Kangan Institute Apprenticeships and Traineeships

What industries are Australian apprenticeships and traineeships available in?
How many apprenticeships and traineeships can you name? There's a lot more than you can think!

Apprenticeships and traineeships are now offered in more than 500 occupations. They are available in areas from multimedia and IT to sport and recreation, retail, tourism, engineering, automotive, building and construction, and many more. Kangan Institute offers a wide variety of different apprenticeship and traineeship courses that can lead to ongoing employment in a number of different career paths. For detailed information see our full list of programs here.

˅ How Long do Australian apprenticeships and traineeships take to complete?

˅ How much does an apprentice or trainee earn?

˅ What government benefits are available for apprentices?

As of February 2010, Australian apprentices may be eligible for financial assistance through:

  • Support for Adult Australian Apprentices
    Financial support for apprentices aged 25+ or their employer. Apprenticeship must be at a certificate III or IV level in an occupation experiencing a skills shortage. Financial benefits consist of an additional $100-$150 a week up to a total of $13,000.
  • Living Away From Home Allowance
    Assistance provided to eligible Australian apprentices in the initial three years of training if they have to move from parents' or guardians' home in order to commence their apprenticeship, or if the apprentice is homeless.
  • Youth Allowance, Austudy and ABSTUDY
    Youth Allowance for apprentices aged between 16-24, Austudy for Australian apprentices aged 25 or over and ABSTUDY for apprentices of any age who are Indigenous Australians. The most up-to-date information is available at the Australian Apprenticeships website, with information on Youth Allowance, Austudy and ABSTUDY available at Centrelink.

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