship Network Provider in your area for information about entering into an apprenticeship training contract.

Apprenticeship Network Providers provide advice and support services tailored to the needs of employers and apprentices throughout the apprenticeship lifecycle – from pre-commencement to completion.

Apprentice/trainee responsibilities include:

  • attend and work in a professional and courteous manner respecting the rights of others in the workplace
  • take care of workplace property and resources and treat employer information as  confidential
  • make all reasonable efforts to achieve the competencies in the training plan and complete the required training and assessment
  • attend training sessions or supervised workplace activities and take advantage of learning opportunities
  • maintain a training record book.
Watch Know Your Rights and Responsibilities, a short video to help you understand what is expected of you and your employer throughout your apprenticeship/traineeship.

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See the following websites to search for apprenticeship courses and occupations: